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REI Overview

Kent, WA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1938
Company - Private
Sporting Goods Shops
€2 to €5 billion (EUR) per year
Competitors

Eastern Mountain Sports, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Patagonia

At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing ... Read more

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

REI Reviews

  • "Wonderful Company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Specialist in Vernon Hills, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Specialist in Vernon Hills, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    REI really cares for their employees and treats them so well. You get many great benefits an they care about your work/life balance.

    Cons

    This wasn't a problem for me but if you are a person who is late to work a lot, you will have problems with this company. They will write you up and they have 0 tolerance for it. I have seen 2 coworkers get fired because of it, but it's their own fault not REI's.

    Advice to Management

    Management at REI is wonderful and I have nothing but good things to say!

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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

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    Outreach Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at REI (Austin, TX (US)) in September 2009.

    Interview

    The interview was granted at last minute, almost as an afterthought. There was one, in person interview. Two people participated in the interview process: the store manager and the Outreach director. They seemed friendly but aloof, although I had worked with the company for a year prior. My advice would be to befriend management or people who know them if you seek to advance within the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Question about using a specific software only other Outreach specialists have access to.   3 Answers
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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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