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  • "Its just an internal marketing scheme to make it look like the actually care about your work-life balance" (in 39 reviews)

  • "No full time employment opportunities" (in 98 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

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"Life at REI"

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Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at REI full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great work/life balance, employee focused company, great discounts on gear, overall positive culture.

Cons

Compensation is not competitive for Seattle market, few opportunities for advancement

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Color Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REI full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Fun co- workers

    Cons

    New CEO shifted values and business, not the same REI

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sub Par"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI full-time

    Pros

    Gear discounts and coworkers.

    Cons

    Retail schedule, low pay, and lack of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire knowledgable staff, pay them well, and stop trying to shave costs while overworking employees.

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