Macquarie Group Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 16 Nov 2020

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83%
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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
20 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rating"

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

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Really good at embedding flexibility in working culture Working environment conducive to good team work and learning

    Cons

    High performance culture can mean long working hours

  2. "Very bad culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other business units seem to have better experiences

    Cons

    Unclear expectations from leadership. Very nasty culture and behaviour towards colleagues. HR feel they are above the rest of the business although work quality was low in comparison to other HR teams across Macquarie. Too much fear to be able to actually produce good work.

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    Macquarie Group Response

    October 27, 2020Macquarie Group

    We’re sorry to read your review about Macquarie. We aim to ensure that the employee experience is positive for everyone. 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. "Employee orientated"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Senior Manager und Human Resources Unit Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Care about their employees and one of the best flex working arrangements I've seen.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced and quantity driven

  4. "Great work smart people"

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

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

    Pros

    Great and interesting work with latest technologies and motivated workforce. Nice offices and lots of perks

    Cons

    None that I could think of

  5. "A lot of freedom to be creative"

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

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

    Pros

    Bottom up organisation , as long as you can provide a business reason for doing something, you usually can.

    Cons

    You are expected to work very hard,

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  6. "Great Org"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Great env, good opportunities, good tech stack, good learning options

    Cons

    little bureaucratic at some occasions

  7. "Good company with clear career progression"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company with clear vision and encourages employees to progress in career

    Cons

    Some people only care about their teams and push blame to each other

  8. "Is like any other corporate company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Product Management in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Offers great remuneration packages and a highly professional working environment. Macquarie exudes a premium brand, and its Macquarie Foundation Group leads the industry in social giving, matching every dollar raised by the employee. You won't expect to find Macquarie in the newspapers for the wrong reasons unlike the other Big 4 (or small 4 depending on who you ask), there's a strong culture of risk management and integrity instilled from Alan Moss' days.

    Cons

    Like any corporate company, it is not without bureaucracy in its abundance which is not conducive to those looking to operate quickly. The senior management pays lip service to its performance appraisal process, which is about KPIs and not career growth. They have done well to remunerate their staff, which reflects the sheer volume of long-tenured staff there, ie. those that love the 9-5 and enjoys their status quo.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leopard cannot change its spots"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good genuine, smart people trying to make things work - Occasionally good initiatives launched - Good physical workplace environment

    Cons

    - As with a lot of big enterprise, in spite of everything they claim about putting people first, it is all about protecting their bottom-line revenue/ profit. It's not necessarily a bad thing but you need to know what kind of company you are joining.

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    Macquarie Group Response

    May 11, 2020Macquarie Group

    We’re sorry to read about some of your experiences at Macquarie. We value our employees and are committed to ensuring that the employee experience is positive for everyone. 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.

  10. "Long hours"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great and helpful

    Cons

    Long hours and you figure everything out by yourself with talking to people when you are new to the role.

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