100 Best Companies 2020-REI
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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.” Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year46
    Years on list23
    HQ locationKent, Wash.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)234
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$2,782
    Year founded1938
    Type of organizationCooperative
    Number of work sites166


    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


    % 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 providedAug. 22, 2019

    Paid Time Off

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