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    The 80-year old REI (short for Recreational Equipment) “walks the walk” on inclusion, employees say. It runs numerous programs to connect women and girls to nature, has offered same-sex benefits since 1992, and covers gender reassignment surgery for employees. Recently CEO Jerry Stritzke, known for wearing flip flops to the office, has helped drive a national campaign to protect public lands, arguing that the “outdoors is a place for all.” Read Great Place to Work review here.

     

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    Company Info

    Rank last year28
    Years on list
    21
    HQ location
    Kent, Wash.
    Employees
    12973
    Job openings (as of February 2018)744
    Industry
    Retail
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$2,557.543
    Year founded
    1938
    Type of organization
    Cooperative
    Number of work sites159
    Websitehttp://www.rei.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    no
    Subsidized childcare
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    yes
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    On-site fitness/subsidized gym
    yes
    On-site medical care facility
    no
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Student loan debt repayment
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no

    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 PTO19
    # Sick days
    6
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers
    5

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Retail Store Manager
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$86,472
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$14,913
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$101,385

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth9%
    # of job applicants127,854
    Avg. # of applicants per opening16
    FT voluntary turnover10%
    Jobs filled internally17%
    Jobs filled by referral5%
    # New graduates hired-