Macquarie Group Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in December 2010.

    Interview

    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.

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    Negotiation

    Standard BA entry package, little to negotiate.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in November 2010.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in August 2010.

    Interview

    was a good round of technocal interviews. Work seemed challenging

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in July 2010.

    Interview

    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

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    South African Equities Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in July 2010.

    Interview

    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
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    Equity Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Interview started with general fit questions with HR rep. Then continued with analyst, who asked detailed questions (pros/cons) regarding different valuation techniques (DCF, EV, and price ratios) and asked for a stock pitch

    Interview Questions

    • What sector has performed the best in the past 20 years?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in March 2010.

    Interview

    First was an interview that consisted of behavioral and technical questions. There was also a mini case question regarding a valuation and acquisition of an airport. It was a phone interview and the interviewer was Australian and had a heavy accent, but it was clear enough. The psychometric test was near impossible and didn't even finish any of the 3 sections (quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, reading comprehension).

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I applied through school career website and was contacted a month later. The interview consisted of two half an hour group interviews, one after another. The questions that I was asked were less behavioral, so there was some degree of conversation rather than question and answer. One question that they asked is "name one of your weaknesses." As for advice, show them that you really want the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Name me one of your weaknesses   1 Answer
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    Energy Commodities Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group (Houston, TX) in February 2010.

    Interview

    1:1 interview with HR employee at office building. Interview was about 30 minutes long and consisted of an explanation of the company and what my position will be. The interviewer then proceeds to ask questions about my resume. She asks about my I chose my major and my university. There are also a lot of questions about my academic classes.

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