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"Lukewarm bathwater... not what I'd expected."

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Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

For a large store I got the feeling the employees were great team players who shares a common vision - inspire others to get outside! I was shocked that I'm the most experienced "outdoorsman" in the store. Hey, it feels great...

Cons

Managers have to lie to corporate (to keep their jobs) and hide the real downside of working in a department environment. Why? I think they are afraid if losing their jobs. Personally, I'm already sooooo tired of not being able to leave my department and feel like I'm constantly forced to fit into a corporate machine without any soul or personality. REI is a great mega-machine I have to admit.

Advice to Management

Stop focusing on numbers and get to know your people and what they have to say. You are really good at playing the game, and "Yes" I"d rather work here than Walmart or Target.

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. "Fun, exciting, and always changing."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    A company that cares about its employees
    Generous discount on products
    Fun place to work

    Cons

    Working on weekends when it's nice outside.


  2. "Great place to work from a benefits standpoint."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Corporate culture that cares about the environment
    Most employees are true team players
    Encourages fitness and well-being and is flexible with scheduling to facilitate this lifestyle
    Flex-time
    Sally Jewell is an awesome leader

    Cons

    No real opportunities for contract workers
    Is still very, very corporate in nature

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