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Empty promises, horrible communication
Analytical Chemist (Current Employee) –  Utica, NYOctober 10, 2018
This place is a complete mess. My facility is amazing and dedicated to quality and the patient. Corporate is a sham and horrible. People who are not qualified opinions are the only opinion, unqualified people get promotions and raises, hard workers get nothing. Horrible health benefits, cheaper on the market place. Working above and beyond your job description is an always, promised promotions and better conditions and never received anything. Managers are stuck in meetings all day, and the meetings are almost always non-productive. I could go on for ever about how horrible this company is.
Pros
my facility/ team
Cons
everything else
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Wonderful Place to Work
Marketing (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CANovember 14, 2018
This place is the best place to work if you are strong enough to take time out of your day for self care. There are plenty of advancement opportunities and it's like one huge family. The founders are amazing and really care about their employees.
Pros
Career Advancement, benefits, opportunity.
Cons
Long work hours, no real work/life balance.
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Chaotic Start-up
Hospitality Associate (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 4, 2018
I wouldn’t recommend a career with this company to anybody who has exposure to your typical professional work environment. Communication with each store is non-existent, let alone communication from corporate to the store. Management is simply a title, as you will be managed by nobody. The entire platform MedMen is working off of is unstable, fly by wire, nonsense. Great way to approach cannabis sales as a business model, but no focus on the end goal or employee development.
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Don’t believe the hype.
Hospitality Associate (Current Employee) –  Santa Ana, CANovember 12, 2018
They are a growing company and things change often. Not always to your benefit. So many horrible things I’ve observed working at the Santa Ana location... but the most important things you should know are the pay is minimum wage. No benefits after 3 months like they promise. Each store has a cap on how many benefits they can give out and it’s a low number like 10 but with all of management that leaves no room for employees. No stock options, we only have option to buy mid 2019. And management all lives together so when you are upset there is no higher up to help. HR is also unorganized and always busy. (HR is so bad they need a review for just that department) Corporate is like high school. They come in the stores just to socialize and treat the sales associates like they are better than them. Also most in corporate have NO CANNABIS KNOWLEDGE WHAT SO EVER. They don’t care about the actual people pushing the product and doing the dirty work. Do not work here, value yourself and your energy. It will def be a waste. Just come in and ask the employees for yourself.
Pros
Working in cannabis industry, seeing industry evolve, being apart of the new medicine.
Cons
No benefits, minimum wage, and poor management.
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Run Away
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 23, 2018
MedMen it started out with lies from the beginning. MedMen has zero interest in its employees, its all about how much money the heads can take home. Management treats employees with disrespect and even blocks promotions from happening to be spiteful. They say they care and never reach out, but to be honest its a tatic to make it look like they are willing to help their employees out. It is a straight up lie. At the flag ship store due to many conflicts of interest, especially in managment, lids were put on any issues regarding managements friends. Nepotism plagues this company. I get it hire your friends, but make sure they are compitent first. There is also no product trainig. Most of the employees and managers in the retail stores have no clue about cannabis. Literally no clue, the retail experience does not help you out if you have no idea about the product you are selling. Anyone at the corporate level thinks retail employees are joke. HR is known to investigate their own friends cases.... again conflict of interest much? Also employee concerns are rarely taken care of. MedMen does not promote from with in ever. No matter how much work you do or how you prove yourself don't expect a raise. It wont happen. It looked like a good thing working for MedMen but I was so wrong. This company only cares about their image and how much money they can make.
Pros
Cannabis and co workers
Cons
Everything else
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Don't be fooled
Assistant Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAOctober 30, 2018
Working at a weed company sounds cool but MedMen has no idea what they're doing. Management is terrible, the corporate culture seems to promote cut-throat competition, and they don't care about you! MedMen sees their employees as expendable pawns, they ignore the loyal, hard-working people who have made it what it is... If you respect yourself, look for work elsewhere.
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Too many to list
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Get in where you fit in
Management Consultant (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 11, 2018
MedMen has a great way of inviting the employee on their journey. There is room for advancement as the company takes off into more directions! The corporate environment is fostering of creativity and innovation. I can’t imagine moving back into the non cannabis sector. This is a thrilling time in cannabis and MedMen isn’t afraid to challenge the market by mainstreaming marijuana!
Pros
Advancement, cannabis education, diversity
Cons
Long hours
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Walmart of Weed
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  West Hollywood, CAJune 1, 2018
This company is a big ol' sham. They lure you in with the promise that promotions are rampant. Once involved in the company, you see managers and assistant managers get brought in all the time. Weather its the high turnover rate among managers that creates inconsistency, or the fact that most managers failed upwards and are in charge of more qualified individuals. 0 company loyalty for employees or costumers, the bottom line is the bottom line. Unless training gets emphasized to help set employees up for success, this is going to become another company that spreads like herpes. and is just as enjoyable.
Cons
micromanaged, underpaid, 0 incentives, management is poorly executed
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Security (Former Employee) –  HeadquartersDecember 7, 2018
The term smile in your face and stab you in the back goes very well with Med

