I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Macquarie Group in July 2012.
Interview Details – Everyone seemed very nice and the logistics for the interviews were smooth. People seem generally happy at work.
Interview Question – Very few technical questions, most questions were around work history - which was well outlined in the CV, but no one had taken the time to read it before the meeting. So a lot of repetition. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Macquarie Group in December 2010.
Interview Details – Very lengthy and stringent. Multiple interactions spanning over a period of almost 6 months and technical discussions, interviews etc. Finally there is a psychometric assessment as well and then salary negotiations.
Negotiation Details – Very difficult, Indian HR had very poor exposure on hiring process and etiquette.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group.
Interview Details – - 2 interviews in total. First with direct report manager and 2nd with 2 other project managers.
- 1 psych test for the perm role
- Asked to talk about yourself and then go through the relevant parts of your experience with the advertised role.
- 1-2 interviewers at a time.
Interview Question – Technical question about XML structures, system protocols and programming knowledge. Unexpected for a not too technical role itself. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – N/A.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in May 2009.
Interview Details – 1:1 initial interview about the role and to determine personality type. Standard interview, not too difficult.
2nd phase is to be invited for a psychometric test. Although they say that you cannot fail this test, you can. If you do not achieve a high enough result you will be rejected even if you did really well in the interview.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you encountered a difficult colleague - how did you handle the conflict? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in April 2008.
Interview Details – I talked to 5 people in total. 3 through phone interview and 2 by 1 on 1 interview. Most of the interviewers are nice and professional. As this is an typical investment banking interview process, I would highly suggest anybody who want to enter this industry to get well prepared. Be ready for both technical questions and behavior questions.
Negotiation Details – It's pretty smooth.
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