Macquarie Group Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Summer Analyst (15)
- Investment Banking Analyst (11)
- Analyst (10)
- Intern (8)
- Associate Director (5)
- Software Developer (5)
- Business Analyst (5)
- Manager (5)
- Associate (4)
- Senior Manager (4)
- Senior Associate (3)
- Investment Banking Summer Analyst (3)
- Finance (2)
- Java Developer (2)
- Executive (2)
- Trader (2)
- Equity Research (2)
- Equity Research Associate (2)
- Equity Strategist (1)
- Database Administrator (1)
- Procurement (1)
- Product Manager (1)
- Business Development Manager (1)
- Financial (1)
- Senior Advisor (1)
- Division Director (1)
- Research Assistant (1)
- Research Associate (1)
- National Account Manager (1)
- Vice President (1)
Summer Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Macquarie Group
Interview Details – I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at my college or university's On Campus Recruitment center in January 2014. There were two interviewers from the firm present. The interview lasted only thirty minutes and overall, it was very relaxed and more conversational in style.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Mostly behavioral. The interviewers were extremely nice and answered all my questions thoroughly Answer Question
Senior Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in January 2011.
Interview Details – Was interviewed for a contract to perm position. First interview was in person with 2 people. Next round was via telepresence with someone in Sydney. The assessment was intense.
Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation but salary and package was good so I was comfortable. Too bad I didn't know that 3 years would go by without them giving any raises or I would have asked for more money up front!
Procurement Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Macquarie Group in August 2013.
Interview Details – Telephone interview with recruiter, she was very insulting, but somehow passed me on for anther in person interview. That went well and then the telephone interviews started with Australia . That was ok, although it was the same questions from most of them, then they have you take a very difficult assessment test. Better study for it, it is not easy.
Interview Question – Were you upset that the board of directors did not support your suggestions for change View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in May 2009.
Interview Details – Two times of phone interviews, and on-site interview
Interview Question – Behavioral question on the first round. Did not make it to the second round Answer Question
Central Compliance Training Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Macquarie Group in September 2013.
Interview Details – Analysis Paralysis comes to mind. There were 5 rounds of interviews- and there would have been a 6th had I let them continue upon the path they were going in. Round 1 = HR Screening, Round 2 = Two 30 minute interviews with Sr. Managers, Round 3= Psychometric testing, Round 4=Two 30 minute interviews with Assoc. Directors, Round 5= Mock Training Session. Throughout these all of these rounds I barely had an opportunity to ask the interviewers questions, which was especially important considering this was a new role, and as I found out poorly defined in what they need. If I really wanted to be a full time trainer (rather than a training manager which is what the job is supposed to be) I would have just kept my mouth shut and cooperated with their process and probably gotten the offer, but not only is that not what I wanted- but more importantly I saw a great deal of inconsistancies- therefore the job as they define it is not what they need.
Interview Question – Questions from managers with L&D backgrounds were well framed for an L&D role- but seemed inconsistent from questions from those coming from Compliance, and difficult to gauge what they really wanted vs. what they needed. The questions themselves were not difficult. Answer Question
Equity Research Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in January 2013.
Interview Details – 1st - One on one meeting with Senior Analyst. Fit questions, some technical questions, favorite stock etc.
2nd - Meeting with HR. All fit/behavioral questions
3rd - Meeting with Sr Research Associate. SImilar to 1st meeting.
Interview Question – Why Macquarie Answer Question
Summer Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in January 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online; phone interviewed by two analysts; basic valuation and fit questions
Interview Question – How do you find WACC for a private company View Answer
Data Executive Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in January 2013.
Interview Details – standard 2 rounds of interview with 1 assessment test
Interview Question – more personality based questions Answer Question
Investment Banking Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in October 2012.
Interview Details – Applied through campus recruiting, first there was an on-campus interview with an associate and analyst (mix of fit + technical); then they make you take an online assessment that is pretty difficult and a week later they invited me to the superday. The super day was two fit interviews and one case (not like consulting more understanding why a merger was done and structured in a specific way).
Interview Question – the case was hard if you don't know what financial engineering is and when to use stock vs cash. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – did not negotiate
Interviews for Top Jobs at Macquarie Group