J'ai travaillé chez REI à temps partiel (Plus de 3 ans)
I loved my coworkers! They are generally outdoorsy, always positive, and curious to hear about new adventures. Great energy.
Management was super flexible with my schedule as long as it was working for both of us.
The company put some solid effort into making pay appropriate for the local cost of living and the expertise they desire from employees.
Deals are amazing.
Store management can be narrowly focused on the $ and lack inspiring leadership skills.
Too much weight is put on membership sales and not enough on making sure customers get out the door with the right product. As employees, we are told that integrity is everything, and I saw that attitude every day from my coworkers. However, pay raises and bonuses were, and are again, based primarily on membership sales. It is frustrating to many to see what looks like the wrong priorities from a company we all care very much for.
Conseils à la direction
If membership in the co-op is so great, it will sell itself. It it isn't selling itself, maybe you need to see to the benefits of membership vs. non-membership difference.
Also, integrity isn't just for the little guys, Jerry.
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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