A lot of nepotism and favoritism. They all have past history together, outsiders don’t do well their. Lack professionalism and true leadership..... it’s more in line with a cult then a culture of people who work together towards the mission of the organization.

They have no appreciation for loyalty or professionalism, pretty much do what they want because they can, not because it’s the right thing to do.

Sustainability is going to be an issue for this company, you can not keep mistreating anyone that works their or make bad decisions from personal perspective and call that good business practices.

Definitely some prejudiced hiring practices. CEO blind sight to what’s really happening around there doesn’t make them less responsible or involved in the negative direction staff moral is headed.

They should seriously look at who’s actually leading teams, involved in staff development and employee related decisions.

What they have right now, no clear communication, no set policy or procedures, no training, no clear expectations, no open door policy to allow staff to communicate serious matters withou negative reprisals. not open to any outside influences for suggestions.
Pros
Initially it’s impressive
Cons
The impression doesn’t last long due to the way they really treat staff
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Disappointed
Employee (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 29, 2018
I was extremely excited to join the Cannabis Industry. Sadly, this company makes a LOT of stupid decisions. They also break labor laws left and right and don't pay anyone close to what they should be making for the work they're doing. I love the people I work with (well, most of them), but the company sucks out your soul. There is zero work/life balance, regardless of your position. The discount is okay, but not great since the weed is so crazy over-priced. Theyre so caught up with being an Apple Store that they don't take time for the things that matter, like associates.
Pros
Coworkers
Cons
Pretty much everything else
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Poor management
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYNovember 20, 2018
I left this well paying security job because of poor management. The job became a hostile environment. As one of the longest original NY security employees I can honestly say this job only got worse because of poor management. At my first and last review I was basically berated with negativity as my then manager read things off a piece of paper. As I've said before, poor management. I left that day and am still waiting for two months to get paid out. HR seems to be another problem. They never seem to have any answers.
Pros
Some good people.
Cons
West coast is out of touch. Threats
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lacks integrity and awareness
Operator/Laborer (Current Employee) –  New York StateNovember 17, 2018
The Top leaders in MedMen are clueless and still advance in their carriers if they are close to one of the founders. They prioritize all of the wrong things and use very shady business practices. They will pin employees against one another just for entertainment. If you don't do their dirty work you won't last long there. Lots of financial mistakes, wasting money and violating many HR and labor laws.

