Macquarie Group Interview Questions & Reviews in Australia

Updated Aug 23, 2014
Updated Aug 23, 2014
42 interviews

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    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Macquarie Group in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    You will receive a call from HR, who will conduct a phone interview with you referring to your CV, Then if successful the DD or Manager from team you applied for will meet with you for 45 Min, followed by another meeting straight after.

    If successful you will then be asked to come in for a Psych test (Very difficult) depending on position applied for and relevance, you will be judged based on your mark and will need to meet the requirement % for that particular role to be successful. This is the last step and then you will hear back from HR regarding whether you have been successful or unsuccessful in obtaining the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of corporation do you see Macquarie as, what are your thoughts and views.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Compliance/Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very intense interview process consisting of a 3 hour psychometric exam followed by 4-5 one on one interviews with the hiring manager, department head, and two other head ofs. First interview focused on culture fit and background. The second interview with the department head was significantly more challenging focusing more on technical abilities and demonstrated experience. Unfortunately, I did not get the role as it was only at the second stage that I was made aware of the department head's desire for a candidate with very specific experience.

    One thing you'll notice immediately is that there is a high achieving culture as the people are very intelligent. I was impressed by this compliance team's values and the management's vision for how it will add value to the business as a whole.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your definition of "compliance" in reference to investment banking? Be specific.

      This question was unexpected because there was no previous indication that the role would be focused on investment banking (it was advertised as a generalist role).
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    - Applied Online
    - Phone Interview
    - Face to Face Interview
    - Assessment Centre
    - Final Interview
    - Reference Check
    - Offer

    6 weeks total for the overall process, from application to offer. Initially applied for a different role, but due to my excellent psychometric scores. I was offered a different role that I was happy to undertake. Further interviews were conducted for the new role I was offered.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think constitutes to good customer service?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macquarie Capital Summer(Melb) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Macquarie Group.

    Interview Details

    Extremely quick and efficient, submitted application online and got a call to sit the psychometric test the next day, followed by first round interview. Was interviewed by the head of hr for MacCap and a 3rd year analyst. Mostly behaviour with a technical and a brain teaser.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you value a toll road   Answer Question
    • It takes builder A 20 mins to build a house and builder B 30 mins to build a house, how long does it take if they work together   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group.

    Interview Details

    Lengthly and thorough but pretty efficient. HR did a good job of communicating what ended up being several rounds of interview and psychometric testing. All the people were friendly and engaged and asked reasonable questions. There were few surprise or difficult questions. Used specific examples related to my experience and background.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unusual. Mostly job related and specific to my background. All were manageable with specific examples as answers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    small salary increase over initial offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Documentation Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Macquarie Group.

    Interview Details

    There was a phone Interview with HR, Psych Testing covering verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and personality. There were also two 2 on 1 interviews. Both technical and behavioral questions were asked. Interviews were professional and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of technical property related questions and behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Solution Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    - Java technical test online
    - face to face interview with Account Manager and Technical team leader
    - 3 hour aptitude test
         - numerical test
         - verbal test

    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward but be careful on BCR package.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Standard hiring process, call up on the phone interview first, and a week later attended the first interview with team leader. Then booked in a accessement test, followed by another interview with the division manager. Now I have been informed they just completed the reference checking and further info will be known shortly.

    Interview Questions
    • Board competency based interview question, no drama.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. send in Resume
    2. interiew
    3. Aptitude Test (Verbal, number, logic, personal)
    4. Offer over the phone

    Because I had a connection in the job department i applied for, i think the interview process may have been slightly different. the interview was just a formality, because i ended up going straight through to the short list....

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you clashed with your manager
      tell me a time where you made a mistake that caused the company monetary loss
      If we were to call your employer, whats 3 words they will say about you
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    hello XXX, we would like to offer you the opportunity to work for us , are you willing to accept a package of xxxxx ?
    Me : thank you , yes.
    --------------------
    looking back i should have negotiated... :( again , look at youtube on best salary negotiation techniques.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Settlements Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had standard interview questions which I prepared the answers to. They were not difficult as such but having had 2 managers interview me at the same time was very daunting for a recent graduate like me.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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