REI Returns to ‘Best to Work’ List

For the 21st consecutive year, REI was recognized as one of the nation’s top employers, ranking 43 on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The honor celebrates the co-op’s more than 12,000 employees that work every day to connect REI members and customers with life outdoors, said the company.

Placement on the list is based on survey responses from a sampling of employees asked to rate their workplace culture. Final ranking is determined by more than 50 elements of the workplace, including trust in managers, compensation and camaraderie.

“It’s an incredible honor, in our 80th year as a co-op, that our employees feel so strongly about the work we do,” said Raquel Karls, REI senior vice president of human resources. “REI’s culture is built around the idea that a life outdoors is a life well lived, and our teams bring that to life every day for our millions of members in the communities across the country.”

REI is looking to add individuals to its team, including staff for its new stores opening later this year in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Cleveland. “REI looks for candidates who embody its values and have a genuine love for the outdoors,” said the company. Interested candidates can visit http://rei.jobs/.

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