Mountain Equipment Company Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2022

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3.5
64%
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Pros
  • "Interesting staff and customers, lots of opportunities to learn new hobbies and sports, pro deals(in 31 reviews)

  • "Getting a job at MEC was dream come true(in 31 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upward mobility can be quite difficult, so most people treat MEC like a stepping stone to something else(in 33 reviews)

  • "head office is really out of touch with stores(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best job I’ve had

      Aug 2, 2022 - Store Associate in London, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Treated very fairly, incredible ‘pro-deals’, flexible scheduling

      Cons

      I feel as though the lack of commission isn’t compensated by wages

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Had heart and beautiful people, crushed by corporatism

      Aug 11, 2022 - Specialist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, quality co-workers, opportunities for learning and team-building (in the past)

      Cons

      The good management and staff that fought to make the workplace better/functional were not recognized/rewarded, and always left; many of the perks of working there (PKs, staff sales, team days, field courses) have vanished; the feeling of being cared for as a human was replaced as being seen as a money-making pawn

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fun Environment

      Jul 19, 2022 - Floor Staff in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great leadership, cool coworkers, good discounts on gear.

      Cons

      The work itself can be monotonous and not stimulating.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Needs improvement

      Jul 31, 2022 - Sales Advisor in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good discount, great colleagues and great products

      Cons

      Management is disorganized and has poor communication. A very profit oriented mindset leaving the employees well-being on the back burner

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work environment

      Jul 15, 2022 - Bike Technician in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Benefits -Great community of like-minded people -Pretty relaxed work space for retail -Pro deals

      Cons

      -Hours can be a bit scattered but request are honored

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      MEC

      Jul 6, 2022 - Warehouse Machine Operator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good wage, benefits, RRSP, discount

      Cons

      Inefficient ERP system, highly repetitive physical tasks.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great People

      Jul 6, 2022 - Merchant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people! Hybrid office environment

      Cons

      A few too many priorities.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of change happening

      Jun 16, 2022 - Marketing Specialist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with and great benefits

      Cons

      Lots of change of staff

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Supportive environment, talented coworkers, excellent place to grow your career

      May 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working for MEC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I started the role just before COVID and experienced excellent support throughout the pandemic. Now, the company is in a strong financial position with excellent leadership and new programs being introduced regularly to support staff. Staff are asked for their feedback through surveys and action taken on the results. This is an excellent place to grow your career.

      Cons

      There are no cons to working at MEC.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic management

      Jun 26, 2022 - Full Time Staff in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, discounts, somewhat flexible hours

      Cons

      Toxic management, garbage pay, and overall nowhere to go

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    Mountain Equipment Company has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 438 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at Mountain Equipment Company to a friend and 52% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Mountain Equipment Company employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Mountain Equipment Company. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    64% of Mountain Equipment Company employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Mountain Equipment Company 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

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