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REI Reviews

Updated 31 Mar 2020

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3.9
77%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
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REI President and CEO Eric Artz
Eric Artz
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "A lot of good perks of the job and great work/life balance(in 165 reviews)

  • "They even have a 401k option for part time workers(in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • "focus on membership sales, cannot always guarantee full time hours for everyone(in 110 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fantastic Culture and Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone that works for REI loves their job. There is a strong sense of camaraderie between the employees. Management treats the support staff with a high level of respect. Managers are encourage career development and will support creating a development path if you are interested. Part-time employees are eligible for the same health-care benefits as full-time employees.

    Cons

    As with any retail environment, work schedule will differ from traditional hours.

    REI2020-03-31
  2. "Great Part-Time Job"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities! Fun environment Discounts

    Cons

    Low Pay Inconsistent scheduling Direct contact with the retail public

    REI2020-03-30
  3. "Great Community/Prodeals"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prodeal Pricing, Hours, Pay, Retirement Benefits

    Cons

    Membership Conversion, Stocking, Different expectations from Management and Leads

    REI2020-03-27
  4. "Just fine"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Product Manager 

    I have been working at REI full-time

    Pros

    easy pace and good benefits

    Cons

    does not adhere to industry standards in tech

    REI2020-03-20
  5. "Still My Favorite Job Ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, company culture, philanthropy, team culture, growth opportunities, great management, friends outside of work.

    Cons

    Normal cons for customer service jobs: early morning shifts, grumpy customers, selling memberships, inconsistent schedules

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    REI2020-03-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Soft good sales-Cleveland"

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    • Senior Management
    Retail Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI

    Pros

    Management creates plan for retail employees. They want to make sure employees are happy. And growing. They quickly address issues when one happens. They even have a 401k option for part time workers!!!

    Cons

    It is retail which is hard. Out of all retail great company to work for.

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    REI2020-03-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing work culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture. Happiest group of people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Management listens, the people that work there truly are outdoor lovers. Very open minded and collaborative work culture with similar values. A lot of good perks of the job and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pay isn’t realistic for most people if this is your only job

    REI2020-02-25
  8. "Great company to work for until it isn't"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company culture. Extremely progressive as a whole. Discounts are amazing.

    Cons

    Little upward mobility. Company as a whole seems to be much more HQ focused than store focused. LEAVE AND DISABILITY PROGRAM IS A NIGHTMARE.

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    REI2020-03-10
  9. "Great community, honest work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Such an amazing community of people which REI naturally attracts. Flexible scheduling. Get out as much of it as you put in!

    Cons

    Not that high of pay. Large working body, potentially difficult time moving up in the company if you are interested in that.

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    REI2020-02-24
  10. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at REI part-time

    Pros

    The People are absolutely wonderful

    Cons

    Inconsistency in Scheduling an issue

    REI2020-02-21
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