Macquarie Group Interview Questions & Reviews in Sydney

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
31 interviews

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    Assistant Interview

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

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Macquarie Group in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    You will receive a call from HR, who will conduct a phone interview with you referring to your CV, Then if successful the DD or Manager from team you applied for will meet with you for 45 Min, followed by another meeting straight after.

    If successful you will then be asked to come in for a Psych test (Very difficult) depending on position applied for and relevance, you will be judged based on your mark and will need to meet the requirement % for that particular role to be successful. This is the last step and then you will hear back from HR regarding whether you have been successful or unsuccessful in obtaining the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of corporation do you see Macquarie as, what are your thoughts and views.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group.

    Interview Details

    Lengthly and thorough but pretty efficient. HR did a good job of communicating what ended up being several rounds of interview and psychometric testing. All the people were friendly and engaged and asked reasonable questions. There were few surprise or difficult questions. Used specific examples related to my experience and background.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unusual. Mostly job related and specific to my background. All were manageable with specific examples as answers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    small salary increase over initial offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Solution Designer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    - Java technical test online
    - face to face interview with Account Manager and Technical team leader
    - 3 hour aptitude test
         - numerical test
         - verbal test

    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward but be careful on BCR package.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed 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
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    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. send in Resume
    2. interiew
    3. Aptitude Test (Verbal, number, logic, personal)
    4. Offer over the phone

    Because I had a connection in the job department i applied for, i think the interview process may have been slightly different. the interview was just a formality, because i ended up going straight through to the short list....

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you clashed with your manager
      tell me a time where you made a mistake that caused the company monetary loss
      If we were to call your employer, whats 3 words they will say about you
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    hello XXX, we would like to offer you the opportunity to work for us , are you willing to accept a package of xxxxx ?
    Me : thank you , yes.
    --------------------
    looking back i should have negotiated... :( again , look at youtube on best salary negotiation techniques.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Macquarie Group in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 interview with Associate Director
    2 phsycometric test
    3 interview with main directors

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Discharges Consultant Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Macquarie Group in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume and got a call back. Interview with direct report and another team leader. Behavioural questions and other general interview questions. Got a call a few days later to offer me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • none, all the questions were pretty general and expected   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    nothing to negotiate, I took what they were offering and that was it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Java Developer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Macquarie Group in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Only two rounds. First one was conversational Q&A session with technical team lead and a senior developer. Talked about my preference of Java framework, how to go about unit testing, design and performance improvement. Second one was more behavioral questions with project managers. e.g. what do you do if your tasks schedule is not meeting deadline. Any experience working with business stakeholder. how do you explain technical information to business person.

    Interview Questions
    • what do you do if your tasks schedule is not meeting deadline   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 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
  11.  

    Foreign Exchange Desk Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Macquarie Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The easiest/best way to get a job at Macquarie is to know someone. So use your networking skills. The HR department is swamped with thousands of resumes - so do your best to go around them. When you do get an interview, it will normally be first with a Senior Member of the Desk, before meeting with the Division and Desk Head. Before you do an interview you'll also sit a computer test that measures your personality suitability for the company. Everyone does this test.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of questions relate to your ability to handle the pressure of international financial markets. But there is a keen focus on personality - will you fit in with the other members of the desk? Are you interested in making lots of money for yourself - they want to see the drive for profit.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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