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Mountain Equipment Co-op Overview
Vancouver, BC (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
Other Organisation
Sporting Goods Stores
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
An outdoor retail co-operative, MEC exists to encourage and inspire Canadians to live active outdoor lifestyles. From backcountry trails to city streets, MEC supports a range of outdoor activities, including climbing, hiking, camping, snowsports, watersports, cycling, running ... Read more

Mountain Equipment Co-op Reviews

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Mountain Equipment Co-op CEO David Labistour
David Labistour
55 Ratings
  • "Needs a management shake-up at head office"

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    Former Employee - Head Office in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Head Office in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op full-time (More than 8 years)


    People are generally great; attempts are made to get people active.


    Management have ruined the collaborative feeling of the company. No vision and no idea how to improve morale for those remainders that have not quit or been fired.

    Advice to Management

    People leave not because of the company, but because of management. Do the company a favor and move on. The damage is done.

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Mountain Equipment Co-op Photos

Mountain Equipment Co-op photo of: North York Store opening!
Mountain Equipment Co-op photo of: #campfirevibes
Mountain Equipment Co-op photo of: Adventures with friends
Mountain Equipment Co-op photo of: Pre race hype
Mountain Equipment Co-op photo of: Race day feels
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Mountain Equipment Co-op Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mountain Equipment Co-op (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in May 2018.


    I applied online and was invited to attend a hiring fair in store. During the first screening interview at the store, I was immediately asked about a set of mandatory training days which were not mentioned in the ad online. As well I was told if I had more than 1-2 days of planned vacation over the next four months they were not interested. I was extremely disappointed in the unprofessional nature of the entire process. If there are mandatory requirements such as the two mentioned prior, they should be listed in the job add. I wasted a considerable amount of time and effort applying, only to find out, after taking time off and arranging transportation to the hiring fair, that it would be an immediate no due to having planned a short hiking trip over the summer. This is supposed to be a store that gets people outside, but they won't hire anyone who's planned a camping trip more than a day long over the summer? Ridiculous.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have more than 1-2 planned vacation days over the next 4 months.   Answer Question
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Mountain Equipment Co-op Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Most Trusted Brand, Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, 2017
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2016

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