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Retail Salesperson

May - August 2021 • Concord, CA

What I liked

Worked well with my schedule and was applicable to the field I want to enter

What I wish was different

I wish the transferring process between stores would have been easier so I would be able to work in San Diego as well

Advice

Put in your best work and you will get a lot out of the experience
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Sales Associate

April 2017 • Bloomington, MN

What I liked

Literally everything. Inspiring co-workers, AMAZING customers, awesome company values. I work in the camping department and I love hearing all of the cool trips that people are taking. I have outfitted all kinds of people, from taking trips to Antarctica to camping in the backyard with your children. It is absolutely one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever worked. Plus I'm going to be a teacher so I'm sure I will need a part-time job so I never have to quit!

What I wish was different

If I made more money that would be cool but honestly, that is about it.

Advice

Work for a company that makes a difference. Check out what REI is doing for Black Friday #optoutside #opttoact
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sales

January - December 2019 • North Bethesda, MD

What I liked

The environment was spectacular and the customer were Exceptional

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

A life outdoor is a life well lived.
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softgoods specialist

November 2018 • Winter Park, FL

What I liked

What I like about my job is that all of the customers are very friendly.

What I wish was different

Some co-workers don't know how to act like adults so it gets in the way of the job. But that issue has been resolved which is great:)

Advice

If you work in retail always make sure to stay on the customers good side. Relate to them on a personal level, it makes sales a lot higher.
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Operations Specialist

May 2019 • Cary, NC

What I liked

My coworkers are awesome and very helpful and friendly. The management is fantastic and very understanding!

What I wish was different

Honestly, nothing!

Advice

REI is a fantastic company to work for.
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Sales Associate

May - August 2019 • West Des Moines, IA

What I liked

I loved working for a company that values sustainability and eco-friendly brands. I also loved working with fantastic, kind, and like minded people that recognize the outdoors as a healing space that should be taken care of and respected.

What I wish was different

Finding a solution for more earth friendly packing materials from our vendors.

Advice

Dare to opt outside of your comfort zone to try something new, and always ask questions, educate yourself.
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retail

May 2019 • Henderson, NV

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere and the resources they use to train employees.

What I wish was different

I wish there was an REI closer to SUU that I could have transferred to.

Advice

Don't be afraid to apply.
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Retail Salesperson

May 2018 - September 2019 • Lynnwood, WA

What I liked

I liked the communication within the company, as well as the diverse community of coworkers and customers.

What I wish was different

Nothing in particular.

Advice

As an REI salesperson, it is important that you are knowledgeable about products. Customers value and trust your opinion on a product based on experience.
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Stock room employee

June - August 2019 • Reading, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed working for a Co-Op that shares and tries to exhibit my values of environmental stewardship. The community between employees at REI was also enjoyable and part of why I loved working there!

What I wish was different

.

Advice

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Call Center Service Representative

February - July 2018 • Sumner, WA

What I liked

Lots of training, good wage

What I wish was different

More solid schedule

Advice

It's intimidating at first but it's a lot of fun
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Customer Service Representative

April 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

There was a lot of training that was well spaced so even though things were a little overwhelming at first I felt well prepared and like I had the resources to be successful. It's also pretty awesome that I was able to start a retirement account.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales associate

October 2016 • Keizer, OR

What I liked

Friendly coworkers and great community. Responsive managers who are flexible with scheduling.

What I wish was different

Not enough projects, work load could be increased.

Advice

Really try to be genuine with everyone, that's what they really want you to be.
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Cashier

March 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Co-workers, shoppers, management, deals, and flexibility.

What I wish was different

Moved to work in a different part of the store.

Advice

Be on time
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Sales

October 2016 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

I really love learning about all the outdoor activities you can take on and connecting with the community on all the possibilities to enrich our lives through nature.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales Associate

May - August 2018 • Issaquah, WA

What I liked

I loved working with people. I worked mostly customer service and it was a great experience getting to work with so many people everyday.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten more time there.

Advice

When it comes to jobs, put yourself out there and work hard. You will open up opportunities for yourself that you never thought would happen.
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