Macquarie Group
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Macquarie Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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Equity Strategist Interview

Equity Strategist

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group.

Interview Details – Contacted through the HR rep, who was very efficient. This was for an experienced candidate job.
First interview was with potential direct manager. Went into a small room with a desk. One-on-one interview. Interview did not come across as structured, but usual points were covered, like experience, expertise and the like. Very impressed with this interview.
Second interview with the head of the "department area." Again highly intelligent. Less about experience but more about character traits, personality etc. Asked me about high school accomplishments and university life, rather than career.

Interview Question – Second interviewer asked about high school accomplishments etc. Was definitely not prepared for this, particularly since I didn't do too well in high school (compared to most other Macquarie workers probably).   Answer Question

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Senior Advisor Interview

Senior Advisor

Interviewed at Macquarie Group

Interview Details – Very protracted. Four rounds plus half of a day of psych testing.

Interview Question – Are you afraid of tall women?   View Answer

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Senior Associate Interview

Senior Associate

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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Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Macquarie Group.

Interview Details – The first round interview consisted of a phone call with an HR rep. second round was a pysch test consisting on numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning. These sections were all timed, the last section was based on personality - no time limit here.

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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at Macquarie Group.

Interview Details – Applied online, only required c.v and cover letter. Had a phone interview and got through to the next stage (still to come). The phone interview lasted 30 mins, the woman was very friendly. Questions included why Macquarie, why FICC etc, but also why my degree/past experience is relevant to a job in investment banking, when have I been criticized and what have I done since and then some brainteasers at the end.

Interview Question – Brain teasers at the end as they were unexpected from a phone interview: One was a cook can make 2 large cakes per hour or 20 small cakes. We have the kitchen for 3 hours and need 20 large cakes and 220 small cakes. How many cooks do we need?   View Answers (2)

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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
London, England (UK)

Interviewed at Macquarie Group

Interview Details – First round: 15min phone interview, asked standard competency questions e.g. Why Macquarie, why MacCap? Also asked two numerical questions, the cake one shown below and one other. Received email confirming I was through to next round

Second round: 4 tests (numerical, verbal and logical reasoning & personality questionnaire at their London office. Took 2.5 hours approx. SHL tests. Received call to say I was through to final round. Now awaiting final interview.

Interview Question – Do yo know about any recent deals Macquarie have been involved in?   Answer Question

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Graduate Operations Support Analyst Interview

Graduate Operations Support Analyst

Interviewed at Macquarie Group

Interview Details – telephone interview with HR, 1 on 1 interview with HR, follow by a superday interview which consists of written exercise, 1 on 1 interview with hiring manager and group activities

Interview Question – Would you follow the procedure if it takes longer time or would you skip the procedure and still get the job done but in a much shorter time   Answer Question

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Intern Software Developer Interview

Intern Software Developer

I applied online and interviewed at Macquarie Group.

Interview Details – 1/HR screening, 2/Interview by 2 random ppl in the business, 3/Computer exam (IQ and English skills) ,4/ Interview by division managers

Interviews very straight forward... all typical HR questions...
Computer exam was tough due to time constraints but they don't expect anymore than average results...

Interview Question – Computer exam   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation as an intern you take it or leave it...

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Macquarie Group

Interview Details – Two phone interviews, Psychometric Test, Several face to face interviews

Interview Question – How would you hedge credit risk?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – some

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Senior Associate Interview

Senior Associate

Interviewed at Macquarie Group

Interview Details – Telephonic followed by 2 face to face interviews and 1 wriiten test

Interview Question – Nothing really as all basic and expected questions   Answer Question

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