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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Standard hiring process, call up on the phone interview first, and a week later attended the first interview with team leader. Then booked in a accessement test, followed by another interview with the division manager. Now I have been informed they just completed the reference checking and further info will be known shortly.

    Interview Questions
    • Board competency based interview question, no drama.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Credit Risk Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macquarie Group.

    Interview Details

    Stage 1: Application - CV and Cover letter
    Stage 2: Phone Interview with HR
    Stage 3: Psychometric tests in their London venue: Numerical, Verbal, Inductive Reasoning and Personality
    Stage 4: Final Round Interview with Credit Risk team

    Macquarie is pretty quick with their recruitment - I got the phone interview just 2 days after my application.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too unusual, however they did ask 2 brainteasers during the phone interview which I didn't expect at this stage. If it takes 2 people 2 hours to build 2 bikes, how many people are needed to build 12 bikes in 6 hours?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Executive, Technology - IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group.

    Interview Details

    I got introduced to Macquaire through a recruitment agency.
    - CV got shortlisted
    - Had first round of telephonic interview, which was more of a compatibility check round, where company's representative will explain about the project, expectations required from candidate
    - Had an online psychometric test and online relevant technology test - nothing tough just fundamental questions
    - Another face-face VC round got scheduled - just technical and functional questions.
    - Salary negotiations with HR
    - Offer letter

    Interview Questions
    • Few of the psychometric questions are quite time taking.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Division Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a straightforward process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Java Middleware Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Makati City (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macquarie Group in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Day 1
    (1) Psychometric Exam - basically an IQ and Personality Test
    (2) Technical Exam - Java EE
    (3) Interview with Team Leads and Project Manager

    The exams took around an hour to 2 hours to finish. I started my exam at 10am and ended almost 12nn so they asked me to go on break first.

    I went back at one for the interview with the Team leads (2 of them) and Project Manager.They basically asked me typical interview questions, as well as various technical questions related to the position I was being interviewed for. The interview lasted for around an hour. They were very meticulous in asking me about every detail of my resume.

    After one day, they called me up to schedule my final interview.

    Day 2
    (1) HR interview
    (2) Video Conference Interview with their bosses presumably in Singapore.

    The HR interviewer mostly asked basic questions about my personal motivations for work and what my asking Salary would be and how would I justify it.

    The Video Conference lasted for almost an hour as well. I was interviewed by a Singaporean and an Indian manager in Singapore. They asked similar questions to the Team Leads and Project Manager asking me to expound on my experiences related to the position.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a boss who micromanages you to the point of being annoying, how would you go about handling the situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • Abstract reasoning portion of the test and some of the behavioural questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    one video conference

    Interview Questions
    • what is the methodology you use to gather information for a new problem   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11.  

    Developer/Programmer for Hedge Fund Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macquarie Group in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Half hour phone interview for explaining my current situation and some basic tech Qs before being offered an on-site interview. On-site is an one hour session again explaining my current situation all over again, and more in-depth technical Qs: C# Multithreading, SQL table joining, indexing, software performance tuning, etc

    Softwares built are towards supporting strategists/traders operations and research. Believing the hiring manager is not a tech guy, focuses for developer are to get things done rather than those with nice architecture, high performance, and such.

    Also require candidates to have basic financial background: how does stock index being computed - expecting a detailed answer like comparing indices between different markets, long short strategies, etc.

    HR representative suxks - they discuss the salary expectation before letting you go. Second, during the process, they keep saying the hiring manager is keen, but your experience is irrelevant so please consider to accept a low salary.

    I am surprised that Macquarie technology recruiter filter out roles I applied that suit me more but referring me one doesn't.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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