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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