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REI Reno Reviews

Updated October 3, 2017
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Reno, NV

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Pros
  • I love the companies values and how they keep a work life balance for their employees (in 128 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance, employee focused company, great discounts on gear, overall positive culture (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • Management roles in the company experience the worst levels of work/life balance in the company (in 36 reviews)

  • Wouldn't work with me for full time hours (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REI (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job, no stress, discounts

    Cons

    Little mobility, boring, not exciting


  2. "Extremely positive place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent management, and engaging workplace. It is a retail job, but you will get to know your customers much more than most other places. Benefits are great as well.

    Cons

    Have to work there for a year before benefits kick in. Hard to get a full-time position. Wage seems to be low for the amount of knowledge/experience required.

  3. "Great temp workplace. Poor career."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment with dedicated staff passionate about and with similar interests.

    Cons

    Unless interested in moving into [unsecure] management positions, very limited full time opportunities and very inconsistent "feast or famine" hours. Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Increase job security. Make this a place for people who want to stay and grow with you a place they can afford to stay and grow with you.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to get into for the benefits."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REI part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-workers, like working in a toy store for adults. Good training program to get yourself started.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get hours. They will hire for their high season and cut regular employees hours to accommodate new hires. If projected sales levels are down, all hours are cut except 5 year + employees. They will expect you to keep yourself with full availability but might not schedule you those hours. When you take another job to supplement your income, they will cut you even more then bring you in to the office and let you go. There will never be much opportunity for a decent pay.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider that all your employees need to earn a living. If you can't give your employees enough hours to live on. Then allow them to reduce their availability and let them get 2nd jobs.


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