Compare MEC vs SMRS BETA

See how SMRS vs. MEC compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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MEC

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SMRS

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 375 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.7
(based on 16 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
4.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
4.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
MEC Ceo Tim Castree
60%
60%Tim Castree
CEO Approval
SMRS Ceo Toby Windsor and Richard Lewis
100%
100%Toby Windsor and Richard Lewis
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
54%
% Recommend to a friend
93%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
37%
Positive Business Outlook
94%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Assistant Manager1 Salaries
A$70,588/yr
Media Analyst1 Salaries
A$47,002/yr
Account Manager1 Salaries
A$79,521/yr
There are no salaries matching this company.

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 28 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 19 reviews)
There are no reviews matching this company.
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 31 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 30 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate Media Planner

I have been working at MEC full-time for more than a year

Pros

I have worked in small, start-up digital agencies before, but MEC is the only media agency I have worked for. I have been there for 2 and a half years now and my passion has only grown stronger for... this company. When I was pitched to come to MEC, I was told "we act like a start-up, driven by the scale of our group (GroupM)" and that's exactly what we are. At MEC, you have the opportunity to do whatever and go however far you want. What you put in, you get out and the sky is the limit. Locally, you will find that MEC is a much closer agency than most - culture is big here. Globally you will find like-minded individuals just like yourself, from your peers to the excos. The MEC global network is amazing and you just have to look at the Thrive Talent Team of 2016 to see how close and collaborative it can be. The exco team is also very accessible and down to earth. When you have the global CEO stating his personal thrive project as "TO GET OUR BEST YOUNG TALENT HEARD AT THE TOP OF MEC", you know you're at the right place. If you are passionate about this industry and are looking for more than a typical 9-5, you can thrive at MEC and get your voice heard.

Cons

Some state remuneration as a downside of MEC, but if you are providing true value, then reward will come without having to ask.

Advice to Management

Foster a better environment or platform for more global collaboration. We have great talent across the world, help us connect.

Former Intern - Copy Writer

I worked at SMRS for less than a year

Pros

A brilliant introduction to the industry. I loved the environment and everyone made me feel very welcome.

Cons

Zero. Can't speak highly enough of my time here.

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