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Mountain Equipment Co-op Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2019

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Found 190 reviews

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Mountain Equipment Co-op CEO David Labistour
David Labistour
77 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work-life balance and nice co-workers(in 16 reviews)

  • "Pro-deals you get from other companies are great (you'll get the same if you work at any outdoor retail store)(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Good luck getting a 'status' position aka Part-Time or the unicorn Full-time(in 18 reviews)

  • "The majority of people in management roles don't live the MEC culture(in 15 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great company with awesome benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mountain Equipment Co-op full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay with great benefits

    Cons

    Hard to advance in the company

    Advice to Management

    Offer more succession planning and promote more internal hires

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-06-25
  2. "Flexible, but serially bad leadership that refuses to take ownership of its mistakes."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pro Deals, Flexible Hours, Benefits, Beautiful Office

    Cons

    Management, Corporate Culture, poor socialization outside of work, very few outdoorsy people, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Start getting employees more involved in hiring decisions. Hire more capable employees so you can trust them more.

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-08-24
  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment and perks

    Cons

    Sometimes the communication can be tough

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-07-31
  4. "Great Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 

    I worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op full-time

    Pros

    Passionate co-workers great discounts

    Cons

    Schedules can be unpredictable

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-07-31
  5. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Awsome company that is in the growth pattern

    Cons

    I have no cons that I can think of

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-07-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but going through lots of changes"

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    Current Employee - Xxx in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mountain Equipment Co-op full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, pro-deals, great co-workers, beautiful head office

    Cons

    Lots of changes in senior management, poor change management

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-08-05
  7. "Unfortunately not a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great co-workers, easy access, staff sales are great.

    Cons

    Stand off-ish, incompetent and insecure management. no development. low pay. big asks with little gratitude (read, none).

    Advice to Management

    management team needs restructuring. management takes a stand off approach with staff. one girl i worked with was put in an uncomfortable situation at a staff event by a male manager. managers prefer to write emails over helping out the departments during busy hours. would not recommend as a place to seek employment.

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-06-29
  8. "Losing Their Direction"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mountain Equipment Co-op full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Coworkers are great - Good discount - Opportunities for some

    Cons

    - The structure is getting a lot more corporate - Losing the feeling of a Co-op - Most people can't move up - Benefits granted arbitrarily

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-06-28
  9. "Help poeple with issues they can have to guarantee the best experience"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mountain Equipment Co-op full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work, brand new building

    Cons

    Low career opportunities to grow within the company

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-06-10
  10. "Good work culture, fun people"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

    I worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    easy going people, understanding managers, employee discount + auctions

    Cons

    folding and merchandising clothing is boring; who you work with on the floor makes a difference; engaging the customers makes time move faster

    Advice to Management

    none

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-06-03
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