Je travaille chez REI à plein temps
The job is fun - you're not offering products to people to do something they don't want to do, they're going outside and are excited about it, and in turn this inspires you.
The benefits are fair, although not tremendous. Great discounts on gear (an awesome thing if you're a part timer and want to get latest and greatest equipment for cheap)
They DO promote within. In my experience, opportunities have been provided due to motivation, prior experience and a good work ethic. They offer a pathway for moving up in the company if you're interested and show an aptitude for it.
The co-op's direction is inspiring and makes every employee feel like they count. This creates a real family vibe within the stores when we're working together.
Pay could be better. It IS retail, but it's a bit of a struggle sometimes. If I were stressed out here more often, I'd likely change jobs but, you're paid for stress. Don't work here expecting to get rich. I wouldn't mind seeing a company wide increase in starting wages, although that usually takes from benefits elsewhere.
Conseils à la direction
Keep doing what you're doing and driving the mission home. Just consider investing in the employees just a bit more.
Le processus a pris 1 jour. J'ai passé une entrevue à REI (Austin, TX (États-Unis)) en septembre 2009.
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.
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