Macquarie Group

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Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
329 Reviews
2.9
329 Reviews
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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Nicholas W. Moore
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Glad I accepted the opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Interesting work but poor work life balance

    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3.  

    In Transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Macquarie Group (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Entrepreneurial Bank - Technology Org Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good for Aussies, less so for others

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recent High Profile Hires

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great firm to work at.

    Cons

    Senior management has not done proper due diligence on hires of some of the newer employees. One in particular seems to have issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before exposing your current employees with the bad habits of new hires please check them out - already there is talk within research dept.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Technology cuts across the board

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company has a great set of people working for it. You can make real and lasting friendships outside of the work environment.
    Macquarie also has a very rigorous hiring practice and they bring on board some of the brightest people in the market. They also pay top dollar to attract individuals.

    Cons

    The extreme level of cuts across the support groups has really hurt the company morale. There have been multiple layoffs in the past three years and there seems to be no way of telling when they will stop. This leaves all of the current employees feeling very insecure.
    The pay starts out very well but promotions are very hard to come by, specially in the regions outside of the Australia.
    The folks in the firm are playing political games to maneuver themselves for a promotion making for a very stressful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion tracks should be clearer and the culture needs to return to its roots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay, difficult environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great.' I'm in IBD. Most people are surprisingly nice and helpful. I've only disliked two people in 4 years.

    Cons

    Non-responsive back office functions. Working printers are few are far between, for example, and no one seems to care. Another example is that AP rarely pays bills on time, causing more work for staff. Bonuses are terrible. .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macquarie Group

    Pros

    money, money, money, money, money

    Cons

    bad management, bad management, bad management

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