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Updated February 14, 2018
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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Nicholas W. Moore
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  • Work life balance to be improved (in 77 reviews)

  • Long hours expected when required (but not expected when not required) (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and culture, the office was a great space to work even if it was in finance

    Cons

    Long hours and low bonus compared to the other investment banks


  2. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great organization. Good long term strategy

    Cons

    Equities franchise is not the focus of senior management

  3. "The Philadelphia Office still has a long way to go. It looks and operates like a 70s law firm."

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

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

    Pros

    The Macquarie group as a whole is a great company. Use this office as your foot in the door. They have offices all around the globe.

    Cons

    All the drawbacks of a firm that still operates like an old boys club. The culture needs to go through a big update.


  4. "Good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learn a ton, lots of opportunity for those who take initiative. Did I mention learn a ton? Good culture, sort of work hard/play hard. Working more on transparency around senior decisions, both process and outcome.

    Cons

    Won't promote Americans or have senior positions in the US. Not transparent on money. Definitely hard to get promoted as a woman. Can be very difficult to get things done because not enough people to do the work.

    Advice to Management

    stop skimping to save a couple of bucks on projects where huge value could be added if more and adequate resources were thrown into it


  5. "You can own your career here"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit.
    Innovative and extremely diverse range of global products and services.
    Working hard to positively progress inclusion and diversity of workforce

    Cons

    Regional challenges with head office time zone


  6. "Relaxed environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Everyone is Professional and polite.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times. Very Difficult to move up the ladder. If you are open to relocate to a new country every three years then opportunities open up.


  7. "Good place for career development"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open to movement within franchise, good pay, interesting work

    Cons

    uncertainty / instability around the franchise I was in

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Depending on the executive you support, working at Macquarie can be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Disjointed management. The EA's have a separate manager and are treated differently from all other employees. Very few paths to grow in company while supporting current team.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Trader - I enjoy working there."

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    Current Employee - Trader in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Trader in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work arrangement. Support staff are helpful. Fully stocked kitchen and free lunch every day. Data and various subscriptions provided.

    Cons

    None. Some of the free lunches are lower quality. I think the computers and internet are a little slower due to macquarie fire walls.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Okay company for a financial services firm"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More relaxed and laid back working environment, not crazy hours, good perks for free breakfast, beverages, coffee, etc

    Don't really have the smartest people to work with - if you are a junior person who wants to learn new stuff, probably not the best place to start

    Cons

    Very Australian - I worked in their New York office, and it is filled with native Australians. It seems like all Australians want to come to work in their New York office and not go back, and Americans just can't really get promoted within the firm.


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