I do not recommend working for them. They are a scam in every way possible.
Pros
New Industry
Cons
Terrible top management, no holidays, not a safe environment.
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super poor communication
CoManager (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVNovember 21, 2018
I went through three interviews in very quick time. It was a mass hiring event. Then nothing happened. No communication. I was interviewing for the step below store manager. Then there was a mass email sent out on accident. After no one heard back from the company people starting emailing on this giant email chain and none of them had heard anything either. Poor management and horrible communication skills.
Pros
none
Cons
poor communication
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San Diego
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 9, 2018
Well let me start off by saying I kind of got a skewed view of what this company claims to be. I was in the San Diego location. We took over another dispensary, gutted the whole thing, and threw up some MedMen tables. This was supposed to be temporary... MedMen is supposed to bring style and sophistication to cannabis... well the store got left in the lurch. No further upgrades were done.

MedMen offered the other dispensary’s workers a job at the new store, and many took them up on the offer.. this created a hirearchy issue. The employees of the previous dispensary felt like they should have lead roles immediately since they ran the last dispensary, and MedMen just went along with it. It almost got embarrassing working there at times because management and leads were running amuck and literally barking at each other in the store while customers were trying to shop. As an employee it is hard to take work seriously when you see these people getting promoted over others who clearly deserved to move up.

We were all promised 60% of our income coming from tips to justify the low hourly pay... yeah we average around $5-10 a day. So if your are cool with hangin in a pot shop with about 10 other sales associates for $13/hr with no real desire to have build a career, then this job is for you. If you are looking to have an impact, pay bills, and not feel like you are living hand to mouth... I might suggest looking elsewhere
Pros
If you know cannabis, this job is easy
Cons
You will feel like you are in a daycare at times
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Growing Pains
Corporate (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 22, 2018
As a current employee, the negative reviews from people that use to work with the company are in line with the truth and current atmosphere. Combative egos, mismanagement and sexist upper management. Root cause is HR; constant turn over with higher management and job descriptions are written by people who are “out-of-date” combined with the lack of employee training/development.
Pros
Young generation provide a slew of useful perspectives
Cons
Nobody is your “friend”. You’re on your own.
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Worst experience
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  LAX West, Hollywood and Abbot Kinney VeniceAugust 17, 2018
We working like a slave moving boxes labeling products taking trash out cleaning bathroom dusting sweeping helping other departments complete their duties like backstocking no brakes only 30 minute lunches if they have time to let you go very low staff I could say it many times 1820s sweatshop Unorganized low staff poor management poor upper management medmen is going through lots of growing pains unorganized cooperation good luck hopefully they don't collapse
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A lot of work for little pay and benefits
Cultivator (Former Employee) –  Sun Valley, CAJuly 6, 2018
While each day may present itself with a new challenge or task that enables you to learn a fair amount, the work you have to do doesn't always match the job description. (Low Pay)
The upper management and corporate never seem to be on the same page with the facility.
There was no training before starting the job and a company email was never issued, so there was no way to contact HR and payroll or access the training documents.
The local team of people were enjoyable to work with except for the majority of security staff, who were too busy watching youtube videos or hiding to open the door for you.
There were also no holidays or days where I received overtime for working on any holiday while I worked there.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work with a good team and learn together.
The hardest part of the job would be the when upper management comes in, always by surprise, and throws a wrench in your plans for the day because they have no idea whats going on at the facility.
Pros
periodic breaks make the day seem to go by fast
Cons
very poor communication between corp. and the facility
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Growing Company
Trimmer (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAMay 27, 2018
This company is expanding more and more and there is always room for promotions as long as you work hard and do your job right. Fast pace in the stores but if you work with packaging or trimming your days are pretty chill.
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Legal Cannabis!
Manufacturing Technician I (Current Employee) –  Utica, NYSeptember 4, 2018
You show up to work and see some smiling faces, a nice way to start the day. You work hard all day towards our common goal of mainstreaming Cannabis. At the end of the day you are tired, yet sleep fulfilled. You wake knowing it is an uphill battle, yet still You rise every morning to make it happen. This is MedMen!
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Great company still needs better communication
Product Specialist (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVSeptember 1, 2018
The management seems to still be developing. Came down for a new position and was given a changed address they don’t properly aware people w/ changes.
Pros
Excellent work environment
Cons
Never updated with the new changes
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