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    “Unified by a common passion,” employees say this co-op prioritizes the planet over profits—70% of which go back to members, staff, and community causes. People here gush that the outdoorsy outfitter truly “practices what it preaches.” Black Friday is a paid holiday, and every employee gets two extra paid days off per year to go outside and “get inspired.” There are also gear discounts and paid sabbaticals once employees hit the 15-year mark.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year26
    Years on list
    20
    HQ location
    Kent, Wash.
    Total employees13,014
    Job openings (as of February 2017)205
    Industry
    Retail
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
    $2.4 billion
    Year founded
    1938
    Type of organization
    Cooperative
    Number of work sites153
    Websitehttp://www.rei.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    no
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    yes
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no
    Onsite childcare
    no
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    PTO for volunteering
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women44%
    % Minorities18%
    % African-American/Black2%
    % Asian5%
    % Caucasian/White82%
    % Hispanic/Latino6%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    1%
    % Two or more races
    3%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    <1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO19
    Total PTO after 5 years
    24
    # Sick days
    6
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers
    16
    # Sick days for part-timers
    5

    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)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Retail Sales Lead
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %10%
    # of job applicants109,536
    Avg. # of applicants per opening-
    FT voluntary turnover10%
    Jobs filled internally922
    % Jobs filled by referral12
    # New graduates hired-
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed$1,300

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)46
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)48