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Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance not exactly good (in 63 reviews)

  • can be stressful and long hours (in 62 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Middle of the pack"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Self promoting. Small groups focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.

    Cons

    No economies of scale. Underwhelming benefits and compensation


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Mis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lack diversity, motivation, poor top management

    Cons

    Barriers to be successful, lacks diversity, blacks holds no high position apart from the current ceo...Hispanics and blacks are considered minority. ..whites climb the ladder even without knowledge and credentials. .. friends and families are hand picked.

    Advice to Management

    Staff especially minorities have no support, low pay, no attention is given to senior management who are taking long vacations but lower end staff is given a hard time if they have emergencies.


  3. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to succeed. Larger company that operates like a smaller bank so able to work on a large variety of tasks.

    Cons

    Cutting through the corporate red tape to get things done can be time consuming. Unwilling to take some risks that could potentially be beneficial to bottom line.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "overall decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vie President Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vie President Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    very open to transfers and relocations. they like to keep talent and will spend to do so. smaller shop so easy to get facetime with top execs and decision makers.

    Cons

    sydney centric and top heavy. outdated systems and too many manual processes. too many chefs in one kitchen when decisionmaking

    Advice to Management

    invest in better systems and focus on cutting down the manual labor. also bonuses are not very competitive with other shops


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The great group of people that work there. Work / life balance.

    Cons

    Better communication from management to team.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Former Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of perks, generally nice people on the teams. Hours were long but a pretty good environment to be in if you were working late.

    Cons

    Company leadership was pretty bad, didn't do a good job communicating strategic/comp decisions with the broader group. There was a mass exodus for a couple years after some pretty bad bonus announcements.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job communicating decisions to the broader group, follow the rest of the street in terms of bonus, limitations on hours, weekends, etc.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not good unless your in Sydney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good pay if you have leverage

    Cons

    Benefits are poor, high turnover, outsourced network to AT&T which means everything takes too long

    Advice to Management

    Stop the matrix style mgmt


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former EA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture was great, had the perks of Australian bonuses like drinks on Friday and stocked kitchen's. Good people to work with, some groups better than others.

    Cons

    Long work hours, lack of admin support by management.
    Poor bonuses for non executive employees.
    Open floor plan takes some getting used to.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of admin's, help them grow within the firm and you will promote more loyalty and dedication.


  10. "Trader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people focused on your advancement

    Cons

    not focused on risk taking


  11. "Smart people, hard work, not enough money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart and dedicated people.
    Challenging work
    Innovative environment

    Cons

    Where does all the money go?


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