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"Time well spent"

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Former Employee - Sales Specialist - Action Sports
Former Employee - Sales Specialist - Action Sports
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Obviously, one of the best reason to work here if you love the outdoors are the gear discounts and other perks/freebies. I wish I would have taken advantage of even more of the perks but I was only part-time and didn't keep up with everything.

Large stable company, interesting and fun products, can move up the company ladder if you want.

Cons

It's was an hourly retail position. I wouldn't have wanted to work full-time there but it was a nice for a shift or two a week and keeping the benefits.

You will put all of the money you earn from REI back into REI. It's not possible to work there and not spend all of your money buying up all of their gear.

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Awesome work environment
    -Friendly staff
    -Good benefits
    -Many engaged and helpful supervisors/managers

    Cons

    -Difficult to maintain full-time hours
    -Promotion process can SOMETIMES be slow and tedious
    -Pay is good, but not great.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growth opportunities for those who are highly motivated"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good co-workers
    decent customers
    stress-free work environment
    staff actually cares about each other
    opportunities for growth are available if you are motivated to pursue them and willing to move

    Cons

    low pay - but it's a part-time retail job
    some co-workers are slackers
    efficiency and organization varies drastically from store to store
    I've seen people who don't work very hard get promoted

    Advice to Management

    provide more opportunities and clear avenues for career opportunities outside of retail management, offer full-time positions to top employees, create opportunities for staff to review management

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