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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.

 

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-