REI is wonderful, but places far too much emphasis on getting people to sign up for membership. This also plays a vital role in any possibility of advancement, as you won't even be considered for management unless your numbers are competitive. They have also, in the last few years, changed their management tier system making it more difficult to advance anyway. The pay is also very low considering that they want to encourage employees to take advantage of buying outdoor products in order to promote them to customers.
Discounts, Opportunities for adventures with new friends
Pay, Advancement Opportunities