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Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance not exactly good (in 58 reviews)

  • can be stressful and long hours (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Potential but mismanaged"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Differentiated product offering which tends to generate interest/good-will from clients. Firm used to have unique Aussie culture, however this culture got lost as the firm became more American.

    Cons

    Utterly mismanaged. Lots of trial and error which results in plenty of frustration by both employees and clients. Difficult to understand medium/long-term strategy and not evident that there is one. Leadership of the different businesses changes frequently making career development a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate overall strategy more clearly and emphasize unique offering and culture instead of trying to mimic the competition.


  2. "Commercial Real Estate AVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse product offering across global markets with creative individuals creating bespoke solutions for clients

    Cons

    Upper management tends to have a shifting focus in the short term based on annual results without assessing long term trends and investing long term in businesses


  3. "Positive"

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

    Pros

    Direct desk experience and front to back

    Cons

    Very procedure driven and lengthy


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Leadership Issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Fruit delivered each day. Cheap vending machines. Nice people for the most part. Very nice hours. Good salary. Very good profit share. Some teams work well together.

    Cons

    Leadership is one of the worst I have seen in my whole career. And I have been in a lot of organizations. Dysfunctional environment. Employees beaten down and demoralized. Everyone wants to leave. Only a matter of time. No one has been promoted to AD in years. What is the point of working hard? Director is a bully.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to upper management? To HR? Do the needful. Interview some of the employees. Do it confidentially. You'll be surprised at what you learn.


  6. "Not Ready for Prime Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great research. Trying to emphasize teamwork. A global presence and good name overall help get in the door to larger clients.

    Cons

    Infrastructure is a decade late for trading and execution systems and trying to catch up, not thinking ahead. Not able to facilitate large US institutional needs for execution.

    Advice to Management

    Give your sales teams the tools to succeed. Cross selling should be promoted and incentives for doing so.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Central Compliance - New York"

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

    Pros

    Smart people, unfortunately not that smart and those employees who play politics do nothing but sit in useless meetings all day. Free beverages and bananas.

    Cons

    Central Compliance in New York is a real train wreck and has been run into the ground for the better part of 2 years. The core functions of Central are not respected, not even by the manager of the department which basically explains the decay. Unqualified and unfit to serve as leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Despite numerous émployees going lodging complaints against certain managers you continue to bury your heads in the sand despite repercussions this will eventually bring. Therefore, I can't help you.


  8. "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart people, collaborative working environment

    Cons

    Sydney centric, frequent evening calls

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Great firm, and great place to work

    Cons

    nothing material to mention now

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  10. "Macquarie - Bloomfield Hills MI Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    International presence, interact with people from all areas of the business, learn about international banking

    Cons

    Competitive banking environment in a subsidiary that was sold to another local bank for better synergy

    Advice to Management

    The MEF business in Bloomfield Hills did fit into the overall Macquarie culture


  11. "Solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Group of talented people; Everyone willing to assist and committed to excellence

    Cons

    Too many projects and initiatives that doesn't add any value. Unwillingness for the leadership to speak out against these misguided initiatives that are wasteful.

    Advice to Management

    Need to foster an environment where people can freely give honest feedback.



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