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"Excellent Part-Time Job!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Fairfax, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fantastic discounts
Wonderful diverse community of people
Generous starting hourly pay
Good health benefits for part time
You will mostly work with liberal open minded ladies and gentlemen

Cons

At times I feel that the fact I was never a boyscout / girlscout counts against me in the social structure of the store.

Advice to Management

Punishments and rewards should be more clearly defined.
Training should be more extensive in all aspects.

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. "A great part time job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Full benefits to part time employees. Great discounts. Great environment.

    Cons

    Managements focus on membership sales goals. Managements actual knowledge of given departments.

    Advice to Management

    Become more knowledgeable of departments you are overseeing.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Big Box Retailer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people on the floor, most of the time. Some of the old timers get away with murder and store manager are too ignorant or too much of a coward to deal with them. Great discounts and for the most time customers are really great people.

    Cons

    Don not let your self be fooled by their excellent marketing REI is only a COOP on paper, this COOP is run in the same manner Walt Mart is, just look at the rate it is growing and REI pays horrendous salaries. It could easily compensate its staff full time and part time much better and ensured a much lower turnover. As well store managers end of the year bonuses are calculated in such fashion that saving monies is only beaten by department sales, they will schedule new part times as often as possible until they become too expensive.
    I loved working for REI initially and was promoted rapidly, however the hunt for members and turning away from the COOP model really turned me off. As well the political correctness is overwhelming and if you’re not a liberal (hardcore) then this is not the place to work. Finally if the members actually where informed of employee salaries I am sure they as COOP “owners” would have a thing or two to say about the COOP leadership ways of treating the sales staff, take one look at store managers and the leaderships end of the year bonus and you know this is no longer a COOP.

    Advice to Management

    REI is a Big Box Retailer
    Advice to senior leadership at HQ, wake up stop being fooled by retail directors find a new metrics to score for bonuses and for crying out loud. Either you are a COOP or come out and change your model or with that you must educate and train your retail managers.


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