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"Rewarding experience"

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Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Work with alot of very intelligent staff in Sydney.
Fast changing environment.
Excellent facilities for those that cycle/ run to work.
Good work/life balance.

Cons

Regular management changes.
Offshore staff lack training and leadership to suceed.

Advice to Management

Lots of knowledge has been lost moving work offshore. Better leadership needed amoung support teams in offshore regions. E.g moving someone from Sydney over to lead a team to ensure quality of service.

Other Employee Reviews for Macquarie Group

  1. "Market Ops"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Competitive.
    Get a variety in management, majority are there to help you progress further within the business.
    People are from a variety of backgrounds & ages, definitely a good mix.

    Cons

    Little to non career path within market ops... (unless you know someone).
    'Managers' doing associates' role with a difference of getting paid more
    Boring, repetitive work.
    Culture has unnecessary pressure
    One of Macquarie's core values emphasizes employees as their most important asset, yet for a corporate function not a single cab charge would be given that day... wait did you say employees = most important asset?! #BigLOL

    Advice to Management

    Cost cutting & publicly glorifying this to your shareholders, really diminishes staff morale & doesn't hold true to your so called core values.


  2. "Regular redundancies makes for a depressing working environment"

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    Former Employee - ITG Professional
    Former Employee - ITG Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - A few talented/normal people left
    - Nice, modern, well located offices
    - Activity based working in some departments (hotdesking, dockable wireless laptops)
    - Very flexible working arrangements - ability to work from home (dependent on manager)
    - Good place to start your career/learn the ropes (but they don't seem to be hiring many graduates anymore)
    - Good social culture (monthly drinks, team events, graduate/intern events, etc.)
    - Above average salary for graduates
    - Good work life balance (generally)

    Cons

    - Ingrained culture of arrogance and brainwashing - e.g. grads think they're god's gift, and are given the title of "Senior Associate" upon joining!!
    - Still using the GFC as an excuse for poor bonuses/pay rises
    - Living in constant fear of redundancy makes for a depressing working environment
    - Talented people being made redundant rather than getting promoted. Being replaced by resources in Manila/India who do everything very rigidly. Takes forever to get the simplest things done because of all the red tape.

    Advice to Management

    More consistent management is needed - when one person can work from home and another in the same role can't, it doesn't make a lot of sense. Also if you keep talented people doing the same repetitive job and offer them no career progression they're going to leave.

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