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Great company
Senior Partner, Senior Digital Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 13, 2017
I was treated very well during my tenure of nearly 10 years. Management was generally great & I was consistently afforded many opportunities for advancement.
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New owner bought out old company to aquire the customers.
Set Up Technician (Former Employee) –  Wayland, MISeptember 6, 2017
Much of the work we had been doing was shipped to another plant. We were not shipping on time due to management and pour support and direction from upper management. Shortly after leaving, All employees were given the option of unemployment or to take a $4 pay cut.
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Good work security with ping pong table
Production Brazer (Current Employee) –  Vanderbilt, MIAugust 25, 2017
The management is not that great. Never know what to expect for each days work load. Some days you feel like you don't know which way you are going because they like to move you around to different areas.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Short breaks
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Good agency
Planning Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 28, 2017
Like any place, a realistic mix of people that either contribute to a positive experience or do not. Fortunately, I had more exposure to the former than the latter and was give encouragement to take on increased responsibilities. Built great rapport with colleagues and clients and loved my job.
Pros
Generally positive culture
Cons
Long hours
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stressful
MIG Welder/Robotic Weld Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Byron Center, MIJune 27, 2017
the boss i had liked to micromanage his employees and it made for a stressful environment. he always assumed you were up to no good if the machine was down.
Cons
short breaks, no lunch
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Company that doesn't care.
CNC Pressure Tester (Former Employee) –  Greenwood, SCJune 26, 2017
Could not plan any family outings due to having to work 6 or 7 days a week. Very hot atmosphere in the summer time which made the work struggle harder.
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Fast pace work environment
Mig Welder/machine operator (Former Employee) –  Wayland, MIJune 11, 2017
MEC is a fast pace work environment but job security is just worthless. my brother worked there for 12.5 years and they downsized 3rd shift he was a tech and the only option they gave him was permanent lay off or back to an operator. he took a personal day to think it over they called him the next day and said he was on permanent lay off for taking his earned personal day.
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Great job culture, lots of company benefits, learning environment,
Senior Print Associate - AT&T, IKEA, ISLE OF CAPRI (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 17, 2017
I had worked at MEC for 8 years and I enjoyed my time there. They offer lots of vacation days, including major holidays. It was a work and play environment.
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Innovative and fast paced environment promoting creativity
Manager. Business Analytics (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 16, 2017
Place hosting incredibly talented teams collaborating in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoyed working with them from day one. Challenging at times, however promotes spontaneous solutions that end up as pioneers in the industry.
Pros
Great location, nice building, good culture
Cons
Low compensation
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Strong, stable company; sustained profitable growth
HR (Former Employee) –  Mayville, WIMarch 4, 2017
Work hard, play hard
Lots of talented people
Leadership team is solid, good business decisions
Diversified markets prior to downturn in manufacturing enables company to continue to grow and prosper
Lots of opportunity to grow and develop
Pros
excellent people
Cons
very heavy workload
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Innovative company
Marketing Intern (Former Employee) –  Folsom, CAFebruary 2, 2017
Typical 9-5 hours.
Fun projects.
Smart, innovative coworkers.
Excellent management.
Forward looking and goal oriented company.
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Average
Communications Strategy Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 31, 2017
Average experience. Mediocre leadership. Low morale. Terrible workspace. Limited agency vision. Major account losses. High turnover. Difficult client base. Poor scopes of work.
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easy place to work
Die Setter (Former Employee) –  Greenwood, SC 29646November 20, 2016
easy work management don't care about you at all. pay is horrible and they make you work six and seven days a week then when you need to take a day off they want to take attendance points and fire you. company was great until MEC bought it
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Encouraging team and work with major client
Associate Social (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 14, 2016
Worked with an encouraging team.
Did social media buying. Managed multiple campaigns for major client. Worked long hours and learned a lot about social media buying.
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Strong, encouraging culture
Director, Digital (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 25, 2016
Definitely a focus on great work but also personal growth. Commitment to learning & development. Very strong peer set and proven leadership.
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Plant job , constant production, very small break area.
Welder/ robot operator (Former Employee) –  Greenwood, SCAugust 23, 2016
Would be a great place to work if they had a change in management. The pay is ok and the robots are fairly easy to run. Just always have to go a fast as you possibly can or be reviewed and possum in some sort of trouble.
Pros
Easy to run robots
Cons
Work all the time. Mostly 7 days.
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Wood Pole Inspection
Foreman Inspector (Former Employee) –  Garrison, NDJune 1, 2016
From sound and bore to knew technology I have the skills to
learn the products and able to operate and complete all job task and meet deadlines.
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The Management and Supervisors
Welder (Former Employee) –  Greenwood, SCApril 14, 2016
The management at the time was lunching the new honda parts of the ground. So it was a learning all about the part and what honda wanted and the amount off part was a lot the get out the plant at times for every body in the plant.The Supervisors on the floor were fell to deal with problems that come up a lot off the time .They did a great to get every thing running to honda on time most days.Working 7 days a week took a toll on every one how work were at that time.
Pros
Welding is what I like to do
Cons
To meanly long hours off work . No down time to recharged the body
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Fun place to work
aircraft technician (Former Employee) –  Bellingham, WAJanuary 13, 2016
I enjoyed this job as I had never worked in aerospace before. Coworkers were friendly and willing to help. They made you feel at home.
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Has a lot of pros but lacking in raises, no pay for OT, and no bonuses.
Administration (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 15, 2015
MEC is a decent place to work and there are plenty of good things about it. Nice people, the casual atmosphere, something is always going on - a party or event - it is fun. The cons are that people are simply overworked and underpaid. There is a large amount of turnover. I hear it is normal for the media industry but it is getting out of hand. The main reason why people leave is because they are burnt out and they are underpaid. People don't get raises (well some do I hear), you don't get paid for OT, and you don't get a bonus. Perhaps the upper management does but not everyone. You don't even get a cost of living increase. Performance reviews are not taken seriously because there is nothing at stake.

There are way too many unnecessary meetings - one right after the other but there is no solid agenda so lots of times people go to a meeting not even getting to the point of the meeting so they have to have another meeting about that meeting!

MEC tries though. Their number one focus is to get more business but I believe it should be how to get and retain great employees.
Pros
Casual dress, always an event going on, day goes by fast, free magazines, nice people
Cons
Way too many meetings, no raises, no pay for OT, no bonuses, no time for lunch
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