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REI Overview

Seattle, WA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1938
Company - Private
Sporting Goods Shops
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors

Eastern Mountain Sports, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Patagonia

Our history: It all started with an ice axe
We’ve been your outdoor co-op for 82 years. REI was founded in 1938 when a group of 23 climbing friends, united by their love for the outdoors, decided to source quality and affordable gear for their ... Read more

Mission: At REI, we inspire, educate, and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship.

REI Reviews

  • "Great place to work"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI part-time

    Pros

    - great people, understanding managers, sick perks.

    Cons

    - occasionally frustrating shift distributions but this was expected in a retail setting.

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REI Photos

REI photo of: Green Vest always ready to assist our members.
REI photo of: Reception area in our Sumner Distribution & Customer contact center
REI photo of: One of the many areas on campus to unwind & relax...
REI photo of: Working hard at headquarters
REI photo of: A great start to any day is a green vest huddle!
REI photo of: A popular feature to our campus- our indoor bike rack storage! Perfect for the rainy northwest season!
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REI Interviews

Experience

Experience
72%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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12%
7%
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Group interview. Make sure to demonstrate listening skills as well as stepping up in pauses. Also ask questions and know facts about REI, this helped me quite a bit in my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: what would you do if a customer became upset with you?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

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    Thank you to our employees! We're proud to be named a @Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2021. #GlassdoorBPTW http://gldr.co/BPTW

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    We're so proud & honored to be named #4 on Fortune Magazine's Best Workplaces in Retail list! We are hiring at our stores across the US. Check out our open jobs & find your next adventure: http://bit.ly/37prGqb #nowhiring #hiring #retail #bestworkplaces2020

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REI Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2019
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2018
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