Every year since 1998, FORTUNE magazine has saluted REI as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For” in the country. This recognition is especially meaningful because it’s largely based on anonymous employee feedback provided to the Great Place to Work ® Institute.
FORTUNE works with the Great Place to Work® Institute, a global research and consulting firm, to survey randomly selected employees of each organization. Two-thirds of the ranking is based on the Institute’s Trust Index survey, which asks employees their attitudes on management’s credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on our responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes questions about pay and benefit programs, hiring, communication.
Recognition from Glassdoor
REI is the highest-rated retailer on Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work list for 2013, through its Employees’ Choice Awards.
The Employees’ Choice Awards are determined by Glassdoor’s anonymous company survey. Now in its fifth year, the survey asks employees to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. The list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and the overall ranking determined according to each company’s overall Glassdoor rating.
In Glassdoor’s 2013 Retail Report Card, REI is number seven in the top 10 retailers to work for. In the Report Card, Glassdoor considered more than 250 companies and reviews by employees on the job reviews online forum.