MacKay Shields

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MacKay Shields Reviews

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    Great environment but if you're looking for ways to grow from within look elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MacKay Shields full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, great people to work with

    Cons

    Lacks internal opportunities, perfect for those not seeking much career development, some managers were more inclusive of their employees than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and incorporate internal employee feedback/recommendations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at MacKay Shields full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great to work with

    Cons

    Th epay could be higher for this position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    WAS a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at MacKay Shields

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, good salary and benefits, great location, financially sound, reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    Current lack of strategic direction. No CEO. Parent company (NY Life) exerting greater control and influence over day-to-day operations. Eliminated entire US equity division in 2009.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This was a fantastic place to work for many years, but the firm appears to have lost strategic direction and momentum. It is a shame that NY Life is exerting so much more control over day-to-day operations.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at MacKay Shields

    Pros

    Great benefits, great location, nice offices, reasonable senior leadership on a day-to-day basis, pleasant working conditions, good resources were available (technology, travel).

    Cons

    New York Life appears to have taken control of the company, which was not the case in the past. Recently eliminated equity department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enoyed working at the firm more when it wasn't so directly controlled by New York Life. But I have to say my experience at MacKay was mostly positive.

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