Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Nicholas W. Moore
Nicholas W. Moore
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Pros
  • Good people and culture and its up to you to make work-life balance for you (in 29 reviews)

  • Open work environment, easy access to executives, open to constructive feedback (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • You may get some work-life balance in some offices but not generally not in Asia (in 30 reviews)

  • Long hours 10 hours a day and no overtime its part of your overall package (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Freedom within boundaries, except that the boundaries are quite small.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Higher than average salaries, opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Bonuses are mostly not based on individual performance. Too much bureaucracy for a medium-sized company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Long time employee that has had a good career experience

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    Current Freelancer - Senior in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Senior in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macquarie Group (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus on career development
    Diverse opportunities

    Cons

    Highly political environment
    Lack of transparency wi senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and honesty to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. dont trust

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macquarie Group

    Pros

    friendly environment, nice people to work with

    Cons

    no trust, they dont keep the word in extending the contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the word

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  5. Macquarie capital is a wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Macquarie Group

    Pros

    Teams are great. Wonderful culture. Entrepreneurial, positioned to capture market share

    Cons

    Open floor plan can make it difficult to concentrate at times. Deal flow could be stronger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Glad I accepted the opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macquarie Group

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, talented people an overall good experience I am glad I accepted the opportunity to work at Macquarie

    Cons

    All companies have their issues, in some ways it's like a company that has grown too fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Interesting work but poor work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    - Work is interesting and challenging
    - Has the ability to take initiative
    - Freedom to do various things and take on responsibilities
    - Good office amenities
    - Can move around the firm

    Cons

    - Culture can be very competitive and always need to be on your toes
    - Work life balance can be poor. Expected to work from anywhere at anytime
    - Career growth is not well guided. No mentorship program

  8. In Transition

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Macquarie Group (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to learn the business processes end - end from a technical point of view. Mature people. Established software. Standard Hours. Easy work.

    Cons

    Aloof Business. In Transition. Uncertainty. Remote control from Australia. Managers have little leeway in taking independent decisions. Hard to get new technology in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with times. Show loyalty to get loyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good for Aussies, less so for others

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relatively humane for a bank.
    Somewhat better base, and overall pay is on par.
    Free fruits and breakfast cereal.

    Cons

    Better pay, promotion, and opportunities often go to Aussies and Kiwis first, then to others.
    This leads to managers that vary greatly in knowledge, maturity, and demeanor.
    Transactions tend to be those that larger firms drop, so there are often lots of last minute catch-up work.
    No offices or cubicles here; everyone sits on rows of trading-style desks next to everyone else.
    Smaller firm with modest name value, so it's more difficult to move if you find that it's not so great here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Entrepreneurial Bank - Technology Org Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Australia’s largest investment bank employs roughly 1,400 people in 28 countries with ~$US400 billion of assets under management. Macquarie's management approach fosters an entrepreneurial culture, with a robust risk management practice - “Freedom within Boundaries”.
    Work with Innovative businesses
    Smart people
    Good Brand

    Cons

    Tactical thinking within the support organizations and have difficulty executing longer term strategy
    Aging infrastructure and technology skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Australian-centric, clueless how to operate or succeed in the US market.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Macquarie Group

    Pros

    it is a growth oriented bank that has smart leadership and opportunities to meet talented global colleagues

    Cons

    Below market compensation;
    Lack of foresight in staffing;
    Lack of investment in new technologies;
    A clique Australian culture that is distrusting of americans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit legitimate US based talent instead of exporting Aussie expats who don't remotely understand US culture or business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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