REI - One of the 100 Best, many years running | Glassdoor
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"One of the 100 Best, many years running"

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  • 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 10 years)

Pros

Great culture and work/life balance. Good brand and opportunity to work on cool projects. Great discounts for outdoorsy types. It's a company you can be proud of and is seen as an industry leader.

Cons

Pay is not the highest in industry. There's sometimes a lack of direction. Management going through some growing pains, but is taking steps to improve.

Advice to Management

Fight to retain experienced internal talent. Maintain your brand identity and culture.

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great college job until I got a "real" job."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in, pay was ok. Discounts/benefits and work life balance were awesome. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Crappy hours at times, short shifts made coming to work a chore at times (not worth the commute). Pushing memberships became a punishment for working (or not)

    Advice to Management

    Too much focus on selling memberships for sales associates.


  2. "REI - A great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since REI is a co-op, they can take a longer term view without shareholders breathing down their neck for short term gains. The co-op is also heavily involved in the communities where they do business and is an outstanding advocate for protecting the outdoors.

    Cons

    Advancement can be challenging especially if you're in IT. By nature, IT is a small organization so movement, lateral or upwards, is limited.


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