Customer Service Specialist, Bookkeeping (Former Employee) – Dublin, CA – August 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!
The company Cares, Showers for coworkers who run/bike to work, Prodeals, Food provided or potlucked on Huge sale weekends and holidays
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.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Arcadia, CA – April 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.