Working at MECCA

Our response to recent media coverage

Recently, you may have seen some negative media coverage about MECCA as a workplace.

For the past 22 years, our mission has been to go above and beyond to ensure all our team members have a positive experience. To anyone for whom this hasn’t been the case, we’re truly sorry.

While to date the feedback we have received both formally and informally suggests that the vast majority of our team members are happy and proud to work at MECCA, we believe that any complaint is one complaint too many.

We’re treating all of the issues raised seriously. We recognise that there are always things we can, and will, do better to ensure we continue to be one of the top places to work in Australia and New Zealand.

MECCA has grown exponentially in the last five years and we acknowledge that, despite all of our best endeavours, our culture may have been tested. Therefore, we have commenced an independent review of our culture to build on what’s working well and address anything that needs to change. All our team members have been offered the opportunity to provide feedback about their experiences in the workplace. We are listening, and we will do whatever is necessary to become better and stronger than ever.

To be clear, we have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment and discrimination of any kind. To that end, we have expanded the number of reporting channels our team members can use to ensure that issues are reported in real time, so we can thoroughly investigate, and act on any matter.

Rewarding and recognising our teams is, and will always be, a key tenet of our business – our team delivers a customer experience day in, day out, that we are exceptionally proud of. As a minimum, we meet legislative standards on pay and working conditions, and we look to exceed them where we think it’s most valuable to our team members. In addition to – and importantly not instead of –legislated pay, we provide generous team member discounts and product benefits on a regular basis. We also offer extensive training and development opportunities, support team member health and wellbeing through access to 24/7 counselling services and take cues from our twice annual team surveys to continually improve our team member engagement through new initiatives. Our team are our best ambassadors – for our products, our brands and our stated purpose.

To be a leader in the beauty and retail industries, we have to provide a positive and empowering environment for our team members. This has, and always will be, our number one focus.

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MECCA BRANDS NAMED #4 IN THE 2019 BEST PLACES TO WORK STUDY, MAKING US THE ONLY RETAILER IN THE TOP 10 AND PLACING US IN THE LIST FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

“I am incredibly proud that MECCA has placed in the top five for five consecutive years in Australia's Best Places to Work. At MECCA, we aim to empower women to look and feel their best, and we cannot do that if we don't empower our own people to be the best they can be. We strive to create a workplace, which feeds both their mind and their spirit, and to create a culture, which is as inspiring as it is nurturing." - Jo Horgan

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OUR CULTURE

BEAUTY IS OUR LOVE. PEOPLE ARE OUR PASSION.

Our goal is to be the NUMBER ONE EMPLOYER for people who connect with our values and who are as passionate about CUSTOMER SERVICE as we are.

Our culture encourages employees to achieve extraordinary things

As every single employee plays a significant role in the Company’s growth and success, our culture is one that challenges our employees to:

  • Put the customer at the heart of every decision
  • Be innovative
  • Work collaboratively
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Think differently
  • Take responsibility and ownership
  • Share a passion for beauty
Employees who work with us stay with us

We have exceptional employee retention because:

  • We care
  • We keep our promises
  • We are supportive
  • We listen
  • We are fair
  • We are honest
  • We communicate
  • We keep it safe
  • We make it fun
  • We celebrate our success