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.
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.
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.
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.