REI-best companies to work for 2019
Courtesy of REI

    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. Read Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year43
    Years on list22
    HQ locationKent, Wash.
    Job openings (as of February 2019)4,368
    Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)$2,623
    Year founded1938
    Type of organizationCooperative
    Number of work sites161


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsYes
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymNo
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % 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 days8


    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-