Our customers aren’t the only ones we want to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of adventure and stewardship. That’s why REI has several programs to encourage and support our employees to get outside. More information about these benefits can be found on Snaplink > Human Resources > Employee Handbook.
Getting You Outside
REI’s Co-op Way Day Program
We believe the outdoors is for all. Fulfilling that sense of adventure is truly a life well-lived. Deeper yet, the outdoors are part of our values and Co-op Way Days provide us time for living our values—things like community service, advocacy, civic participation, outdoor recreation and stewardship.
That’s why twice a year, REI’s Co-op Way Day program allows you to take a work day to partake in the activities that are important to you. In addition, we’re adding a third day for 2020. The current Co-op Way Day period (formerly Yay Day) is extended and will expire on February 27, 2021. Check out the full description of the REI Co-op Way Day Policy on Snaplink > Human Resources > Employee Handbook > Co-op Way Day.
Discounts and ProDeals
REI offers you a discount on gear, merchandise and outdoor trips for both you and your family. In addition, the ProDeal and Mega ProDeal program lets you buy merchandise directly from participating vendors and through REI Private Brands at a huge discount. And, if you work at REI for 15 years, you may be eligible for a lifetime discount. REI employees also receive a discount on REI adventures. (Through other perks, employees may receive other discounts, e.g., on rental cars or airport parking services.) To review a full list, go to Snaplink > Human Resources > Benefits > Employee Discounts.
Employee Challenge Grant Program
Get material support for your personal outdoor adventures with REI’s Employee Challenge Grant program. This program is open to all employees (with the exception of Directors and VPs). You can submit a grant proposal about an activity that’s a challenge for you. If it’s approved, you can get from $100 to $300 of retail credit for the purchase of REI Private Brands gear and apparel to help you meet the challenge.