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Updated February 27, 2017
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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Nicholas W. Moore
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Pros
  • Emphasized more work life balance than typical investment bank (in 54 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment and opportunities to learn other area's to enhance your skills (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance not exactly good (in 57 reviews)

  • Long hours if you wish to make something of it (in 59 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent work environment and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being an Australian company, definitely feel a more relaxed work culture and office environment. Macquarie does not have the "corner office" culture of more established investment banks. Open dialogue is encouraged.

    Cons

    It was difficult to engage with other groups / business units of Macquarie and very little ability to transition to other areas of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Promote greater cross-business interaction and allow for more internal transfers of employees.


  2. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent corporate culture. Emphasized more work life balance than typical investment bank. Kitchens and other on-site benefits at office excellent.

    Cons

    Health and benefits were below average. Costly medical plans available. 401k matching was standard but not great. Difficult to find new career opportunities outside of your division.


  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, Australian company with inspiring culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of support for technical jobs

    Advice to Management

    More technical training focus for support jobs


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  5. "Generally good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Base pay is high. Good office culture, mostly. Open floor plan allows you to learn from senior folks in the office.

    Cons

    The bank is stagnating and has failed to capitalize on a market upswing. Hard to move up unless you're Australian or have been at the firm since coming out of undergrad.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no reason to work here. Bad management.

    Cons

    Bad management and they don't treat people well.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Has potential..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Macquarie' acquisition of Delaware Investments will be valuable in the long-run, but it would be visible until the senior management retires (15-20 years).

    Cons

    Not team oriented at all. People just want to get their work done and seem to lack efficiency.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slightly better work/life balance, pay below street"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Better work life balance than most investment banks and opportunity to work closely with the buy-side funds groups.

    Cons

    Pay has historically been below the Street, and work life balance still is not good relative to other career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on rewarding and retaining talent more.


  9. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to work with a lot of intelligent people is definitely a plus. There are many options to create your career progression.

    Cons

    It's an investment bank. A lot of layers to make a decision. Very inefficient processes in place. Extreme measures of cost cutting and significant controls on travel. Unless you are in a revenue producing role, you're pretty much a cog embedded in several cost centers.


  10. "Good environment to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn because of growth in the US
    They recognize success and leadership pretty well

    Cons

    Long hours and high expectations
    Managers can be pretty tough on people
    Sydney-centric management and decision making

    Advice to Management

    Keep relying on local expertise to expand and grow in new markets


  11. "Americas Corporate Card & Travel Category Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company, love my team.

    Cons

    late night/early morning conference calls



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