REI - Better than average benefits, good place overall | Glassdoor
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"Better than average benefits, good place overall"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at REI full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

-Good Benefits- health, dental, life insurance, FSA, they'll pay 50% on mass transit pass (vanpools, bus, light rail etc); good discounts on gear, training opportunities available; guaranteed retirement contributions
-They promote from within. I started as a cashier, became a manager and now work in the HQ
-Great coworkers!
-They value diversity

Cons

-I don't think they pay store employees enough
-Hard to get new ideas through- there is a lot of old ways of thinking
-Work life balance is valued more in some areas of the company than others

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. "Great culture, still retail"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    REI places great emphasis on work/life balance, offers great discounts, and generally has an open culture that fosters teamwork. They are a great to work for as an employee who needs an accommodation plan. The gear discount is the biggest benefit of working in retail there.

    Cons

    Availability requirements for regular employment requires weekends (at least Saturday or Sunday). The revolving door aspect, while a feature of all retail creates a feeling of being disposable. Can feel at times like the corporate office looks down on the retail side.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with employees all the way down, but up the sense that you're not just placating us, keep it real. Make more opportunities, aside from from the one employee a year Anderson Award, for retail to interface with corporate.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun people to work with and mostly great customer base to help"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Camping Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Camping Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discounts on products, time off requests, flexible schedule, benefits

    Cons

    Pay, must be available for major holidays, usually cannot get more than three days in a row off during "black out dates" Annual raise pretty low, hard to get into upper raise amount if you aren't interested in management in the future

    Advice to Management

    Product training needs to be improved especially on high end items (skis,snowboards,car racks, etc)

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