Compare Patagonia vs Mountain Equipment Co-op BETA

See how working at Patagonia vs. Mountain Equipment Co-op compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Patagonia vs. Mountain Equipment Co-op. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Patagonia

Employee Ratings

  • Patagonia scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 230 reviews)
Patagonia employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Mountain Equipment Co-op employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 215 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Patagonia employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Mountain Equipment Co-op employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Patagonia employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than Mountain Equipment Co-op employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Patagonia employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Mountain Equipment Co-op employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Patagonia Ceo Rose Marcario
87%
87%Rose Marcario
Patagonia employees rated their CEO Approval 42% higher than Mountain Equipment Co-op employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Mountain Equipment Co-op Ceo Phil Arrata
45%
45%Phil Arrata
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Patagonia employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than Mountain Equipment Co-op employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
54%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Patagonia employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Mountain Equipment Co-op employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
40%

Salaries

Patagonia has 230 more total submitted salaries than Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate31 Salaries
$13/hr
Retail Sales Associate7 Salaries
$12/hr
Customer Service Representative6 Salaries
$15/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Inventory Analyst1 Salaries
CA$76,250/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Patagonia.
  • "Pro deals" was the most mentioned Pro at Mountain Equipment Co-op.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Patagonia.
  • "Mec" was the most mentioned Con at Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 22 reviews)
"Great company"(in 19 reviews)
Pros
"Pro deals"(in 25 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 22 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 14 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
"Mec"(in 24 reviews)
"Head office"(in 14 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Teacher

I worked at Patagonia full-time

Pros

The philosophy of this wonderful center plus the incredible staff created a family environment. It was the best job of my life then COVID hit and closed the center.

Cons

I don’t have any cons to report. We are on furlough and the company still provides us with insurance.

"Fantastic People"Mar 22, 2014

Former Contractor - Front Line Staff

I worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op for less than a year

Pros

Phenomenal co-workers, friendly and understanding management who have moved up through the company themselves, great work life balance. One thing that always struck me was how much everyone seemed to... 'get it'. Even upper management were all passionate about something and all worked hard so they could get out and do what they loved the rest of the time, making for a fun, supportive atmosphere when at work. When working, honesty with customers always encouraged, which was nice. Hard workers seem to get rewarded with promotions fairly quickly.

Cons

Retail can suck, but that's not MEC's fault. High standard of work is expected, but a) it's retail so that's not too hard to achieve and b) I consider high standards a good sign, and a bit of a... compliment, seeing as I wasn't fired.

Job Postings

Patagonia has 7 more recently posted open jobs than Mountain Equipment Co-op.