At REI, we are an inclusive and welcoming community of people who share a love of the outdoors – natural places that are for everyone.


What Connects us all.

At REI, we all share an interest in the outdoors — but we all find our own way to enjoy it. A few of us climb mountains but many more chill in nearby parks with friends or bike through the city. Just as satisfying to us — introducing people to something new, from local classes in our outdoor school programs to worldwide trips with REI Adventures.


We’re building relationships.

Building a strong future for our co-op means connecting with people who are active outside and are redefining outdoor adventure one experience at a time. We’re proud to have partners like Black Girls Run (BGR), The National Brother of Skiers and Cyclists, Outdoor Afro, Expedition Denali and CycLAvia to help us expand our vision of what outdoor adventure looks like. We can’t fulfill our mission to “inspire, educate and outfit” without listening to them.


Equality is a pretty big deal here.

It was in 1938 when 23 climbers in search of reliable outdoor gear at reasonable prices formed the co-op. We’re proud of the community and camaraderie they established. We’re equally proud of how that spirit lives on at REI today. It’s a workplace where everyone is welcome and everyone is comfortable being who they are.

One example is our support of marriage equality. By supporting marriage equality, REI not only supports its employees, but also lets people know that we are an inclusive, mutually respectful, welcoming place to work and do business.


People really (really) love working at REI.

There are lots of reasons people love working here. It’s a place where everyone has a voice in the conversation. And it’s where people feel comfortable being who they are in and outside of work. At REI, you’re given the opportunity to be awesome. A job well done is recognized by your manager and coworkers.

ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.