Great company mission, daily work no longer inspiring
Merchandise Analyst (Current Employee) – Kent, WA – June 7, 2017
Rightfully so, the company continues to play offense in this evolving retail environment. As a Co-op, REI has a unique advantage of not playing into shareholders' needs. For these reasons, I believe the Co-op has a good chance of surviving long after many of our retail giants fold.
With a new CEO on board, the Co-op has also endured many changes that put stress on middle-management and individual contributors. We retain and attract highly competent people to work for REI, but as such, we face challenges of system limitations and a basic understanding of daily capabilities.
The Co-op's mission is its greatest asset
Culture is imploding from within, employees are no longer empowered