REI Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2020

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4.0
80%
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94%
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REI President and CEO Eric Artz
Eric Artz
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "A lot of good perks of the job and great work/life balance(in 167 reviews)

  • "The company fosters a love for the outdoors(in 156 reviews)

Cons
  • "focus on membership sales, cannot always guarantee full time hours for everyone(in 113 reviews)

  • "When you are working part time you cannot expect large paychecks(in 103 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "phenomenal company!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Everything! Great company to work for that is ahead of it's time in providing a healthy work environment to employees. Caring, understanding, and always looking to help you improve as an employee and person.

    Cons

    none, they are a top 100 company for a reason

    REI2019-06-26
  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun. interesting products and people. Good management

    Cons

    It’s retail and scheduling isn’t always the best, but they do the best they can

    REI2020-06-01
  3. "Great Company, Treats employees really well. Some minor organizational issues."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I can't imagine a retail store treating employees much better. Great benifits, discount on gear, friendly/casual environment, consistant pay increases and bonuses and they really took care of us during the whole pandemic with emergency pay for everyone, not just full time employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes its hard to get your scheduling requests confirmed but other than minor admin stuff no complaints.

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    REI2020-06-01
  4. "Ok place to works"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people that you work with

    Cons

    Pay was minimal for people on the floor

    REI2020-06-01
  5. "Great job with lots of pros and a few cons"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Prodeals with REI and other outdoor vendors Rad coworkers

    Cons

    Scheduling troubles Company is growing and becoming less personal Benefits are only available if you work/meet certain requirements

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    REI2020-05-30
  6. "Great part time job!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - corporate culture - emphasis on relationships - co-op feel - connection to supporting community efforts - employee discounts

    Cons

    - could us better waste management systems at Nashville store for recycling and composting

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    REI2020-05-27
  7. "Great culture, good benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Specialist 

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It straight up rocks, people are nice, management wants you to succeed.

    Cons

    Typical logistical stuff that comes along with retail. Scheduling hours being inconsistent is probably the biggest one.

    REI2020-05-24
  8. "Management at REI truly cares about its employees."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Clothing Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at REI part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Trains thoroughly, and works with you on scheduling. Customers are usually a pleasure to work with. Coworkers are a joy to be around. The company fosters a love for the outdoors. All around great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not the best pay. Raises infrequent.

    REI2020-05-24
  9. "Great discounts, hard to get hours"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work/life balance, enjoy the people I work with, great discounts

    Cons

    hard to get hours, low wages,

    REI2020-05-20
  10. "Looking for a great career?"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at REI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people - both employees and customers make this company awesome. Innovation is sought from and valued from all employees.

    Cons

    Growing with company is easier for those with option to move outside of area.

    REI2020-05-18
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