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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-