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"Truly a great place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Amazing co-workers, Tuition assistance, Flexible working environments, Discounts, Focus on personal development, Excellent corporate culture... The list goes on. REI definitely works to retain talent through benefits, perks, etc.

Cons

As the organization grows, it has become a little slow to move on some things. We've developed into one of those corporate environments that strands people in meetings a little more often than necessary. Also, compensation in the form of base-pay can be a little lacking. Lots of great people are lured away by others companies who can pay them what they're worth. While they work hard to offer a nice compensation package, unfortunately that usually doesn't impact base-pay.

Advice to Management

You can further delay the need for a campus expansion by fostering a location-agnostic environment. Invest in online collaborative tools and allow more remote offices.

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. "Great company in the midst of change."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic people
    Belief in the outdoors and being fit.
    Value employees

    Cons

    Lots of changes in company as a whole
    Lots of changes in IT methodology
    Loose leadership of change management leaves gaps and confusion

    Advice to Management

    Get ownership of the vision to come and manage the path there better
    Define new paradigm and new roles mapping path for people so less fear of future
    Paint the picture of a better REI that you are all striving for


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Culture and philosophy changing negatively"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sumner, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sumner, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible time off, retirement plan

    Cons

    Stagnant business model, slow to adapt, promotions are not merit based

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like expendable assets. When I first started working for REI, I felt like management cared for my well-being. Before I left the company, morale was corroding every day as supervisors and managers pushed harder and harder to meet impossible production standards to wring every last dollar out of their employees. Working on your day off, and getting a random weekday off to prevent overtime, is a surefire way to disgust your employees. For all of your talk about being leaders in the industry instead of reactive, you have still failed to implement any meaningful changes that haven't set you back further than you were before the change.

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