Apex Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 19 Aug 2020

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  • "The systems are always crashing which delays your work and take away from your work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "No staff are replaced, promotions are annual with little to no wage increase(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bad, no, worst working environment I ever work with"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant - Australia in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Apex Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None, avoid, avoid, avoid at all cost

    Cons

    Manager power tripping and looking for someone to blame, too many reporting requirements, the internal pressure is worse than client deliverables, monthly KPI which is basically not all services provided to there, kimble/timesheet which is useless as you cant really accurately put all the tasks you’ve done and it also adds to time preparing it, false promises of promotion to delegate manager’s responsibilities to fund accountant to ease their responsibilities (not really appealing to people who are looking for work life balance), salaries way below the market.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Amateurs"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apex Group full-time

    Pros

    City centre location Health insurance scheme

    Cons

    Overwhelming sales growth with devastating and aggressive cost cuts which is driving good people out. Risk teams seem to be for 'appearances' only. In the industry a long time and have never witnessed a model like it. Poor salary, poor annual leave (22days), poor pension, poor work life balance Toxic atmosphere and arrogant senior management. Promotions and pay depends on your likeability factor. Pretend to flatter their egos and entertain their nonsense. It worked for me! Amateurs and clearly bluffers, stone age systems, cheap computers, cheap printers, embarrassing IT helpdesk, company is ruled by sales talkers who have no concept of reality or how to run a business. No staff are replaced, promotions are annual with little to no wage increase. Bonus is no more than a few percent even if you're one of the chosen ones. Small kitchen with a microwave and fridge and seating for a few people people. Options are eat at your desk or eat out every day. Agree with other reviews, very limited toilet facilities for a few hundred people.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "This place is worse that State Street"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate III in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apex Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Team Member, Sports and Social Committee and Central Location are the only pro's about this place.

    Cons

    This place is a joke. Apex is cutting costs where ever they can and buying up so much business it is not able to cope with all the work coming in. What used to take 1 team half a day to complete a task is now being processed my 3 teams in 3 different countries that take more than a day. Apex have managed to find a loop hole around the TUPE legislation that protects workers from losing their jobs when a company is bought so they make redundancies as soon as the staff transfer over to Apex. Apex and some of its directors have been brought to court for administering fraudulent funds. The corporate titles are ridiculous and don't hold any value to them. They say they are a people first organisation but don't let this fool you. The office is terrible and has a small cafeteria for around 200 people where the staff are always on top of each other or in the way when people are just trying to make a cup of coffee. There aren't enough toilets in the office for the amount of staff there so you are constantly going in and out checking to see when there is one free. The systems are always crashing which delays your work and take away from your work life balance. The staff turnover is huge and it can take anywhere from 1 - 2 months to get someone new in which puts you under serious pressure to get work done. Benefits don't come close to what other companies are offering and they give the bare minimum holidays. I could write a lot more abut the goings on of this place but the above should be enough to keep you away.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Let down"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location is central and that is a positive

    Cons

    - unrealistic expectations from management - high staff turnover - no recognition for hard work - promotions based on how much you are liked - legacy employees favoured (DB) - too many changes and mergers, with support functions within the organization not ready to integrate everyone - no work life balance - interviewers portrayal was nothing like the actual job sold - step back in career

  5. "Good company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Different department communication is bad. Differing company cultures and process are not integrated well.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Poor management and company direction"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, end to end process that will allow you to see a full view of the industry

    Cons

    Poor bonus, no work-life balance and bad management. They do not care about the people. Very poor culture and working environment. Staff are also overloaded with unnecessary work. The management tends to push the blame around instead of resolving the issue. At many times priorities are not placed correctly.

  7. "Senior fund accountant"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, bonus, great colleagues

    Cons

    Slow promotions ; albeit encouraging managers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Alright place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent compensation, high growth within company, work life balance

    Cons

    Politics, bad higher management, technological issues

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fund accountant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apex Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, good work culture

    Cons

    High turnover of staff over recent years

  10. "Nice collaborative environment but lacks structure"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apex Group

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Good knowledge base. Dedicated workforce

    Cons

    Work-life balance issues, emails from Senior Management demanding staff stay late. Some Senior Managers lack communication skills and strong technical knowledge for the position they are in No core structure High turnover of staff in IT & PMO departments Benefits are very poor compared to competitors

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