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Mackenzie Investments Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great employee culture and work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Good company; supports employee development; good working environment; good benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • The mutual fund industry is under fire and it will take a committment to doing things differently to rise above (in 3 reviews)

  • Industry is dominated by the big players so it takes time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well established business relationship with clients

    Cons

    Their is little room for growth


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All employees are treated with fairness and all can receive bonus or participate in the employees share option

    Cons

    No cons for this company

    Mackenzie Investments Response

    Jun 19, 2017

    Thank-you for taking the time to share your feedback!


  3. "Client Services"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackenzie Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Great hours (very little overtime, all overtime is fully paid for)

    Cons

    Compensation relative to the industry is far lower for the level of work and expertise involved.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at the cost sheets and efficiency scores of new employees vs experienced employees - The numbers don't really give a good indication of productivity. Pay your front line staff more! They are worth every penny of the extra 12k that Fidelity will pay them

    Mackenzie Investments Response

    Jun 2, 2017

    Thank-you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you feel that we have a team of great people that work at Mackenzie as our culture is very important to us and we see the engagement of our ... More


  4. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foundation Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Foundation Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay as the industry standard

    Cons

    Not streamline Process has been set in all dept

    Advice to Management

    Think big


  5. "Good solid workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackenzie Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, friendly colleagues and challenging work

    Cons

    Management changes a lot, can be tricky to navigate


  6. "Great Place to Work At"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mackenzie Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Financial Sustenance - Great Legacy..Part of Power Corp
    Fast Moving Management at Key Areas of the Business

    Cons

    Some Areas of The Business (such as Technology) is challenged by legacy system and processes

    Mackenzie Investments Response

    Mar 20, 2017

    Thank-you for your feedback.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good firm in search of a future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackenzie Investments full-time

    Pros

    Mackenzie investments is a innovating firm who is progressing through a tough competitive environment. New leadership and management are focused on survival and engagement which makes it exciting.

    Cons

    One wishes there was more coordination among senior people and that the territorial aspects of leadership would wane. Conflicting high level strategies and priorities can be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Get all Sr leadership on the same page and have more clear vision.

    Mackenzie Investments Response

    Mar 13, 2017

    Thank-you for your feedback; we are happy to hear that you find Mackenzie Investments to be an engaging and exciting place to work. Cross functional collaboration is an area of focus for our ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Employee Development Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackenzie Investments (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A very collaborative working environment, with approachable management staff.
    Commitment to employee engagement initiatives
    Support and fun team to work with
    Good benefits plan

    Cons

    Opportunities and are sometimes allotted to a select few.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and recognize all staff contributions in driving the business forward.

    Mackenzie Investments Response

    Feb 6, 2017

    Thank-you for your feedback. Career Development is a key component of our new Leading Performance – Building Careers approach to performance management. If you have not had a discussion with your ... More


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackenzie Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The company has seen a lot of change over the last few years, mostly in a positive direction, if you're open to this then you will thrive
    - Fair base salary and bonus structure
    - Great team environment and you are given the opportunity to work on individual projects (you can't be afraid to speak up)
     - Work/life balance

    Cons

    - Technology and the IS support is extremely lacking, but steps are being taken to address this
    - Change comes through a trickle down effective, which can often mean it moves slow

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage employees in the decision making process.

    Mackenzie Investments Response

    Feb 3, 2017

    Thank-you for your feedback - it is much appreciated.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic Team! Great Opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked at Mackenzie for over 11 years. The team here is one that I am honoured to be a part of - we genuinely care and support each other internally and care about the communities that we are a part of externally. It is the type of environment where innovation and initiative are rewarded. I truly believe that I can and have made an impact and I am given the autonomy to explore new ideas that will benefit the company and our clients. Management is always open to new ideas. I have learned a great deal over my time here and continue to be challenged on a daily basis even after 11 years.

    Cons

    While the majority of the employees are engaged at Mackenzie and support the direction the company is taking - you will unfortunately come across some who are change adverse and not in agreement with the company's strategies. Instead of leaving the company to find an organization that is a better fit for them they choose to stay - which impacts others around them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build a culture that focuses on building the engagement of the employees. Continue to focus on Leadership development. Focus on change management internally given change is difficult for many.

    Mackenzie Investments Response

    Dec 12, 2016

    Thanks for your feedback. Employee engagement is one of our measures as success as an organization so it will continue to be a top priority for us. Leadership development and change management is ... More


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