REI Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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REI President and CEO Eric Artz
Eric Artz
179 Ratings
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  • "Not enough hours as a part time worker(in 106 reviews)

  • "Poor leadership, low pay, pressure to sell memberships(in 95 reviews)

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  1. "Great place!"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dirictor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The focus is bigger than just selling things

    Cons

    Can lack focus at times

  2. "Full stack developer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Too much work and not very friendly staff


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    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.

  4. "Nice"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people too

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

  5. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The comradery between coworkers is fantastic. on every level. The store mangers care for there employees, Flexible hours and a great coworker discount to boot!

    Cons

    Not that I can think of.

  6. "Great Job"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate 

    I worked at REI part-time

    Pros

    friendly, good benefits, easy to learn, great atmosphere

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

  7. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Customer Service Representative 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of support from managers and a warm, welcoming environment

    Cons

    Pay is not the best

  8. "Great employer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Category Merchant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture, work/life balance, strong leadership

    Cons

    Slow to change, systems chllenged

  9. "I like working for REI!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outdoor Educator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and supervisors, super fun job, amazing discounts on gear and access to rentals

    Cons

    Long shifts with early mornings, feels a bit isolated from the rest of the company, need to have a solid inventory of personal outdoor gear to be comfortable on some programs

  10. "Chill, easy job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Specialist/Sales Associate in Burbank, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at REI part-time

    Pros

    - way days - chill environment - cool people

    Cons

    - pay could be more

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