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Macquarie Group Business Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jan 26, 2017
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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in December 2010.

Interview

Interviewed by 2 senior bankers and completed a psychometric exam on the computer, which is standard for all new Macquarie hires. The in-person interviews were pretty relaxed and seemed to focus more on overall fit rather than technical aspects. This is probably because Macquarie seeks to train its junior hires in its own way from the start.

Interview Questions

Negotiation

Standard BA entry package, little to negotiate.

Other Interview Reviews for Macquarie Group

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in November 2010.

    Interview

    I went for a personal interview on campus with two Macquarie employees after meeting one of them at a campus Career Fair. They were both extremely friendly, and the interview was very relaxed. It was definitely more of a fit interview than technical. At one point, the interviewer I had met even guided me through a question. The day after, we were all required to take a 3 hour long personality/skills test. This was not mentioned during the interview so make sure you are aware that it is a requirement of ALL new Macquarie hires (including MDs) so you won't be able to get out of it. The second interview I had was a brief, 4 minute phone call. I was not required to travel to NY for this round. Great people, relaxed office and the work culture is unlike any other on the Street (especially if you are in infrastructure, where most people were not poached from other firms but spent their entire career at Macquarie).

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your considerations of an investment in a toll road in Mexico.   Answer Question
    • What would the balance sheet of the toll road look like?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The contract is standard and as a first year hire you won't be able to negotiate. The package is market and the salary increase for first years is definitely above market.


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Macquarie Group.

    Interview

    Phone interview, tests and interviews at office, if successful, interviews with a number of more senior staff. Met members of many different teams within the department, generally everyone wanted an overall view of markets and a stock or two

    Interview Questions

    • Market questions, brain teasers, opinions on investing in cash equities   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Some members of staff really encouraging, some are downright rude and inappropriate.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Lots of questions about CV. Interviewers was very very cool and friendly but dived deep in my CV and asked hard on achievements. Nothing out of place but definitely more intense questions and length of interview than other jobs.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Standard hiring process, call up on the phone interview first, and a week later attended the first interview with team leader. Then booked in a accessement test, followed by another interview with the division manager. Now I have been informed they just completed the reference checking and further info will be known shortly.

    Interview Questions

    • Board competency based interview question, no drama.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Graduate program (non internship pathway). Extremely long process, more than 10 interviews. With Macquarie, be persistent. It can take a while to find someone who will sponsor your hire. Some interviews were phone based and some in person.

    Interview Questions

    • Looking for an instant response - "what's 99 squared, right now?"   1 Answer

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Phone Interview with HR - first round then was invited to second round meeting. haven't done it yet. HR is very nice and helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you see your career path going? why you leaving current employer   Answer Question

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (London, England (UK)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted in: an HR interview, two phone interviews with team members, an IQ test, around 6 to 9 interviews with team members either 1:1 or 1:2 and a modeling test.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Sydney (Australia)) in September 2011.

    Interview

    1. send in Resume
    2. interiew
    3. Aptitude Test (Verbal, number, logic, personal)
    4. Offer over the phone

    Because I had a connection in the job department i applied for, i think the interview process may have been slightly different. the interview was just a formality, because i ended up going straight through to the short list....

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time where you clashed with your manager
      tell me a time where you made a mistake that caused the company monetary loss
      If we were to call your employer, whats 3 words they will say about you   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    hello XXX, we would like to offer you the opportunity to work for us , are you willing to accept a package of xxxxx ?
    Me : thank you , yes.
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    looking back i should have negotiated... :( again , look at youtube on best salary negotiation techniques.


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