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    The nation’s largest consumer co-op now gives employees two annual “Yay Days”: paid-time-off to go outside and use the outdoor gear they sell for such activities as hiking, biking, climbing, camping and skiing. Unlike their contemporaries, REI would like folks to spend their working careers working in this retailer. Last year REI funded $60 million in its incentive plan and profit-sharing contributions, including giving every eligible employee an automatic 5% company retirement contribution into their 401(k) and an additional 7% profit-sharing contribution. Many here, including part-timers who work 20 hours or more per week, also enjoys health care benefits for themselves and their dependents. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year58
    # of years on list
    19
    Industry
    Retail
    Year founded1,938
    CEO/Top executive
    Jerry Stritzke
    HQ location
    Kent, Washington
    Type of organization
    Cooperative
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $2.2 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.rei.com
    Total U.S. employees
    11,924
    Total employees outside the U.S.
    17
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    261
    FT job growth in the past year
    6%
    Number of work sites
    145

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    yes
    Offers telecommuting
    yes
    Offers job sharing
    no
    Offers onsite childcare
    no
    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Location of medical facility
    -
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Max tuition
    $3,000
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Max PTO for volunteering
    -

    Diversity

    % Women43
    % Minorities17
    % African-American/Black
    2.2
    % Asian
    5.4
    % Caucasian/White
    82.9
    % Hispanic/Latino
    5.9
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.6
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.4
    % Two or more races
    2.6
    Same-sex benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    8
    Vacation
    11
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO
    -
    Total PTO after 5 years
    26

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Retail Store Manager
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$82,544.13
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$20,119.27
    Total pay (salaried position)$102,663
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Retail Sales Lead
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$29,757.94
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$1,616.84
    Total pay (hourly position)$31,374.78

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)761
    # of job applicants
    77,197
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    49
    FT voluntary turnover
    10%
    # of jobs filled
    7,152
    Jobs filled internally
    887
    % of jobs filled by referral
    5%
    # new graduates hired-

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)46
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)37