Macquarie Group Project Manager Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
4 Ratings
  1. "Great culture, competitive benefit and clear career development path"

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

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, well defined career path and support from senior management, tons of opportunities.

    Cons

    Similar problems with large organisations, you need to be patient to voice your opinion.

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  2. "User Access Management | Company-wide rollout"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Sydney
    Recommends

    I worked at Macquarie Group for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - You're allowed enough rope to do your thing - Expectations are set and how you meet them is up to you

    Cons

    - You're allowed enough rope to hang yourself (if you get my meaning) - If you're the shy, retiring type the culture can be off-putting (ie macho)


  3. "Good opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Macquarie is a large organisation and they welcome staff moving roles internally. There is a huge range of departments and teams so it's hard to review the company as a whole but in general there are a good opportunities if you can get used to the fast pace. They have good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay rises aren't in line with market. Doing multiple peoples jobs is usual.

  4. "Flexible environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible environment, depending on manager and team

    Cons

    Pockets of innovation, not everywhere

  5. "Global organisation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Macquarie Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great organisation with sound culture

    Cons

    Have not got a bad word to say about this company

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Review from a COG Central IT Perspective"

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

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

    Pros

    You will feel challenged Lots of opportunities to take the initiative and drive improvements Excellent cloud strategy for both public and private cloud Opportunities to change roles through trading places

    Cons

    Many cost center roles are required to charge time back to the business limiting the ability to do things outside your day to day work You will get recognised for improving the business, if your role is central IT, it is hard to be recognised Central IT feels redundant as the company moves towards a self service model

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Machiavellian machine"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked in COG Technology, Sydney. + Empowered, ownership culture + Minimal red-tape compared to other banks + Reasonable tech

    Cons

    + Machiavellian promotion process + In technology, outside Front Office, forget directorships (Executive, Divisional, or Associate) unless you have worked in lower a title doing the upper title for 5-10 years (per title) and marketed yourself internally throughout so that there is no reason, no doubt in any peer from any unrelated team, for you NOT to be offered. Very stacked towards the house and lots of good talent goes because of this.

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  8. "Good company if you are committed"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary, flexible working options, location (Central)

    Cons

    Red tape, can take a long time to get things approved (projects, resourcing). Small fish in a big pond.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    IT Project Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Still very dynamic, lots of 'opportunities'

    Cons

    A rudderless ship when it comes to management direction within Technology

  10. "Great working environment, poor work life balance culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the banking industry's leading staff. General Sense of urgency, collaborative work behaviours. results driven. Great staff technology to stay connected to work and manage communications wherever you are.

    Cons

    Senior management treat workers like machines rather than humans. Lack of loyalty and recognition for great work or suggestions for improvement. Lack of downtime to allow creative solutions / process improvement opportunities to flourish, lots of manual processes below industry standards therefore resulting in wasted effort and staff frustration. Lack of senior management attention on succession planning and career opportunities for perm and contract staff who put in the effort to achieve strategic goals.

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