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Updated Sep 12, 2021

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3.6
57%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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Eric Claus
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "amazing pro deals and perks, work with some rad people, easy job(in 28 reviews)

  • "MEC definitely has a family feel to it(in 28 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upward mobility can be quite difficult, so most people treat MEC like a stepping stone to something else(in 29 reviews)

  • "Some disconnect between head office and store locations(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      poor leadership

      Feb 22, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits and my manager and team leads

      Cons

      better communication and decision making on products and promotions

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great store

      Apr 29, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people, great reputation, great products, great environment

      Cons

      Process improvement desperately needed, better hiring of new staff

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Really good for a PT job!

      Sep 11, 2021 - Sales Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      great people, ok pay, amazing discounts

      Cons

      no real cons, I was just using it as a pt job

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Supportive work culture

      Sep 9, 2021 - Accounts Payable Clerk in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Coworkers are open to feedback, willing to lend a hand, and foster a positive experience in the company.

      Cons

      Training feels disjointed and not cohesive.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      MEC

      Sep 7, 2021 - Sales Associate/Cashier in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice people and good managers

      Cons

      rains most days in winter

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Retail Job - Manage Expectations

      Aug 13, 2021 - Frontline Staff in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Great people to work with - Sweet benefits and deals on outdoor gear - Flexible and passionate store level management - Decent pay for retail, though meager in the big picture

      Cons

      - Limited progression - Was groomed for team leader position, but never seriously considered, potentially wasted time - (Now previous) Head Office management (who sold the Co-op) was erratic and often frustrating

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It was a challenge

      Sep 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The store staff are amazing.

      Cons

      The old ways needs to change. Entrenched management holding onto what put the co-op out of buisness.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good people, good concept for values, struggles to hold to the values sometimes

      Aug 9, 2021 - Operations Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Many of the people at MEC truely live and embody the culture that MEC tries to represent.

      Cons

      Management has struggled to have clear goals and often failed to listen to advice from those informing them.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Aug 4, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      friendly coworkers, cool perks (discounts, staff excursions), and engaging workplace. MEC is a great place to work

      Cons

      as with any sales position, dealing with the public can be a bit stressful, especially when busy

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No longer prospering, nor a co-op (p.s. you should adjust your description)

      Apr 9, 2021 - Front Line 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It used to have great benefits, awesome culture and great values. In past years that has been steeply on a decline and Covid was a challenge, that the coop did not make - the board of directors sold the company and now it is an US owned retailer no different from other ones. From my view, the pros were left in the past. But maybe they will prove me wrong in the future. It's not a place I would recomend at this time.

      Cons

      The stress level and pressure put on employees is just not worth the below living wage compensation. So many people were fired in past two years, and no-one speaks out for fear to be let go. The amount of work is ever increasing, the team oriented culture is abused to show that by setting up healthy limits, you are letting go your team. If you do not like the work, you are easily replaceable. The values that were seen in loyal employees were quickly changed by rutine approach and much tighter directions. What you could offer to a coop member in the past, is now expensive and unavailable solution for a customer. Quality substituted by quantity. Sad end to very good model, that was capitalized our of its roots and values due to not so wise management. Hopefully the company is in better hands now? But they have a long way to go.

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