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  1. "Dysfunctional, but well meaning."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ehh in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ehh in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MEC Analytical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great and their is a collegiate atmosphere at all levels

    I have to say the office politics here aren't bad at all it is much worse at other places

    If you take initiative, you really can do some cool stuff here and there

    Blue chip clients

    It wasn't that challenging

    Cons

    Bush league

    Losing those blue chip clients

    I have met some great people there, but I also met some embarrassingly awful people too. Stop hiring people who can barely do their job. They make everyone look bad.

    It wasn't that challenging

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people and promote based on skill. There are good people here and many are in leadership positions, but for some reason few teach their people anything... they're just a boss. I get it, you got media school and those 360 evals, but you need to give kids a chances to think independently and reward them for it. Also, stop hiring idiots and people who don't deserve their titles. They aren't the majority, but a few bad apple ruin the bunch.


  2. "Long Hours Not Enough Pay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks! Free clothes, movie tickets, concerts/sports, meet celebrities, etc. You will eat at every amazing restaurant/bar for free...and you'll have all the hottest invites to media's biggest parties throughout the year!

    Cons

    Stay till 10pm every night with horrible pay, no over-time. Upper employees do not communicate clearly with lower level; makes for confusion, struggling, and very-late nights. Employees are often worked into the ground and do not feel appreciated for it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people over-time in order for them to give their blood to their clients. It's not worth the pay off.

  3. "Not all its cracked up to be"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Communications Analyst in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    relaxed/casual atmosphere
    work on major client accounts

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management
    long hours without the pay
    unqualified people in senior positions limiting growth of others
    no training
    no growth opportunity
    highly underutilized
    many days of nothing to do
    boring

    Advice to Management

    Invest time to grow your people


  4. "Fun working environment, great client list, poor handling of raises and promotions"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    MEC works hard to foster an environment where innovative strategic solutions can be brought to clients. The working environment is very collegial and coworkers are smart and dedicated. They also strive to foster a good work life balance which is rare in this industry.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, MEC does a poor job of communicating and enacting merit raises and promotions. This has resulted in the loss of many talented coworkers, and a sense that MEC is not committed to fair compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the feedback you are receiving from employees regarding compensation and alter your policies to be competitive within the industry. Once you have done this educate the organization about what these policies are and then stick to what you have said.


  5. "It was waste of time."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers decent benefits like vacation, summer fridays, 401, etc but it's also standard stuff that other places provide.

    Cons

    Incompetent bosses, lazy workers, bad pay, unfair bias, double standards - just to name a few things. And tons of work too.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire better workers and stop promoting based on politics. Every place
    has its good and bad but the political nonsense beats washington.


  6. "The head of the company was great, but the other managers weren't so great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Analyst
    Current Employee - Communications Analyst
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The head of the company was such a cool guy that you really wanted to do a good job for him. Pay was higher than other companies and the benefits were solid.

    Cons

    The management wasn't always respectful of people's time and they did not appreciate the efforts put forth by the team. There was little opportunity for growth and the clients were extremely stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little more appreciation for the hard work and sacrifice that the team puts in for you. A thank you goes a long way and so does common courtesy. It is important to be a mentor as much as a manager.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed, nice people. Fun times working at MEC. learned a lot

    Cons

    As everyone has said before, the pay is lower. Otherwise, highly recommend.

  8. "MEC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people and the passion beind our culture. A work environment where you can have a voice and where you are supported.

    Cons

    As MEC has a short hierarchy it can be tricky at times to move upwards depending on your career direction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to forward think as you do and continue to make sustainable decisions for our employees and ultimately our membership.


  9. "Summer intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely dedicated and the work environment is very friendly.

    Cons

    It is more of a place where "friends" meet rather than a place of work where you get business done.

    Advice to Management

    Make the intern program a lot more structured.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "be prepared"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Executive
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun environment
    fun people
    flexible
    freebies from media owners

    Cons

    long working hours
    miserable pay
    no life

    Advice to Management

    try only if you are workaholic