September 29, 2017 – Best Places to Work in OK – Small/Medium Employer: REI Oklahoma, No. 4

By: Kaelynn Knoernschild The Journal Record September 29, 2017


For the last 35 years, REI Oklahoma has focused on economic growth and job creation. The company works closely with business owners, homeowners and entrepreneurs statewide, helping them eliminate financial barriers to achieve their goals. The Durant-based company, which also has offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, offers products and services such as business lending, down-payment assistance, and one-on-one business counseling.


REI Oklahoma employees boast about the company’s incentive pay, great benefits, flexible work schedule, casual dress, and free gym access. All employees are welcome to participate in the company’s incentive program, in which they can earn up to 15 percent of their annual salary if yearly organizational goals are met. The company’s flex schedule allows employees freedom to attend events such as doctor’s appointments and school activities.


REI Oklahoma takes advantage of opportunities to celebrate its workers. Employee milestones are recognized on social media and at bimonthly staff lunch meetings, which help promote communication between co-workers.


Outside the office, REI Oklahoma employees make a point to give back to their communities. During the holidays, REI Oklahoma partners with the Salvation Army and conducts a Toys for Tots toy drive. For one week each quarter, employees deliver lunches to local seniors through the Meals on Wheels program.