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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    They asked me some behavioral questions. Expect to do your research about the company. There was a series of scenario questions involving IT and its infrastructure that weren't too difficult. There were three rounds of group interview with HR and the group that you would be working with. The interview were spaced out and the interviewees supportive.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    ITG Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Soon after applying to Macquarie Group I was contacted for a phone interview. The phone interview was relatively laid back, no technical questions, just inquiries on my personal interests and interest in the company. I spent maybe an hour preparing by reading their site and some info on wiki, and that was sufficient to hold a 30 minute conversations.
    The second and final interview was in the office about 2 weeks later. That was a full day of 5 interviews back to back. First was a one hour follow up with the same person as the phone interview, so nothing technical yet. The next was a one hour personality and skills test/conversation with another person, still not technical, just be honest. After that, the next interview was also one hour long but with two employees. One had apparently Googled me, which scared me at first, but all he brought up was the fact that I can solve the Rubik's cube. Besides that, it was mostly a check on my Computer Science background: what courses I have taken, what projects I had done, strengths and weaknesses, etc. I wasn't asked to write any code in this one. Finally, the last two interviews were 45 minute tech interviews. There were basic introductions as with the other interviews and then the I was asked a few coding questions. All rather simple: reverse a string, write a stack class, and write a multiply function using only for loops and addition. After that, I asked questions about the company and left.

    Interview Questions
    • Implement a simple stack class with the functions push, pop, peak and getSize.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate because it was the best offer I had. But my advice is the same I've got from friends who have negotiated: don't lie. Be completely straight forward and honest.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Macquarie Group in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Group pannel interview with two mid-range employees. Questions were fairly typical for investment banking interviews- accounting, basic valuation. Second round was a superday in their NYC office. Two interviews with fairly senior people. One was more quantitative one was more soft. Quantitative focused on basic math, speed and confidence. One of their main focuses was where you see yourself in 10 years and what you have been doing to reach it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed 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!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    This was a standard banking interview, with a bunch of questions like 'what was your favorite class in college' and 'why do you want to be an investment banking analyst.' One of the two guys who interviewed me looked very sour, and never smiled. The other one looked tired and unhappy, but made an effort to smile a few times.

    Interview Questions
    • They also gave me a case: We are pitching to a client who sells batteries, but has been experiencing a decline in sales lately. What recommendations should we make to help them boost their sales?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by 2 senior bankers and completed a psychometric exam on the computer, which is standard for all new Macquarie hires. The in-person interviews were pretty relaxed and seemed to focus more on overall fit rather than technical aspects. This is probably because Macquarie seeks to train its junior hires in its own way from the start.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Standard BA entry package, little to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I went for a personal interview on campus with two Macquarie employees after meeting one of them at a campus Career Fair. They were both extremely friendly, and the interview was very relaxed. It was definitely more of a fit interview than technical. At one point, the interviewer I had met even guided me through a question. The day after, we were all required to take a 3 hour long personality/skills test. This was not mentioned during the interview so make sure you are aware that it is a requirement of ALL new Macquarie hires (including MDs) so you won't be able to get out of it. The second interview I had was a brief, 4 minute phone call. I was not required to travel to NY for this round. Great people, relaxed office and the work culture is unlike any other on the Street (especially if you are in infrastructure, where most people were not poached from other firms but spent their entire career at Macquarie).

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your considerations of an investment in a toll road in Mexico.   Answer Question
    • What would the balance sheet of the toll road look like?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The contract is standard and as a first year hire you won't be able to negotiate. The package is market and the salary increase for first years is definitely above market.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Macquarie Group in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    was a good round of technocal interviews. Work seemed challenging

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    I apply at June , and got the phone interview notice after one month.
    they said wanna set up the phone interview with me.
    It is the first round phone interview, and the recruiter was very nice, very patient.
    all the asking question is about H R question
    like.... why

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    South African Equities Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    We review resumes and select the best ones for our needs and clients, then we review their online portfolios if they have them if they are designers or art directors. If we find their work good or appropriate for our clients and it matches their resume and background we have our assistants set up interviews for us. If their is some question about them, then perhaps they will get a phone interview first.

    Interview Questions
    • Please highlight your past jobs, telling me the employment dates when you worked for companies and what your job duties were. (Candidate should not have resume in hand and should be able to recite from memory). If there are any gaps in employment, inquire about the situation(s).   Answer Question
    • Who did you report to and who reported to you (title)?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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