Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Nicholas W. Moore
Nicholas W. Moore
36 Ratings

Pros
  • You can getaway with great work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Cool work environment, for a bank (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • It takes effort to make the work-life balance work for you (in 30 reviews)

  • Also the culture expects fairly long hours which impacts work / life balance (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Trader

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    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people focused on your advancement

    Cons

    not focused on risk taking


  2. Smart people, hard work, not enough money

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very smart and dedicated people. Challenging work Innovative environment

    Cons

    Where does all the money go?


  3. Too Much Change

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company that gets Global right.

    Cons

    Management changes structure far too often. Too quick to adopt the latest trend in organizational structure without thought to employee impact

    Advice to Management

    Slow down! Give the structure a chance to work


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  5. Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are intelligent and pay is good

    Cons

    No work/life balance, change in org structure every 6 months and no career growth potential


  6. depending what you do, it can be good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Depending on what you do, there can be a good amount of opportunities to get ahead or change jobs. Some groups are better than others though, so it is important to get to know the work environment for the group you'll work for. Overall, people have been pretty good and it has been a decent experience.

    Cons

    The company tries to make each individual group profitable. Most are. But if your group isn't profitable, there may be a lot of turnover at levels. Compensation can be good or bad, depending on the group you are in and how well it performs. Expect to work a lot.


  7. Overall review

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    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company, flat structure, quick to get things done, innovative, creative, entrepreneurial

    Cons

    High turnover, constant change in direction, no transparency in communication to staff

    Advice to Management

    Stability is important


  8. Global presence with plentiful opportunity

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 22 days vacation, good choice of free kitchen supplies Global mobility Talented staff Strong risk management culture

    Cons

    Technology is >5 years outdated Large egos can be hard to stomach

    Advice to Management

    Provide stronger level of top down direction rather than letting bottom up rule. Latter leads to an incoherent and inefficient organization.


  9. IT Infra

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was once probably one of the best Investment Banks to work for, flexible environment, great staff, good leadership, fast and furious projects, good work environment, however it is no longer like that. Now run by bean counters out of Sydney who have no interest in US based staff careers.

    Cons

    Many now that all control has reverted to Australia. There is no support for US based staff. They no longer allow staff to work from home, even when needed. Also be prepared for layoffs every six months, they have been happening for about 5 years now and no one is safe, even senior people.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that new technologies generally come from the US, not Australia and take advantage of it by hiring and supporting good US based staff. Also support a more flexible work environment


  10. A decent place to work, overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generous vacation, personal and sick leave benefits. Committed to charitable causes.

    Cons

    Position changes are primarily lateral. Well educated, tenured employees are non-exempt to exclude from bonus pool. Poorly prepared individuals given management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Laugh (or at least smile) more. It's just a job.


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    analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    always plenty of opportunities to backfill fired employees

    Cons

    no commitment to employee over med/long term

    Advice to Management

    you are not in Aus anymore



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