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Mountain Equipment Co-op Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2019

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Mountain Equipment Co-op CEO David Labistour
David Labistour
68 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 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
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. 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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good values and strong corporate culture

    Cons

    Honestly none I really love the company

    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-05-27
  10. Helpful (2)

    "A Toxic Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Toronto, ON
    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

    There are still some great people left who understand the values of the co-op, just not any in senior management.

    Cons

    The majority of people in management roles don't live the MEC culture. MEC's senior management are untrusted by staff who are subjected to toxic and bullying workplace culture. Some staff are scared to take bathroom breaks for fear of repercussions. Other staff just don't care about the job anymore as the co-op doesn't live the values it purports to uphold.

    Advice to Management

    MEC's competitive advantage has always been it's values, such as environmental and social responsibility. The co-op has sold out on these values in order to compete with big box stores but, in doing so, has actually discarded what mattered most to employees and members - it's values. Therefore, MEC can no longer compete on it's values, staff and member loyalty have been diminished, and MEC is no different now than consumerist...

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    Mountain Equipment Co-op2019-06-27
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