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Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance is bit difficult to manage (in 68 reviews)

  • can be stressful and long hours (in 64 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility, good vacation, fun culture

    Cons

    Poor management, support staff have difficulties getting promoted and the ones that are awful never get let go

    Advice to Management

    Instead of throwing money at problems face the tough situations and properly manage people out when needed and promote when deserved

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Generally good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Managing Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Has potential..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Associate Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Smart leaders and team members. Be prepared to work hard and work with a team.

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes be difficult, but management tries to encourage a balance. It's a competitive industry in general, so be prepared for stress

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more work life balance programs


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