REI was named eighth in FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For," moving up one spot from last year. The announcement today marks our highest spot in the 15 consecutive years we've received this honor. In addition to opening our first Manhattan store, the 2012 list recognizes that our "outdoor-loving employees take advantage of sabbaticals, free equipment rentals, and hefty discounts on merchandise." REI was also featured fourth among companies for work-life balance.
Watch the video to learn why REI is a rewarding place to work featuring our store manager Les Hatton and master bike technician Colin Townrow. And read online about how REI helped Jim Gosnell, photo technical advisor, accomplish his dream of visiting Mount Everest's base camp. Learn more about the other "100 Best Companies" online at FORTUNE.com/bestcompanies or in the February issue of FORTUNE magazine.
The Huffington Post also recently recognized that REI was featured in Her Campus' The 10 Companies College Students Should Want to Work For. The online magazine for women notes, "If you love the outdoors and are eager to share your love with customers, REI is the company for you."
Our dedicated and passionate employees are what make REI a great place to work. Do you love the outdoors and are interested in joining our team? Explore REI's current job openings on the REI.jobs site. Our team at headquarters, located south of Seattle, is accepting applications for positions in a variety of departments, including finance, information technology, marketing and retail operations. Don't want to relocate to the Northwest? Our recruiters are also looking for retail sales or cashier specialists and REI Outdoor School instructors at REI locations across the country.