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"Small Thinking, Pleasant People"

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Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Kent, WA
Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Kent, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at REI full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Pay was good, benefits excellent. Open minded, environmentally conscious organization trying to do it right.

Cons

Very provincial small town mindset. Plenty of prima donnas. Poor communication and extreme silos.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring contractors and shake up the organizational structure.

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. "Could be better"

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts, flexibility, fun work environment

    Cons

    Below average pay for a specialty retailer, policy inconsistencies from store management, lack of accountability and poor technological infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Invest in infrastructure, it is difficult for most employees to do with their daily tasks with such antiquated systems and increase based pay, we are losing top-performing employees due to low salaries. To have the thinking "it's retail" so we can be okay with low salaries is thinking in the past I feel this is the largest opportunity for REI to separate themselves from the rest of the field in terms taking care of your employees.


  2. "Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discounts on products are phenomenal. The company values are awesome. The camaraderie is great-everyone is more than willing to help out their teammates. The product quality is very good and the training and training resources leave little room for inadequacy. They are very accommodating with availability=work/life balance.

    Cons

    The pay rate is a bit low. The product discounts make up for the low pay, but that does not pay bills! It is also sometimes hard to get enough hours to make the paycheck work. When trying to promote, it seems that people who aren't willing to relocate are somewhat penalized.

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