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Macquarie Group CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
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  • "Not much, but sometimes it can skew work/life balance(in 87 reviews)

  • "Some people may find the long hours difficult(in 95 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Macquarie"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities and culture within the company.

    Cons

    Competitive environment which people are competitive.

  2. "Macq"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

      Pros

      Brilliant coworkers, structured insights, ultimate efficiency

      Cons

      Cannot think of any - all positive

    • "Great people and culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The people and culture are good

      Cons

      Paid below market rate and bonuses fluctuate significantly

    • "Executive Assistant"

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      Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      cutting edge technology, open culture,

      Cons

      HR was poor across all groups

    • "Trading support"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Very talented and professional staff, great offices and free breakfast

      Cons

      Bonuses are poor and arbitrary, promotions are a carrot to keep employees working hard for as long as possible for as little as possible.

      Advice to Management

      The promotion process is utter small town politics crap. If you want to actually retain good talent make it more transparent and actually pay market rate salaries. Or just continue being middle management heavy with contractors.

    • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

        Pros

        Dynamic, challenging and strong senior management

        Cons

        Can get overwhelming with pace of the change

      • "Fantastic place to work"

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        Former Employee - Associate Director in Sydney
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Driven accountability and performance-based culture, great quality of people, empowerment and fast pace of change. Healthy balance of entrepreneurship and strong risk management culture which shows in the results.

        Cons

        None. Investment and performance culture and accelerated pace of change is not for everyone so be prepared going in but if this is your style, it is an extremely rewarding place to work. Be careful of burnout.

      • "Good place to learn"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

        Pros

        lots of opportunities for junior starters to learn

        Cons

        internal processes take a long time.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Risk Management"

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        Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Reasonable autonomy, high engaged stakeholders, decently engaged team.

        Cons

        Pay is light years behind market for any risk team. BCR = exercise in keeping costs down.

        Advice to Management

        Recognize your risk management professionals make a huge contribution to the business - pay them for it.

      • "Fantastic place to work"

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        Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great culture, great work, great opportunities

        Cons

        Output based culture may not suit everyone

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