Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Trader

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    • Senior Management
    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. 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


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  5. 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


  6. Senior Associate

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    • Senior Management
    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


  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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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. Entrepreneurial Bank - Technology Org Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  11. Develops talent, easy to move on

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group as an intern

    Pros

    Open-floor plan makes it very comfortable to approach all levels of coworkers. Encourages input from all levels. Senior leadership and HR highly interest in developing and training junior people. Great stepping-stone to larger banks.

    Cons

    It's a mid-size bank, so may not enhance resume as much as more notable banks. Work-life balance can get overwhelming, as with all investment banking roles.



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