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I have been working at MEC Interactive
Pros – MEC provides a structured environment
Cons – Larger agency allows for delays in promotions
2013-01-25 00:34 PST
I have been working at MEC Interactive full-time for more than a year
Pros – For the most part, you get in at 9 and can usually leave by 6. Workload is not too intensive. Many training opportunities.
Cons – No autonomy and no tolerance for opinions and new ideas, even if they make a process more efficient. Large turnover rate due to the inability to advance employees within the company. Close-minded individuals leading teams which leads to fearful employees and a hostile environment. Training not tailored to team needs but more of a general learning experience; some trainings lead to poor work/life balance. Reviews of employees not taken seriously. What is the point of filling out reviews if they are glazed over?
Advice to Senior Management – While it is nice to be well rounded within the industry, tailor training to employees needs in order to allow them to grow within your company. Listen to the reviews of your employees, as one toxic member can ruin a whole group. Be open to opinions other than your own; change is a good thing.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-06-28 07:02 PDT
I worked at MEC Interactive
Pros – *Environment - Communal & very nice people altogether which sometimes can have a campus aura in the office. A very positive environment that helps incubate innovation.
*Management - Very knowledgeable and personality driven people with a great attitude overall.
*Facility - Our "sit-in" kitchen has a very 80s feel to it and of course always clean and free coffee/cappuccino/hot chocolate etc.
*Perks - MEC is one of the largest agencies in the world which there are lots of perks such as free breakfast and lunches at times. And of course we're notorious for partying probably a bit too much but a plethora of party invites almost every week.
Cons – *Processes - Can be quite cumbersome at times which daily processes can be archaic/convoluted and not streamlined as initially presumed.
*Hierarchy - Roles/responsibilities are not clearly defined as Junior/Senior levels are typically congruent in my opinion.
*Misc. Work - Certain individuals on accounts may have limited understandings on a digital tech perspective which sometimes causes other people outside the account to assist in tedious duties to assist in their lack of knowledge. Ultimately they should work on learning rather than requiring other people to do a certain part of their job (referenced towards certain operational levels).
*Compensation - Tend to have a much lower compensation package in comparison to the market as you can assume amplifies a high turnover rate. This might have also been triggered by the prevailing recession for the past 2 years but it's also been said that this is commonplace for MEC.
Advice to Senior Management – Transparency is key to success in any company which processes should be less vague and more simplified to encourage streamlined operations. Employee evaluations should be a set concrete standard that all upper mgmt levels should adhere to merit promotions and outlining ways of improvement for ambitious individuals who aspire to move up the corporate ladder.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2010-12-26 14:33 PST
I have been working at MEC Interactive full-time for less than a year
Pros – Good place to get your start in planning. Excellent teaching and coaching in planning tools and programs.
Cons – Work/life balance can be poor. Don't expect your supervisor to be there with you at 9 at night.
2012-05-23 19:53 PDT
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