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REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke
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  1. Hilfreich (2)

    „Good company, boring job, no future for the masses”

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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Sales Specialist
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Sales Specialist
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei REI gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Most of your coworkers will appreciate and respect the outdoors and believe in the company mission. You will get great discounts and plenty of product knowledge so you'll always have the newest and best gear. Management is good about honoring time off requests so you can get out there and enjoy the lifestyle you are "selling." The work environment is casual. Coworkers will genuinely work together to provide good customer service making customers happy. It's rewarding to help people get outside.

    Kontras

    Most employees are part-time (10-15 hours per week) which is great if you aren't actually trying to pay any bills. Very few people work anything close to full-time.

    It's basically a dead-end job. Management positions are supposedly awesome, but the reality of working your way up the ladder is slim to none. Management positions get eliminated, and the people in management positions never leave.

    Turnover is high among sales specialists. Well, it is retail after all, but there is a lot of frustration at the bottom. Everyone is trying hard to impress the managers because they all want to be a candidate for a management position themselves whenever one becomes a available. At my store, there was a lot of two-faced back stabbing going on. It was kind of like high school all over again but with less acne and at least you could hide in the sleeping bags for a while.

    Selling memberships seems to be the only metric for measuring success, and trying to sell them is painful to say the least. Most customers already have a membership. The people who don't, generally don't want one. I could up sell anything, but memberships weren't good for me. If you do want to work your way up, be sure to perfect your membership sales pitch and get ready for irritated shoppers... especially when you are the third or fourth sales specialist to say the "M" word. Good luck.

    Rat an das Management

    Memberships are important, of course. But be sure to reward knowledgable, hard-working, and customer-focused employees as well.


  2. „Great opportunity to learn about retail!”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Retail Sales Associate in Sammamish, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Retail Sales Associate in Sammamish, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei REI gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Fun environment.
    Great management.
    Cool perks: some discounted/free athletic gear.

    Kontras

    No opportunity for commission. Low pressure is the flip side of this.

  3. „Great place to work!”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Customer Service Representative in Lynnwood, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Customer Service Representative in Lynnwood, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Neutrale Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei REI gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    I loved working here. The people are friendly and accepting. It’s a great place to build a community, get awesome benefits and learn a ton about your area.

    Kontras

    It’s retail so you get the downs of that but while I was there I know they were making huge strides to break the mold. Black Friday off etc.

    Rat an das Management

    I had one of the best management team around they really knew there stuff and helped you succeed in any way possible.


  4. „Footwear Specialist”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in San Diego, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in San Diego, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei REI gearbeitet (Über 5 Jahre)

    Pros

    Fun Friendly Benefits Perks Flexible

    Kontras

    Not a very fair workplace

    Rat an das Management

    The manager Todd really is not all that great, too busy worrying about amazon and passing down work to the RSMs and leads. Its not a very fair workplace seeing there isn't any seniority and no matter how knowledgeable your are, experience you have, or hard you've been working, they seem to give lead and higher positions to new employees who know nothing and they can mold to their liking. Smart I guess but unfair. If you wanna make moves and climb the corporate latter here, start by sucking up right away and even if you don't know about the products, apply, odds are you'll get it and just get trained. For all you seasoned employees, o well.


  5. Hilfreich (1)

    „Friendly work environment”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Retail Operations Specialist
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Retail Operations Specialist
    Empfiehlt

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei REI gearbeitet

    Pros

    -Employee discount
    -Friendly coworkers
    -Informative

    Kontras

    -No growth opportunities
    -Unpredictable scheduling


  6. „It might be a Co-op, but it is still just retail.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Part Time Sales Associate
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Part Time Sales Associate
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei REI gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Reasonable work-life balance, friendly co-workers

    Kontras

    Still pressured into "inviting" people to join the co-op (i.e. selling memberships), a little cult-ish, high turnover rate.


  7. „Great Company Overall”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Sales Specialist in Paramus, NJ (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Sales Specialist in Paramus, NJ (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt

    Ich habe bei REI gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Coop Program, Member/Employee Benefits

    Kontras

    Not many, just make sure you live the lifestyle

  8. „Your Experience Will Depend on Your Team”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - RSM
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - RSM
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei REI gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Encouraged continued development, visible options to move up, great associates

    Kontras

    There is no operational consistency location to location. Meaning you are left in a fog to figure it out. The only real way to understand what is going on and to be accepted by your peers is to be promoted from within.
    The Women in Leadership group is a band-aid for the largely male-dominated, sexist environment of outdoor retailing. Which is an anomaly in the female-dominated industry of retail.


  9. „One of the best jobs I've ever had!”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Sales Specialist
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Sales Specialist
    Empfiehlt
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei REI gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Best company to work for! Awesome work perks, including Yay Days and ProDeals. Dynamic work environment where every day can be different. Supportive group of coworkers who are always willing to advance your product knowledge in different departments throughout the store (still have lifelong friends from my store). Always progressing with the changing culture politically and socially (ex. increasing company minimum wages based on cost of living).

    Kontras

    Little opportunities for growth, only really from "sales specialist -> sales lead -> manager." So if those in those positions stay, there's not much room for growth. Also difficult to have a set schedule and set hours to accommodate personal schedule and plan future activities.


  10. „Great place”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Sales Associate
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Sales Associate
    Empfiehlt
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Teilzeit bei REI

    Pros

    An Amazing company and great part time job for anyone that’s passionate about the outdoors

    Kontras

    The only con would I would say is the pay