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Updated 25 Nov 2020

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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
15 Ratings
  1. "Awesome"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Sydney

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    clear guidelines on who gets what

    Cons

    the busienss is getting bigger

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for a while."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues, lots of challenge, always looking at something interesting, great global mobility options (except when trying to come home to head office), good remuneration.

    Cons

    Top heavy which makes it difficult to get promoted from middle management if not in an income producing role (due to it being a great place to work and also the profit share/retention approach which results in senior people not moving on), demanding results driven culture, work life balance. Hard to get ahead without a sponsor. Lots of interviews (6+) and psyc testing to get hired. Talk of supporting women and D&I but don't always demonstrate it.

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    Macquarie Group Response

    September 14, 2020Macquarie Group

    We’re sorry to read about some of your experiences during your time with us. We aim to ensure that the employee experience is positive for everyone and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We also aspire to have a promotion system which is fair, transparent, consistently applied. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss your feedback and encourage you to reach out to careers@macquarie.com so we can arrange a time to speak. 


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not your typical employer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture that allows self guided work priorities, and empowers everyone to find ways to contribute to profitability.

    Cons

    The extra freedom comes with an expectation to positively contribute to group profitability and encourages longer working hours.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunity but you own your career

    Cons

    very high standards and expectations

  5. "Great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Team culture And engagement very strong

    Cons

    Investment offering more focused on Australia

  6. "Good but too competitive"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Sydney

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart, dynamic, innovative, could be fun

    Cons

    competitive, male dominated, long hours

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    Macquarie Group Response

    May 12, 2020Macquarie Group

    We’re sorry to read about some of your experiences during your time with us. We aim to ensure that the employee experience is positive for everyone and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss your feedback and encourage you to reach out to careers@macquarie.com and we will arrange a time to speak.

  7. "Change & internal collaboration needed"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Successful organisation to date Inspiring CEO Lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Outdated technology (or none in areas) and people with long tenure following overly complex processes and resistant to change Support areas very Australian centric and does not reflect a global organisation or one in step with revenue generating groups

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  8. "At Macquarie delivery matters."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people! Well run, profitable, a global outlook

    Cons

    A lot of regulation, both internal and external. Increasing focus on checking various boxes rather than delivering results.

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  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Driven place and interesting work

    Cons

    Highly competitive environment might not be for all

  10. "Great place to work and grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Responsibility, ownership, accountability, growth and culture

    Cons

    No cons to highlight at this stage

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