I worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op part-time (Less than a year)
Benefits for full time staff, great deals, and you get to learn lots about outdoor equipment
Customers can be exceptionally difficult and the store can be understaffed and disorganized
Advice to Management
Put price tags on items!! It causes so much confusion to not have prices on goods
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.