Macquarie Group

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Macquarie Group

Pros

An excellent atmosphere to work in. Great pay and good treatment.

Cons

The job can be very demanding.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    US office is faltering, hampered by dysfunctional management out of Sydney

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    Current Employee - Vice President Level
    Current Employee - Vice President Level

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, considerate co-workers, relaxed work atmosphere. Smart US-based middle management. An easy-going culture not typically found in IB, but cons discussed below are now overshadowing this. Company historically doesn't like to lay off people. Nice, well-stocked kitchen.

    Cons

    US business is faltering, morale is low, uncertainty is in the air. Would agree with other poster concerning compliance matters.

    Owing to flat hierarchy there are no (or very few) offices, even for compliance-oriented jobs; cafeteria/trading desk-style "one-size-fits-all" seating. Chronic tech issues coupled with poorly trained overseas IT staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sydney management needs to articulate what its strategy is for the US business and implement it -- and compensate people commensurate with their contribution, aligned with how the company does in a given fiscal year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place for career growth

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed culture compared to many Wall Street banks
    Nice kitchen and office facilities
    Hours are much better than many firms
    4+ weeks of allocated vacation a year

    Cons

    Generally, the firm is often dysfunctional and does little to improve the issues that it has faced over the years, including:

    Lack of dealflow - there are very few senior bankers with strong client relationships
    Poor leadership and senior management that is near-sighted and does not do enough to retain talent
    Compensation, while slightly improving, is still considerably lower than where it should be
    Junior resources - generally much less talented than peer firms
    High turnover - due to the aforementioned issues

    Overall, not a good firm for career growth or opportunities for development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exercise better leadership and properly address the many operational issues within the investment bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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