Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in August 2015.
2 steeps, first meeting with managers then after receiving positive feedback psychometric test. Test was quite difficult and apparently i did not do well as they picked somebody else fro this position. Interview itself was an avarage difficulty, nothing unusuall
- How to manage compeeting priorities, how to make sure fund is priced correctly, what to check when fund moving not in with benchmark, what would your former manager say about you, what are your weaknesses. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in July 2015.
First do online application. Then online tests (numerical etc). Then called into interview with graduate recruitment person and current HR summer intern. General questions about why finance, why macquarie, why HR, what HR problems do you think macquarie would face, a couple behavioural questions. They ask you what your interests are, which leads into them deciding which stream you will be interviewed into (there are two roles - either talent or remuneration). If you pass this stage, you have an interview with either the talent team, the remuneration team, or both if you are lucky. There are two interviewers for each stream, with big role titles who you would be working for. They ask more specific questions, and more difficult behavioural questions.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in June 2015.
1. Phone interview with HR - screen you for the role, ask why are you interested in the role, quick background of your skills and what you're looking for in a role. 2. Interview with direct manager 3. Interview with direct manager's manager and another manager within the team. Psychometric Test (3 - 3.5 hours) once successful
- 1. Tell me about yourself 2. How do you deal with irate customers? 3. How do you ensure tasks are completed on time? 4. How do you manage your time? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)).
Online application was followed up with a telephone interview three days after submission. This was then followed with another telephone interview with the same recruitment specialist who fielded a series of standard interview questions relating to my previous employment, interest in Macquarie Group, current knowledge of financial markets and marketing specific knowledge. Up to and including, this point of the interview process was very positive and met with quick turn-around times. A face-to-face interview was subsequently offered the day after the second telephone interview. Met with department head and senior associate. Interview held after-hours. Both were very charismatic and friendly. First half of interview consisted of friendly chatter, whilst the second half was scripted interview questions provided by HR. All-in-all the interview seemed successful and the recruitment specialist followed up a week later with an email to say as much and asked for a time to call to discuss. However, and after a reply to say that anytime would suit, no further correspondence was received. Perhaps a busy time for HR, a change in business-unit directive, an internal promotion, or another more suitable candidate was found. One would have considered that an email notification of the outcome would have been appropriate.
- How would your current colleagues describe you? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in February 2015.
Lots of questions about CV. Interviewers was very very cool and friendly but dived deep in my CV and asked hard on achievements. Nothing out of place but definitely more intense questions and length of interview than other jobs.
- What have you done that you are proud of? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)).
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.
- Nothing unusual. Mostly job related and specific to my background. All were manageable with specific examples as answers. Answer Question
small salary increase over initial offer
Helpful (6)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in April 2014.
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.
- What kind of corporation do you see Macquarie as, what are your thoughts and views. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in January 2014.
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.
- Board competency based interview question, no drama. 1 Answer
There is no negotiation
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in September 2013.
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.
- Abstract reasoning portion of the test and some of the behavioural questions. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in August 2013.
Hiring and interview process consisted of 3 separate interviews with various members of the team. These interviews were fairly generic with standard questions about experience and motivations. To complete the process, a psychometric assessment was done which went for around 2 hours. Part of this assessment was personality based and relatively straight forward (no point lying here as questions are phrased to see if your answers are consistent), the other parts of the assessment were based around a proprietary psychometric test which had 3x 20 minute sections (20 problems in 20 minutes). The sections were verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and abstract reasoning. These tests were difficult to complete in the allotted time (I would recommend any online provider to aid in practicing for this).
- Questions were fine, aptitude test was the trickiest thing. Answer Question
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