MEC Canada Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2021

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3.6
57%
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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

      Great place to work

      Aug 4, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      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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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Really good for a PT job!

      Sep 11, 2021 - Sales Advisor 
      Recommend
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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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    3. 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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      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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Retail Job - Manage Expectations

      Aug 13, 2021 - Frontline Staff in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      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. 4.0
      Former Employee

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

      Aug 9, 2021 - Operations Analyst 
      Recommend
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      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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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      MEC

      Aug 4, 2021 - Back Stock Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people, good discounts, flexible schedules, promoted healthy living, easy

      Cons

      They offered poor pay and hardly any benefits or none at all. There seemed to be a weird hierarchy happening with senior management. Lots of favouritism

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      MEC Summer Job

      Jul 18, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, good discounts, employee training, company culture

      Cons

      weird hours, time off, parking

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Low pay, low expectations

      Jul 28, 2021 - Bike Mechanic in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fully equipped shop space. Excellent place to learn from knowledgeable co-workers.

      Cons

      Inability to retain knowledgeable staff. 'Big box' store feeling with no individuality allowed, is essentially a greenwashed Walmart. Your opinion/viewpoint does not matter to management.

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