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REI Reviews

Updated 14 Feb 2020

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3.8
75%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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REI President and CEO Eric Artz
Eric Artz
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "You get many great benefits an they care about your work/life balance(in 164 reviews)

  • "Great people, your coworkers become your friends(in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • "focus on membership sales, cannot always guarantee full time hours for everyone(in 110 reviews)

  • "When you are working part time you cannot expect large paychecks(in 103 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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.

    REI2019-08-15
  2. "Outstanding company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great discounts or pro deals. Off on Black Friday!

    Cons

    Wages. Although REI is trying.

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    REI2020-02-15
  3. "Loved working there!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Specialist in Tigard, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. super chill.

    Cons

    Limited hours, strict with employee discount

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    REI2020-02-14
  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Time off is easy to get Love the outdoors and donates to keep it going learning new activities. Great discounts Flexible hours Very nice people work there

    Cons

    Pay is Low Work every weekend at least 1 day Work on holidays If manager doesn't like you, you don't get hours

    REI2020-02-11
  5. "Checked customers out and processed returns"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist 

    I have been working at REI full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers make it an amazing experience

    Cons

    Pay raises are incredibly hard to get

    REI2020-02-08
  6. "1 year Review"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends

    I worked at REI part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Staff and Benefits, Career Growth opportunities. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Poor Pay, Hours aren't constant and can't necessary keep up with the bills all year.

    REI2020-02-05
  7. "Good Atmosphere, poor pay"

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    Current Employee - Computer Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Community events and culture Gear Discounts

    Cons

    Pay - need two jobs Scheduling - inconsistent

    REI2020-02-04
  8. "Great Part Time Gig"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Awesome discounts - Friendly and appreciative customers - All jobs here are easy...like really easy - Great pay for starting retail

    Cons

    - Wasn’t used to a regulated break structure but it makes the day go by quick and got used to it after a few weeks. - Relatively few hours outside of holiday and dividend times. Hours received are based on seniority, only fair.

    REI2020-01-31
  9. "REI cares"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Bicycle Technician 

    I have been working at REI full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, company that cares about you and the outdoors and does a lot of good

    Cons

    focus on membership sales, cannot always guarantee full time hours for everyone

    REI2020-01-31
  10. "Great community and company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive management, great team of co-workers, amazing products that are easy to sell. Benefits as a part time employee

    Cons

    Highly fluctuating number of hours, no set schedule

    REI2020-01-29

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