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Get Outside! That’s the message to customers and employees at REI. Staffers can vie for $300 “adventure grants” to help fund ambitious outdoor vacations where they can “recharge.” Employees take pride in the fact that the Washington-based co-op is committed to “rewilding” large metropolitan areas by developing more accessible green spaces across the nation.

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Company Info

Rank last year43
Years on list
22
HQ location
Kent, Wash.
Employees12,925
Job openings (as of February 2019)4,368
Industry
Retail
Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)$2,623
Year founded
1938
Type of organization
Cooperative
Number of work sites161
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
no
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 PTO23
# Sick days
8

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)-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time and part-time job growth-
# of job applicants113,242
Avg. # of applicants per opening26
# New graduates hired-