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hectic and supervisors constantly watching and grading your performance.

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Had one supervisor for 6 months who acted like a tin horn dictator and expected perfect customer calls. He would take you into a room and play your call with the customer and analyzed word by word. He had no people skills for the staff and went back to his other job. After he left had 4 trainee supervisors over my last 6 months there. Training was fly by the pants mentality. It's either sink or swim. I was hired with 9 other staff and after 1 year only half the staff were left, sort of like the trenches in WW1.Culture is ok as they have staff parties at work and in the evening. If you are an excellent employee they treat you like a rock star, ie quarterly rewards for outstanding performance, and if you are average they treat you like a criminal

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free lunches, quarterly parties

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felt like a prisoner in the Russian gulag, constantly being watched by supervisors and staff from other areas on the floor
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Great experience

Got to learn a lot from the more senior employees within the asset management field. The people are very willing to collaborate and advance your career.
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Poor management

Management seems to be lacking in basic management skills. No ability to inspire or manage decently. The culture is archaic- nepotistic and sexist. Don't recommend this firm unless you are looking for a paycheck.
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Mackenzie has a good management

As mentioned earlier Mackenzie is a fast pace environment with so much more but little pay. My original manager is nice but was replaced by young and ambitious one. Thanks.
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Analyst at Mackenzie Investments

Great company and incredible team. I would highly recommend this company to anyone interested. I enjoyed working here and the culture .I very liked it
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Focused and clear vision of long term goals

Workplace culture is relaxed and good collaboration among the staff. Management are supportive but very goal driven. Hours are flexible although you are expected to be present during core hours. Company has a clear vision and the financial means to back their ambitious targets.
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Great environment with very smart people

Industry is not really growing Culture is very nice as people are humble, smart and hardworking Leadership has been doing well with firm's positioning in the marketplace
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Focused workplace

I was always busy but I always had support. The team would help with workload and the project SME's would provide answers to questions. Sometimes there would be conflict but this would only be due to people feeling passionate about what they were doing.

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Good support to get answers needed to do my job
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Mackenzie has the right business environment

Mackenzie is a wonderful company that fosters the growth of individuals through inclusiveness and innovation. Although segmented by different divisions within the company, every sector cooperates together to provide support for one another and to efficiently execute their tasks for the greater benefit of the company.
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Management Cutting Costs and Harshly Monitoring Performance

Employees were constantly required to work overtime on Saturdays or on weekdays. The workflow system tracks the time it takes for each account request and when you take your breaks and lunch. The managers are quite strict with when and how long you take your breaks. Employees were given a score based on their keystrokes as a percentage compared to the 'best practice', in other words the most accurate and fastest keystroke order. Computers were often too slow and the workflow system often stopped.

Pros

Christmas Party, Lunch Parties, Celebrated Retirements

Cons

Constant Overtime, Printers always broken, repetitive work, high expectation for speed and accuracy
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Inclusive workplace with lot of opportunities to learn and grow

An inclusive workplace with opportunity to learn and grow. Employee engagement survey results speaks for itself. With group companies merging together, it's an exciting time to be part of the organization.

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Great benefits, Downtown location, excellent infrastructure, agile work environment with lot of opportunities to learn and grow

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None
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Fund accountant

The fund services department at Mackenzie is by far the worst experience i have had....RUNNNN away. worst management ever. it is horrible i do not recommend it
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Productive and innovative company

Mackenzie has been in business for over 50 years helping clients to meet their financial goals. Overall, I learned a lot working at the company over the years.

Pros

Great Team

Cons

Long work hours
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Wholesalers

Wholesalers operate with impunity. They treat their insides and coordinators terribly. They have a "type" they like to hire and rarely deviates. No room for growth.
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Great Place to Work

Great People and environment. Committed to bettering the communities they serve through engagement. Very fair work life balance expectations. Great Culture and decent pay.
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Amazing management team

Even though, I didn't have work/life balance when i worked at Mackenzie, i really enjoyed working with the management team. They have open door policy and very open to any question you may have. Salary is low compared to market rate and didn't get paid overtime. Ended up doing lot of extra hours without getting paid.
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It was mediocre

You are expected to work long hours, which is fine but they all went unrewarded. Management and colleagues were mediocre, it is not somewhere I would go back to,
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Good place to work. Great people and good work life balance.

Good place to work. Great people and good work life balance. However, my department was flat and therefore not many opportunity to advance and grow, doing what I love. The hardest part of the job was the unresponsiveness of the business. The best part of the job was how fluid it was, with a small unit and with different portfolio types, the work and demands were ever changing and could be unpredictable.

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Great people and good work life balance

Cons

Not many opportunity to advance and grow, doing what I love
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N.A

Great people to work with. However the management fails to see value in the right individuals. Workplace culture varies depending on the team/department you work for. Per my experience, the workplace culture for the teams that I worked for were very bureaucratic and rigid, allowed minimal empowerment & support.
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Flexible working environment

Career manager works closely to ensure career objectives are met and fairly evaluated. Career manager encouraged and supported Work From Home policy to provide a better work life balance.

Pros

flexible working conditons

Cons

management transition
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Nice Office, not a youthful atmosphere

Great time while here, however I would advise that if you prefer a work/play balance in the office that this may not be the place for you. It could be hard at times to make 'friends' in the worlplace
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3.9

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