Macdonald & Company

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Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. A superb company to work for and with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant

    I have been working at Macdonald & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rightly regularly winning the Times Best 100 Companies to work for, Macdonald & Company values your expertise and dedication, letting you be regularly promoted if your performance warrants it. There are also several perks and rewards on top of a great basic salary and generous commission scheme. If you are looking to work for a recruitment consultancy as a career rather than a stop-gap, then you won't do any better than here. Work-life balance is excellent with no pressure to stay after office hours (assuming you are pulling your weight!)

    Cons

    There are pressures to do well and your KPIs are monitored. However, if you are doing your job properly then this shouldn't be an issue.

  2. One of a kind.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Macdonald & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional, we truly understand the recruitment industry and add real value to our clients businesses.

    Cons

    I don't really have any to report. Some frustrations with the sector but this isn't related to M&C.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going - I honestly see us continuing to progress and go from strength to strength.

  3. M&C

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Macdonald & Company

    Pros

    friendly and relaxed culture. number of top billers have been with the company a long term so good level of stability within the organisation.

    Cons

    commission structure only suits the very top billers. difficult for new consultants to gain a foothold without staying for 18 months+.

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  5. Really pleasant. Excellent team culture and fit. Expectations are clear.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Macdonald & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly knowledgeable team leader who helps and creates time for me.
    Lots of people who I gel with.
    Lots of team activities.
    Decent incentive trips (skiing)
    Management keep you motivated
    Lots of training

    Cons

    Too much office gossip.
    Commission structure is not so attractive with an okay basic.

    Advice to Management

    Do a salary survey on current salaries for recruiters and not to manage salaries down for consultants.

  6. Enjoy going to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Macdonald & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture in a vibrant office with people coming from a diverse range of backgrounds. Each team has attracted experts from within each of their chosen industries. Rewards effort and success accordingly, giving well earned promotions when deserved and taking the whole company on trips when targets are exceeded. An enjoyable place to work where standards are set high and everybody is willing to help you reach your goals!

    Cons

    Not applicable when working here

  7. A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Macdonald & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working within a Sunday Times Top 100 company you benefit from a reputable and established brand. The opportunity to grow is there, along with the chance to work autonomously. Their genuinely the opportunity to succeed they really reward hard work.

    Cons

    Not everyone has the same work ethic, some people do come in at 8.45 and leave on the dot, would be good to see everyone working with the same mind set.

    Advice to Management

    The annual Ski trip is a huge reward and a great motivator. However, offer more weekly incentives to recognise on going success and achievements.

  8. Rewarding career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macdonald & Company full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work / life balance, friendly environment

    Cons

    commission-based lead to internal conflict

  9. Great atmosphere, 100% autonomy, hard work is rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Macdonald & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple markets/disciplines
    100% Autonomy
    Friendly and dynamic office atmosphere
    Competitive Pay & Benefits

    Cons

    Not applicable for my time at Macdonald & Company

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  10. no chance to supersize your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Macdonald & Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    'percieved' as one of the best companies in the market for property recruitment
    originally small privately owned convivial and personable organisation

    Cons

    vanity of the executive board and ineptitude at a senior level
    archaeic way of thinking and aversion to change in an industry which needs to adapt quickly
    huge turnover of staff
    small company to big company syndrome was badly managed by poorl inexperienced management

    Advice to Management

    think about the little people who make the money and adapt to your environment when needed. sitting on your laurels will not create a strong ocmpany in the long term

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