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A Co-Op that really Cares
Customer Service Specialist, Bookkeeping (Former Employee) –  Dublin, CAAugust 16, 2013
Fantastic: benefits, work environment, coworkers, management, company policies, and products.
Very competitive wages.
Plenty of opportunities for advancement. We had people move from sales associate to management within 1-2 yrs. If you are amazing at your job and you're motivated enough, you will get promoted within your store or at another one close by.
They encourage a very healthy life/work balance. Its all about the experiences that you get while using their products.
For example as long as you give them a month + notice, they actually want you to take that week long camping trip, or run that marathon, or kayak down that river. Take pictures and share when you get back. Better yet use the knowledge you gain from it to help you sell the products they carry or even sign up to teach a class in store.
There really isn't anything bad about this company, you're really going to LOVE working at REI!
Pros
The company Cares, Showers for coworkers who run/bike to work, Prodeals, Food provided or potlucked on Huge sale weekends and holidays
Cons
Spending half your wages on the great stuff they sell, It's retail so expect part time retail hours until you move up in the company.
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Positive and inclusive working environment
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Arcadia, CAApril 20, 2018
REI is a fast paced and collaborative retail environment that puts the customer at the center. Their mission, to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship, lives within all employees and makes for a wonderful working environment.
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Great work/life balance, poor management and limited opportunities for advancement
Program Manager, Retail Systems Delivery (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAApril 18, 2018
I have really enjoyed the culture and work life balance of REI. I love my team! IT is risk-averse and hierarchical. Not a great place for women who seek leadership positions.
Pros
discounts on gear
Cons
challenging culture for women seeking leadership roles in technology
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