Macquarie Group

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Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
291 Reviews
3.0
291 Reviews
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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Nicholas W. Moore
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, work environment is great - smart peers and work-life balance is definitely apparent (in 25 reviews)

  • Great people, comfortable work environment, you really feel like you work for a top notch company here (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • You may get some work-life balance in some offices but not generally not in Asia (in 21 reviews)

  • Long hours - forget about having a family life; (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Lots of freedom, but red tape building up with regional growth.

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities for those willing to work hard. Pay is great. Work life balance is always a struggle. Face time is more important than they let on.

    Cons

    Very Australian culture - not a negative, but not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great envirment

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    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    the people i work with are great people

    Cons

    hard to get to
    reseption takes a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you guys are doing great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Club for expat aussies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pantry. Free granola bars and cereal for breakfast. If you are not ambitious or like the environment of a government type job, then this is an ok place to stay until retirement.

    Cons

    All key roles are held by expat australians. Americans are treated with suspicion and generally relegated to second tier roles. Company is very bureaucratic and it is impossible to get any major deals done. We are not respected in the marketplace, and potential customers generally snicker when we mention macquarie.
    The management and its PR machine makes it worse by constantly repeating the statement "we are the goldman sachs of australia".
    Management is petty and very stingy watching nickels and dimes more closely than any other place I've been at. Moreover, very unethical management (by American standards). Top management routinely has open affairs with female subordinates, and is condoned - maybe even encouraged amongst the expat crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create uniform HR policies. Treat people with respect, have the same standards for ALL employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spent 8 years in Infrastructure Operations - Wasted my time and talents

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Macquarie was once a wonderful place to work. Innovative, smart people, good energy. I think what happened was they took on more they could chew.... The company was huge on training making sure their IT employees stayed ahead of the technology game. As the company begun to lose money, so did their ability to invest in technology and tools. We were constantly losing business because clients found us unreliable with all the email and network outages. I worked there from 2005 to 20012, I met some great people, but most of them were all laid-off. The talent is really no longer there.

    Cons

    There are many cliques formed at Macquarie. There is an us (Australians) and them (Americans) mentality which has gotten worst through years. Posturing is a way of life there and if done correctly you can move up the corporate chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people and respect those doing the work. Also, Australians need to stop feeling they are superior to the locals, it's tiredsom and degrading.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, and good pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macquarie Group

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit, gives opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Young and can be less competitive with pay

  7.  

    You like everyone and stay.. even if they don't pay you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macquarie Group

    Pros

    Good Pantry
    Great People
    Fun Environment
    Mobility

    Cons

    Pay
    Less than stellar rep outside AUS

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Leadership fails to live up to committments.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    The company takes a very analytical approach to investing. It has a significant amount of money to invest and knows how to do deals.

    Cons

    It does not treat its employees with respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Comittment to employees matter

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Absolute Worst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sometimes they pay you on time.

    Cons

    Literally everything you can think of. I'm here to warn you - do not work for this company. They'll either fire you due to politics or you'll figure out that you're much more valuable than they give you credit for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together; research how businesses grow and succeed, figure out how to keep morale up, stop sucking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    World-class talent and learning

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great talent
    Getting to work with smart senior people
    Better-than-expected brand

    Cons

    Below street bonuses
    Unclear positioning within IB market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Specialize more and resist the urge to chase the big players

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, KY

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, perks and benefits

    Cons

    Unprofessional, selfish managers, who covertly impose restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 degree feedback is very important. It will expose a lot of problems in the management who are selfish and have no scruples.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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