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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 11 REI Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.3
Growth Opportunities
3.0
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
3.7
Work Setting
4.0
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"I worked for REI for seven years at two different locations. Hourly pay rate was standard for retail (i.e. low) but other perks were quite fantastic: fabulous discounts, excellent benefits, and spending each day with adventurous, outdoorsy co-workers."
Posted 8 years ago in Roseville, MN
REI Employee

"Great place to work! Best if you love the outdoors!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
REI Employee

"REI is a positive work environment. If you enjoy the outdoors and outdoor activities, then this is a good part-time job or in between a job for you."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
REI (17)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is St. John's University (11)
3.1 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Books-A-Million (21)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,656)
Retail Sales Manager

"Great place to work! Amazing staff, and a great work environment that is incredibly supportive. Everyone there is not only looking to help you succeed at all of your goals, but to ensure that everyone is entitled to a life out doors. The things that REI does for the out door community is very inspirational as well, and makes you feel incredible for being a part of it."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Customer Service Specialist

"I worked for REI for seven years at two different locations. Hourly pay rate was standard for retail (i.e. low) but other perks were quite fantastic: fabulous discounts, excellent benefits, and spending each day with adventurous, outdoorsy co-workers."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Outreach Advisor

"I have been with REI for over a year and have been able to move up a decent amount in that time. I love REI's mission statement but I don't feel that a lot of my peers, including some of my supervisors live up to the REI creed. As far as corporate jobs go, REI is the best and I hope to keep it as a part of my professional life for quite sometime. The hours can be a little slim since it is considered a part time job but the healthcare and work life balance make up for that."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Product Information Specialist

What do you like about working at REI?

"I like the casual dress code, the benefits package and the type of product we sell."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Since REI is a Fortune 50 Best Places to Work company with a fun atmosphere, it is very competitive and there are relatively few job openings."

What don't you like about working at REI?

"Change happens too slowly and there are not enough growth opportunities."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Encourage more innovation, upgrade systems more quickly and continue growth at current pace."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Merchandise Intern

What do you like about working at REI?

"Everyone here is really nice and the culture is really laid back. All the benefits and the decent pay are also a plus."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be enthusiastic, warm, and welcoming. They love people who are personable and a love for the outdoors as well as stewardship is a plus."

What don't you like about working at REI?

"There are no entry level positions available once the internship is over. Also, there is an older demographic here and as a young professional it is difficult to make connections with people who are significantly older and at a different stage in life."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would figure out how to get a younger generation into the company."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Merchandise Intern

What do you like about working at REI?

"The people here are really nice. The culture and attitude is refreshing."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be enthusiastic, warm, and welcoming. They like people who are personalble but also passionate about what they are doing. Love for the outdoors and stewardship are a must."

What don't you like about working at REI?

"There are no entry level positions available after the internship is over. It is also an older demographic of people who are married with children and being a young professional just out of college can be difficult to relate to. It makes it difficult to have work friends."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would figure out how to get a younger generation into the building. Currently there is an older demographic here which for a young professional can be difficult to relate to."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Supervisor

What do you like about working at REI?

"Great co-workers, Nice benefits, Fun Customers, Great gear, Flexible Schedule"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Share your passion for the outdoors, focus on great customer service"

What don't you like about working at REI?

"Ability to move up in the company requires frequent moving, not very competitive with pay"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Respond to change more quickly, pursue youth market more aggressively"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Sales Representative
Person You Work For 4.2 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 3.6 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Assistant Store Operations Manager
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Customer Service Specialist

What do you like about working at REI?

"REI invests in its employees and in the community. Many employees have been with the Co-Op for many years. It was family."

Assistant Store Manager

"Where else can you work and play and sell that lifestyle to your customer"

What do you like about working at REI?

"Work/Life Balance, core values"

What don't you like about working at REI?

"That I had to step down from the career because of the Conflict of interest policy where you cannot have a Store Manager and an Assistant Manager or Supervisor in the same district. My partner was promoted and I had to leave my career."

DC Operations Manager

"caution"

What do you like about working at REI?

"Good growth and fiscal performance. Positive environment for the most part."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Experience and upbeat personality are required."

What don't you like about working at REI?

"There was a difficult period during the 1990's for about 10 years when the old management cleaned out middle and upper management people. The last old school CEO was the only hurdle left when I departed the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be realistic about what you have to offer employees and quit sellng them on what doesn't get delivered."

Sales Specialist

"REI meets my career dreams!"

REI Reviews FAQs

Is REI a good company to work for?

REI has an overall rating of 3.9 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 11 REI Review Ratings left anonymously by REI employees, which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 100% of employees would recommend working at REI.

Does REI pay their employees well?

REI employees earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 55% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 5 REI employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find REI Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at REI?

100% of employees would recommend working at REI with the overall rating of 3.9 out of 5. Employees also rated REI 4.3 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.9 for Rewards You Receive, 3.0 for Growth Opportunities and 3.7 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at REI?

According to our data, the highest paying job at REI is a Senior Java Developer at $131,000 annually. Browse REI Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at REI?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at REI is a Team Member at $16,000 annually. Browse REI Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at REI?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at REI to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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