Mecca Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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3.9
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Mecca Founder and CEO  Jo Horgan (no image)
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38 Ratings
Pros
  • "They put a lot of work in for personal development, lots of training, great discount and free products(in 16 reviews)

  • "staff discount, employees, management, paid training(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Products!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Store Host 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mecca part-time

    Pros

    Great products Nice store to work at Good training for team members on brands and products Liked engaging with customer's

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth at the time

  2. "So-so"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Cheltenham, Victoria

    I worked at Mecca part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of gratis, lots of training, great in store environment

    Cons

    Poor management, things swept under the rug due to favouritism and friendship


  3. "Favouritism and bullying was rampant"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Host 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mecca part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Generous discount and free product

    Cons

    Cult-like indoctrination to live “the Mecca way”, poor middle management and even poorer regional/upper management.

  4. "Looks after staff only if you are “Mecca” enough"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mecca part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits (discounts and gratis), good communication from head office down to a store level - staff are well informed on company activity and decisions, good education and development opportunities

    Cons

    Terrible diversity within executive management team, and not enough importance placed on sustainability and reducing environmental impact. Company is incredibly straight and white and staff who do not fit this mould are overlooked and underappreciated

  5. "Need to fix internal issues"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Host 

    I worked at Mecca part-time

    Pros

    Discount, gratis, creative environment, good job while studying (but not your forever job)

    Cons

    Management, hours, stability, lack of opportunities

  6. "Great company, good perks"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Colour Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mecca part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bonuses, Team, Education, Discount, Environment

    Cons

    Dismal pay increases for more work load

  7. "Great place"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Zone Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Mecca part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture Good incentives and bonuses

    Cons

    No cons to working at Mecca

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Everyone sugar coats everything they say to each other - this is both good and bad at the same time"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Host 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mecca part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Staff discount is good - Coworkers are nice

    Cons

    - Stand on your feet all day - Some managers and leaders can be difficult to deal with. They fail to understand employee concerns and brush it off - Everyone is always on a sugar high and so if you are having a bad day suck it up and smile

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  9. "Absolute joke"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Skin Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mecca part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Gratis and discount. Had to add at least 5 words.

    Cons

    -Career development is non existent unless you're favoured. Your ability, hard work and talent will mean nothing if someone else is friendly with management, even when they're completely incompetent and McDonald's would sack them. -Wildly varying levels of professionalism -no work life balance. -Stop line to report bullying and mistreatment is a joke. -Don't bother reporting anything, they don't care.

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  10. "Toxic but Worth It"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mecca part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent discount, super creative, great vibes, good pay, good incentives

    Cons

    Management are young and un-trained, toxic work environment where managers gossip to others, managers are able to 'make their own rules' which can mean hell if you have a bad manager

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