This past week, REI stores in 2 markets were recognized as top workplaces in their communities. These honors join our inclusion on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For”, which has featured REI for 13 consecutive years.
Four REI Boston-area stores were featured in the 18th spot of Boston Globe’s 2010 Top Places to Work for midsize companies. Employing more than 270 staff in Massachusetts, REI stores in Boston, Framingham, Hingham and Reading were recognized for instilling good employee working conditions, including work/life balance and employee appreciation.
Among other qualities, employee flexibility was also recognized in Houston, with 2 of our local stores ranking 7th among small companies in Houston Chronicle’s inaugural list of Houston's Top Workplaces. As examples, the publication noted REI’s employee challenge grants and paid sabbatical programs.
Congratulations to our teams in Boston and Houston for this recognition! To learn more about employment opportunities at REI, visit the REI.jobs page.