I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Mountain Equipment Co-op in October 2013.
Interview Details –
I applied online and the hiring manager responded within 2 weeks. I was offered an interview at the Victoria store. They ended up choosing somebody who had previously worked for them, but the overall experience was good. The hiring manager was very easy going and relaxed and made me comfortable throughout the whole interview process.
I wasn't sure how to dress for the interview as the dress code is very casual. I ended up dressing up in dress pants and a collared shirt with a goretex jacket on, just to keep it business casual with an outdoor flare... A lot of MEC employees seem happy about their jobs so I was disappointed I wasn't offered the position.
Interview Question –
The questions were fairly standard:
- Why do you want to work for MEC?
- What kind of bosses do you prefer?
- Can you handle night shifts? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Interview Details – The online application is quite extensive with many questions about experience and interest in the company. There was then a phone interview that lasted about 20 minutes and covered availability, expectations, and background questions. The in person interview was about 30 minutes held by two people. This included background and behavioral questions that were very typical for retail. There were a few added ones about what products you specifically like and what outdoor activities you partake in.
Interview Question – What is your weakness, what is your favorite MEC product and why, how would you deal with multiple customers at once? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-existent
Perks such as discounts and able to borrow gear
Meets lots of interesting people
Flexible schedule – Full Review
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