Chandler Macleod

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Chandler Macleod Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
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    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!

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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    Horrible working environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Company Realist  in  Bendigo (Australia)
    Former Employee - Company Realist in Bendigo (Australia)

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time for 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
  8.  

    The most disorganised soulless company I have ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chandler Macleod as a contractor

    Pros

    There was nothing positive about this experience.

    Cons

    Pressured in to unsuitable temp roles that were nothing like roles discussed at interview, no check ups on how roles were progressing, zero support, never once offered me a role within the pay expectations I set out at interview- despite the interviewee saying my expectations were appropriate, contant mistakes with pay, arrogant staff who failed to respond to important queries, utterly disheartening experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Once was people orientated now only concerned with Profit margin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Developed skills in recruitment, learnt great people skills, met some really great people. not much else can be said as the company are too busy trying to make money.

    Cons

    too many people passing the 'buck' and not enough ownership or . Not enough people doing the jobs, the lowest workers did all the work whilst upper management rode their tails claiming to be the backbone of it all. No recognition or reward for the real workers of the company. witnessed too many 'bad recruiters' and their attitudes towards other staff and candidates/customers. most staff had no people skills and had little training. there was no accountability and people did what they liked when using the systems, there was no continuity across the company. They had great culture and values that were not followed or if they were they were not recognised nor rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to when the company believed in their staff and the qualities they could bring to the company. Stop worrying about what profits are being made and focus on becoming a service that provides a quality service instead of a bottom of the barrel job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Big Company with no heart or soul left

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

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    learnt about recruitment, enjoyed working with some of the staff, not a lot was positive from my experience of working at this company except that i became a better people person and i learnt what my strength are as a employee - no thanks to the company.

    Cons

    too many people who had no training or even people skills involved in this company. Upper management are too concerned with the profit margin rather than the quality of the business - which was how the business was run when i first began working there. No accountability and too much passing the buck. they have a great list of values and cultures but nobody pays attention to them and if you do there is no recognition nor reward for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to focusing on high quality and improve the service to what it use to be. Make clients and candidates and staff feel they are wanted and or needed. Listen to the people who are making YOU the money as you ride their coat tails and pat yourselves on the back for their good work. With out the workers you do not exist - acknowledge this and the rewards will be 10 fold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    unpleasant with senior managers behaving badly

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    Former Employee - Health
    Former Employee - Health

    I worked at Chandler Macleod full-time

    Pros

    Great income and perks especially in the first 12 months. Great welcome.

    Cons

    corporate top heavy behavior and use of lawyers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure if fixing is possible however agree with a previous entry recommending not to stay more than 12 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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