Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Nicholas W. Moore
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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. 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?


  2. Sr. Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to get into reaearch

    Cons

    Not a good place to stay in research


  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. The silver doughnut lives on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Performance based culture, meritocratic but secretive

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, older personalities in my department


  6. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work in australia

    Cons

    None. It was a great experience


  7. 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


  8. Senior Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and great people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours and micro managment can be an issue at times

    Advice to Management

    Do not micro manage


  9. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational corporation with a flat structure and a relatively laid back "Aussie" office atmosphere and a great kitchen.

    Cons

    Difficult to hire new people and often hard to transfer internally.


  10. IT Group is to be avoided unless you are desperate

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    Current Employee - Developer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Developer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fresh fruit, easy to maintain life/work balance, steady hours, good salary & decent benefits. the company seems to be relatively stable, though the recent change in management . iPhones (too bad they are so locked down as to be practically a flip phone - why bother??). Some nice co-workers

    Cons

    My department is a disaster in every way - from the most basic ways (dirty kitchen, sloppy people, bugs, managers who constantly speak with their mouths full of food, unprofessionally dressed people - sneakers, unshaven, not showered - some people actually smell) to more important ways (meeting timeliness, rudeness, saying "good morning"!) - the director practically grunts at you when he arrives in the morning at 9:45 am; it's pathetic). there is no opportunity for advancement, or even low level training such as a $60 class is a huge ordeal to get approved. The "leaders" of the department that i work in lack leadership aptitude. they are deeply inefficient, fail to take the leadership mantle up, and alternately micromanage and then totally check out. it's a shockingly poor managed organization with leaders who don't even know everyone in the group - it's only a 50 person office; no excuse for that. Further, there is a TON of work being outsourced to external consulting companies who are also not managed well or professional. the PM team is slightly more professional than the developers but they are overloaded. there is very limited chance of success of the current projects, particularly with so many of the project leaders jumping ship. this group seems to prefer and prioritize contractors (while paying a premium rate!) over full time employment. Unless you are a contractor who wants to add investment banking experience to your CV, i would bypass any opportunity here. I am actively looking for a new position and can not wait to leave. this is just a job; not a career enhancing role. there is very little that i can learn from this antiquated organization with poor technology .

    Advice to Management

    I think that the management in Sydney has a very good handle on the shortcomings of this group, which is likely why they are on such a short leash (seriously, even ordering a pizza requires authorization!). Take a very good look at your leaders.


  11. Can be a good case for testing your Anger Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary Excellent place to work with group of Cynical people

    Cons

    No work life balance All the current Employees are working under intimidation No Work from Home even if there is apocalypse It is not the work but number of hours you spent in the office matters ( 10 hrs must) Everything they do show Sydney as the reason which a Big Fat Lie

    Advice to Management

    Hopeless



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