Macquarie Group Interview Questions | Glassdoor

Macquarie Group Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2017
384 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
56%
27%
16%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
57%
13%
13%
7
5
2
0

Difficulty

3.1
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty
  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    90 minute phone call with Australia, 2 hour in person interview, 3 hour general education test.

    The timed IQ tests I consider silly unless you're coming out of school... Other than that it's a pretty standard process. A little bit easy as they don't ask you to complete a project (which I personally consider the best coding assessment you can give someone)

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    IT Support Analyst - Trade Floor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Saw posting on Macquarie website, and applied. Got an email a few weeks later, asking me to come in for interview consisting of real-time technical support scenarios, and a 5 minute presentation of a topic of my choice & how it can be applied to Macquarie. Went in for the interview, and did the scenarios & presentation. Got a response back a few days later, asking me to come back in for final round interview. Did a psychometric exam, consisting of math, verbal, and personality questions. I then met with most of the team, and answered various technical, situational, and personality questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do if a Head Trader comes to you and says he can't log on to his machine, a group of traders come to with an OMS system down issue, and another trader coming to you with a printer issue? All of them at the same time.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Incident Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Houston, TX) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Phone call with managers, if you pass then another manager interview with Australian manager, then personality test.

    They will not give the courtesy email on process updates. This was 2nd time interviewing with Macquarie, Their NYC HR recruiter promised to respond if declined. Both times they refused to respond to polite inquiries. First time I made it thru interviews and invited to take their version of a personality test, but employee referral quit so assumed I was blackballed.
    I was invited 2 years later to interview after another employee referred me, but since I was associated to someone that quit I assume it happened again after I did my phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • review prior work experience and how it applies to the position   1 Answer

  4.  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Philadelphia, PA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    First I got a phone interview and in person interview at Philadelphia location. First they tested the programming skills in SQL and C#.

    Then interviewed with business analyst and finally senior management interviewed checked out whether you fit to the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Database SQL about union of two tables as well as SQL Plans that get generated for various options.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Had an on-campus interview with 2 recruiters and was mostly behavioral with a brain teaser. There were a couple technical questions but it wasn't meant to be intimidating. Then there was a long online assessment which included logic and math portions. After that I was invited to participate in an onsite interview in New York. There were 2 interviews with 2 interviewers each. Interview was part behavioral and part technical.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Macquarie Group.

    Interview

    After resume sent in by friend, got a first round phone screen.
    No technical questions. Mostly resume related questions. I've previously completed an internship in equity research, so got questions on content and methods of reports I contributed.
    Interviewer works in LevFin, so a lot of market related questions.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Houston, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied on their careers site and was contacted by the recruiter. She was very humble, cooperative and patient in scheduling the interviews.
    They offered me the job, but because Macquarie is not e-verified and I have to definitely work for an e-verified company; they revoked the offer. The HR dealing with the offer was so much helpful and tried his best to get me on to the team. (Lost the opportunity only because of their global policy to not do the e-verification and I must work for an e-verified / federal verified employer).

    The process took 6+ weeks and there was ample time to prepare for the next round.

    The First round was with the Director and Associate Dir. (1 Hour). It was more of HR related questions: Why would you like to join Macquarie? How did your interest grow in networking through the years? Tell me about yourself? (You can take good amount of time explaining your experience)

    Next round was with Sr. Manager and Associate Dir (from New york office). This was more of technical. EIGRP, OSPF, Palo Alto, situational questions on Firewall.

    Next was an assessment test which was for 3.5-4 hours. This is more likely to test your personality and your ability in solving the problems. Logical, Verbal, Quantitative and Personality development questions. Just do whatever you can and don't worry about the result. They won't reveal the score or anything. It's just for their assessment purposes (If you get selected, this might play some role in determining your perks / salary / etc. by the HR).

    They called me in for the last round (except for the 1st one, remaining all were through video conference at Houston office). The two interviewers were from Australia. Sr. Manager and Director. This was a bit HR and mostly technical. Focused on situational questions. Both the interviewers were very humble and helpful throughout the interview.
    Ask a lot of questions about the team, their future projects and how you could contribute to them.

    Got the unofficial offer 10 days later. And revoked the offer 3 weeks later, because of the reason mentioned above.

    Thanks,

    Interview Questions

    • Situational questions on EIGRP, OSPF, Firewall, toughest project handled and what was the approach / thought process   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Human Resources - Senior Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    It was a 4 step process unlike any other I have experienced:
    - A Pre-screen with recruiter within 10 days of applying online
    - On site with hiring manager within a week of pre-screen
    - Psychometric Exam (Numerical, Verbal, Abstract Reasoning & Personality Assessment) which had to be during normal business hours
    - On site with boss's boss and generalist a week after taking the test

    Recruiter was responsive and kind, a true pleasure to work with.

    Interview Questions

    • Where would I be in 5 years if I stayed at my old firm   2 Answers

  9. Helpful (5)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Houston, TX) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was quite hectic and time consuming. Wished I have read reviews about this company's interviews before going. This company more or less play around with people's time. They interviewed me for a technical screening for about 45 minutes when they showed me a demeanor that I didn't get it. I told the recruiter I don't see a point of going forward they sounded unimpressed and that's fine I can look somewhere else. After the recruiter talked with hiring manager, she came back to me telling me that they want me to take a test of an hour. The test took 2 hours to finish which were mostly asking about difference between older technologies and newer ones, tracing questions and programming concepts. After finishing the test, one can't get hold of the results since macquarie owns the results, they asked to meet up with me. In going there, it was another set of technical interviews. The hiring manager who interviewed me at first didn't ask any different questions than the ones he first interviewed me weeks before. I was shocked that I found there's nothing new he wanted to find out along with his demeanor that I didn't make sense (which also the recruiter told me that the hiring manager is weird), after that two other developers came to interviewe me to white board things, as if no one looked at my test i put before that interview. They asked me to write code and kept asking me how certain technologies work, questions were asked in a very vague manner and didn't seem that they had the questions organized.
    Two days later, the recruiter contacted me to tell me that they said I am good in problem solving and analysis but not in hands on coding.
    Absurd, I already code daily in my life even through my weekends. Waste of time. Look somewhere else. Interviewing in tests and exams has become an overstretch in the software field and doesn't make sense most of the questions at times.

    Interview Questions

    • Draw to us diagrams of current project you are working on.
      (based on my current project contract I should not expose most of the architectures that I work on.) Interviewers should know this question is not legit.   1 Answer

  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Philadelphia, PA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in November 2016. Fairly pleasant experience overall, however I received a better offer which I opted to take.

    Interview Questions

    • First I got a phone interview and in person interview at Philadelphia location. First they tested the programming skills in Java and SQL.

      Then interviewed with business analyst and finally senior management interviewed checked out whether you fit to the position.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    See above.


Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.