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REI

Get Outside! That’s the message to customers and employees at REI. Staffers can vie for $300 “adventure grants” to help fund ambitious outdoor vacations where they can “recharge.” Employees take pride in the fact that the Washington-based co-op is committed to “rewilding” large metropolitan areas by developing more accessible green spaces across the nation.

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Rank last year

43

Years on list

22

HQ location

Kent, Wash.

Employees

12,925

Job openings (as of February 2019)

4,368

Industry

Retail

Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)

$2,623

Year founded

1938

Type of organization

Cooperative

Number of work sites

161

Perks
offers
Telecommuting
Compressed work weeks
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
Sick days for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
Diversity
% Minorities19%
% African-American/Black2%
% Asian5%
% Caucasian/White81%
% Hispanic/Latino6%
% Native American/Alaska Native1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races4%
% Unknown ethnicity-
Paid Time Off
General PTO23
# Sick days8
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers5
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Retail Store Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time and part-time job growth-
# of job applicants113,242
Avg. # of applicants per opening26
# New graduates hired-