Chandler Macleod

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Chandler Macleod Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
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  1.  

    Good consulting culture, terrible pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team I worked within were drive, switched on individuals who worked hard for client growth. The team improved significantly in the time I was with Chandler Macleod, whereby new management provided greater direction to the consulting team.

    Cons

    The compensation is almost embarrassing. The opportunities to be involved in diverse projects was difficult initially, however this changed with new management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    So much potential but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great internal training
    - Good team mates
    - Some career progression
    - Nice accounts

    Cons

    - CM can not maintain its staff due to poor salaries, unclear career progression and unfair bonus structure
    - Senior Management are questionable
    - CM is known for creating great Recruiters but they are often poached from competitors who are paying more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get connected with your staff and listen to them. Reshape the bonus structure to get in line with your competitors otherwise you'll continue to have a high staff turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Chandler Macleod - consulting arm Brisbane

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    Former Contractor - Consultant Arm in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Consultant Arm in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Chandler Macleod as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job in a tight market and they know it.

    Cons

    Truly unprofessional for consultants/contractors and their clients. All CM do is want more money from their clients, they react to slow or not at all (spin), can't provide what they state, and screw down their own consultants to make their bottom line feel better. Pit consultants up to against each other by offering different dollar amounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking psychologists can run a business. Start to employ people who have invested real time in management and business skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Too many challenges to working collaboratively

    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Vanuatu)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Vanuatu)

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong brand, great history. Chance to solid leverage business relationships all over Australia.

    Cons

    Were too many obstacles to working as 1 firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep striving to remove barriers to collaboration. Keep investing in skill development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Fantastic company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Chandler Macleod full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, highly supported environment both locally, regionally and globally. Excellent time off policy and benefits.

    Cons

    No real company cons. Main challenge seems to be in working with employers in Indonesia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Presidents Club or best performers yearly bonuses, ie. long weekends away or performance conferences.

    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    TOXIC! TOXIC! TOXIC!
    MORE THAN SOUL DESTROYING!

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    Former Employee - VICTIM in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - VICTIM in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO is one of the nicest CEO's ive seen

    Cons

    Female pitbulls for managers – constant bullying & victimisation & think that no-one else deserves any respect or appreciation.

    Some fantastic longterm staff, definitely not valued or appreciated in any way – managers trying to brainwash them so badly if they feel they are a threat - spiteful way to convince staff to leave. Really isnt an idealistic solution in the longrun.

    Staff turnover through the roof!

    Replacing staff costs time and $ + the extra training that goes with it.

    Confuses clients&candidates – they hate talking to 10 different recruitment consultants because of constant staff changes.

    The managers thrive on destroying others, & take advantage of their position – to unleash the potential for themselves to crush other people!

    They just created some sort of culture committee – what a joke!

    Anything to try and make it LOOK like they are trying to improve the culture of business!

    If they don’t bother actually working by the theory behind it, they shouldn’t waste time trying to cover up their poisonous personalities, wasting so much time pointing their finger at others, picking ANY small insignificant issues & abusing their rights as manager to make other people’s lives a misery.

    If staff are treated well, the whole company benefits, working together HAPPY, rather than conflict all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When everyone spends more time at work than with their loved ones, wouldn’t it make sense to make and SUSTAIN a happy work environment?

    IT DOESN’T COST ANYTHING TO BE NICE! Hey, it may even save the Company a few $Million from constant staff turnover!

    Serious power trips there! The Movie: The Railway Man sums it up!

    VALUE YOUR PEOPLE – LOSE THE EGO!
    COMPETE AGAINST OTHER COMPANIES - NOT WITHIN YOUR OWN!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ups and downs. No strategy or direction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chandler Macleod

    Pros

    Some good and dedicated people to work alongside. Some career opportunities.

    Cons

    CM needs to work out what it wants to be. No clear strategy or direction. People don't feel connected to a bigger picture. Also there is a culture of bullying that comes from the top. Leadership team sets a terrible example. Most of all people are not valued which is a shame because there are some great people there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people. Set a direction and stick with it!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be ethical and relationship driven. New leadership problematic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Resources and IP
    Some good people left
    Strong client relationships
    National cooperation
    Interesting projects
    Long standing knowledgeable employees
    Open performance review processes

    Cons

    Leadership too focused on sales at expense of quality
    Individualistic goals create behaviors at odds with cultural drivers
    Unfair treatment of staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to ethical practice. Install effective leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good as a stepping stone in your career

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Canberra (Australia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Canberra (Australia)

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good induction for new staff and strong foundation in psychometric testing.

    Cons

    Management can be focused on the bottom line and not provide support to properly undertake your job. With numerous mergers, there is a need to constantly upgrade and merge systems. This is all good, if it is run properly and not provide constant change without proper training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have proper change management in place, reward loyal employees and provide support so that employees can best undertake their role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible working environment

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    Former Employee - Company Realist in Bendigo (Australia)
    Former Employee - Company Realist in Bendigo (Australia)

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job and you get paid for it.

    Cons

    No support whatsoever, the big guys only care about their pocket and how full it is, no benefits at all, managers and team leaders are all in it together and for themselves, over the past two years majority have either resigned or been made redundant. Not many offices or employees left Australia wide, quite concerning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about your employees. Too many people on BIG BUCKS with NO BRAINS! And take a look at your staff turn over in the past 3 years instead of your petty profit making and unrealistic KPIS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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