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The outdoor retailer hosts race listening series for employees and the community to foster inclusivity and provides grants to employees to achieve a personal outdoor challenge. “I can request time off to go on an adventure, “ says one about working at the nation’s largest co-op. Though the company went through a sudden CEO shake-up last February, employees remain committed to the company’s vision. Says one: “They seem to recognize that the reason people are coming in … is those stories and experiences that we’re able to share as we make recommendations.”

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Company Info

Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
Rank last year46
Years on list
23
HQ location
Kent, Wash.
Employees14,731
Job openings (as of February 2020)234
Industry
Retail
Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$2,782
Year founded
1938
Type of organization
Cooperative
Number of work sites166
Websitehttps://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

% Women45.5%
% Minorities19.4%
% African-American/Black1.9%
% Asian5.3%
% Caucasian/White79.4%
% Hispanic/Latino6.7%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.6%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.4%
% Two or more races4.5%
% Unknown ethnicity1.2%
Date info provided
Aug. 22, 2019

Paid Time Off

PTO limit (days)23
# 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 growth8%
# of job applicants112,653
Avg. # of applicants per opening10
# New graduates hired-