REI - Don't expect to ever live off of this gig and you'll be fine | Glassdoor
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"Don't expect to ever live off of this gig and you'll be fine"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at REI part-time

Pros

Prodeals! This is where you will spend 120% of your paycheck. Also, many of the customers are fun to talk to when they're not complaining about the premium prices.

Cons

Low pay, mind-numbing workload, and you get siloed very easily. The whole place is getting more corporate all the time, while still somehow managing to pay lip-service to co-op philosophies with a straight face. Finally, you have to deal with customers who exploit the heck out of the return policy.

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. "Great one year, horrible the next..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, good discounts, decent benefits. Terrific managers if you're lucky.

    Cons

    Ruthless managers who want to get ahead, and don't care whom they trample on in their quest.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the part-timers. They are the heart and soul of the store.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Over qualified doesn't even get you an interview???"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Gear great gear great gear!

    Cons

    HR department obviously doesn't hire anyone from the outside. You have to work their or no someone that does to get in the door.

    Advice to Management

    Don't advertise to the public if your not going to give them a chance.

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