Macquarie Group Executive Assistant Reviews

Updated 5 Jan 2021

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3.7
84%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
8 Ratings
  1. "Great place smart people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Executive Assistant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast, innovative, smart and driven people. A lot of energy and a great building to work in. Activity based working which is great for mingling or great for the days when you need to be focussed and in a quiet environment.

    Cons

    Individual behaviour rewarded rather than team player. Banking type personalities are a little different but once you know how it all works. It's fine.

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  2. "Innovating, learning, busy environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People, offices, salary and location

    Cons

    Micromanagement for some managers, get to the top


  3. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    flexible good culture opportunity fro growth perks salary

    Cons

    Less formal training Just a number

    Macquarie Group Response

    January 4, 2021Maquarie Group

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Macquarie. We’re delighted to learn that you enjoy many aspects of working at Macquarie but are sorry to read some of your comments. We recognise that the value each of our individual employees brings is the driving force behind our success. We would love an opportunity to discuss your feedback and encourage you to reach out to your manager or your HR team member.

  4. "Came because of the pay & stability, left because of the manager(s)"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and opportunity to learn from brilliant people

    Cons

    The old fashioned boys' club culture

  5. "Great incentives and culture, lack of management and leadership"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very structured business, great people to work with, good incentives

    Cons

    More training for growth and development, could improve leadership skills and management could handle stress a lot better, not much work life balance

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not as lucrative as it once was"

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

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, volunteer work and fundraising, inclusive work environment, great social and team bonding events, perks of free breakfast and exercise/ health programs.

    Cons

    Old and outdated values are hard for long term top heavy management to weed out. Bad behavior is sometimes rewarded or overlooked.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great reputation, going through major changes - not following published principals"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to adapt to change - lots of opportunities for networking.

    Cons

    Undergoing change management at a Senior Level - staff experiencing lots of destabilizing - not a lot of support.

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  8. "Work hard"

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

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

    Pros

    Macquarie group has great in house facilities, they look after their staff's well being, fantastic work opportunities globally and hold great events

    Cons

    I suppose the No guaranteed annual increase is and can be demotivating pending on the motive of staff; executive assistants doesn't get much bonus or share profits.

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  9. "Depends on the team!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Executive Assistant in Sydney

    I worked at Macquarie Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Management is great; fairly friendly and social

    Cons

    Quite outdated in some of their processes that said, it depends on what team you are in.

  10. "Executive"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance especially in Hong Kong

    Cons

    High turn-over ratios in the teams.

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