I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Macquarie Group.
Interview Details – Generally the interview process is a 3 step process, interview one may be with your prospective peers, if they like you, the next interview is likely to be with the person who would be your direct manager. This interview is usually all about what you can do for them.
Interview Question – Do you think you have enough energy for this job? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Once you recieve an offer you must pass the psychometric testing phase, before contracts are given for sign off. These guys don't negotiate anything at this level.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macquarie Group in November 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted my resume and got a call back. Interview with direct report and another team leader. Behavioural questions and other general interview questions. Got a call a few days later to offer me the position.
Interview Question – none, all the questions were pretty general and expected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – nothing to negotiate, I took what they were offering and that was it.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macquarie Group in November 2013.
Interview Details – Only two rounds. First one was conversational Q&A session with technical team lead and a senior developer. Talked about my preference of Java framework, how to go about unit testing, design and performance improvement. Second one was more behavioral questions with project managers. e.g. what do you do if your tasks schedule is not meeting deadline. Any experience working with business stakeholder. how do you explain technical information to business person.
Interview Question – what do you do if your tasks schedule is not meeting deadline Answer Question
I interviewed at Macquarie Group in September 2013.
Interview Details – I first went through an initial screening on the phone with HR. During the conversation, we went through my CV on my work experience. Essentially I think HR was trying to get a clearer picture of my profile. After that, I had my first face to face interview before proceeding to sit for a psychometric test. Lastly, I had my final interview a week later.
Interview Question – Abstract reasoning portion of the test and some of the behavioural questions. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Macquarie Group.
Interview Details – Initial interview to screen. Passing that you then go to psychometric testing for 4 hours, a typical shl battery of abstract reasoning, verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning. Despite the rhetoric, people do get offered jobs at Macquarie that don't always do well in these tests, particularly in Manila and India where the standard is relaxed in order to get the numbers required. After this step another 2 or 3 interviews, reference checking including with your current manager and then an offer.
Interview Question – Typical behavioural based questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much scope for negotiation as they still live in the past that they are an employer sought after by employees. The brand has lost it's shine and also has the remuneration. The brand is now a turnoff to future employers due to the arrogance held.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Macquarie Group in May 2013.
Interview Details – The easiest/best way to get a job at Macquarie is to know someone. So use your networking skills. The HR department is swamped with thousands of resumes - so do your best to go around them. When you do get an interview, it will normally be first with a Senior Member of the Desk, before meeting with the Division and Desk Head. Before you do an interview you'll also sit a computer test that measures your personality suitability for the company. Everyone does this test.
Interview Question – A lot of questions relate to your ability to handle the pressure of international financial markets. But there is a keen focus on personality - will you fit in with the other members of the desk? Are you interested in making lots of money for yourself - they want to see the drive for profit. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in April 2013.
Interview Details – I applied on the Macquarie Group careers website and got called for a 30 minutes phone interview. I was asked several behavioural questions which I found slightly difficult. Then I was asked to head down to their office to do a Psychometric Assessment which went for 2-2.5 hours. Then I was invited for a group/ panel interview and was asked several behavioural questions along with my reasons for applying and career goals.
Interview Question – Can you demonstrate a situation where you obtained a significant amount of information and put it to good use by sharing it with other employees? Answer Question
Interviewed at Macquarie Group
Interview Details –
- Applied online
- Called up a week or so later to come in for an interview
- Interview with 3 people
- Psychometric test the next day (had to come in to the office to do it, NOT online)
- 2 more interviews about a week later with different divisions, each interview was with 2 people
Interview Question – Describe a time you had difficulty working in a team and how you resolved this issue View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group.
Interview Details – Psychometric testing, one on one interview of HR and one on one interview with an associate director and a senior manager
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