Macquarie Group FAQ

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30 English questions out of 30

15 October 2018

Does Macquarie Group offer massages?

Pros

- Relaxed culture, people all very friendly - Great work-life balance (most days finishing at 5-5.30, busy period no later than 6.30) - Perks i.e. free food, fun runs, massages - Good salary - Very flat structure, managers all come up and talk to you, very friendly

Cons

- Repetitive work, not really mentally stimulating i.e. you arrive at 8.30 and sit down at your computer pretty much all day except lunch - Not much room for growth (guess this depends on your attitude) - Work is very much work i.e. people are friendly but (again depends on your office and team) do not extend friendship beyond work

Advice to Management

None

- Perks i.e. free food, fun runs, massages

15 October 2018

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30 July 2018

Does Macquarie Group offer dental insurance?

Pros

Company is in a growth mindset with emerging technologies, e.g. cloud services, Mongo DB, Data Lakes. Macquarie Group is very technology driven. Risk Management Group ensures that great measures are taken to mitigate risk.

Cons

The hierarchy of the food chain here goes: Trader-> Analyst-> IT (Full Time)-> IT Contractor Developer-> PMO-> Business. Really management needs to be more ingrained with what it's employees want and are saying to them. This company thinks only from a trading and development standpoint, but lacks the management structure to thrive. Macquarie is an organization that has so many aspirations, but like a person with ADHD doesn't focus on one or the other to fruition, and doesn't care to figure out how to achieve their goals without burning through $$$. I saw employees leave the company because management would not work with them, and would not listen to them. Good talent is hard to find, and Macquarie doesn't seem to care about the individual enough to give them the benefit of the doubt. If you are not in Sydney, Australia, then this company doesn't care enough about you to put in the effort to invest in you as an employee. If you are a contractor, then forget about any sort of recognition for hard work put in... you are expendable and just a pawn. It seems as if there is a nucleus of full-time employees that the company keeps in mind for career progression, but Macquarie doesn't hire full-time anymore for senior resources. When they do hire full-time, then the new employee must take a Psychometric exam... this kind of shows how much they really trust their employees.

Advice to Management

Your employees know more than you think. You hire contractors because of their knowledge base and experiences. Utilize them more efficiently. Treat them with respect as humans first and not as commodities, then maybe you'll gain respect in return. Talk to your employees... half of the problems wouldn't exist if you just sat with your employees for a few minutes a day to chat on how things are going, and to see what can be done better. I had suggested a retrospective, but that fell on deaf ears. It seems that nobody puts value in organization, nor do they ever have the time to change for the better. My takeaways to Management, make time for change, listen to your employees, talk to your employees, value people's opinions, don't lie to your employees (especially when it comes to their livelihood), don't be afraid to shake things up for the better.

The hierarchy of the food chain here goes: Trader-> Analyst-> IT (Full Time)-> IT Contractor Developer-> PMO-> Business.

30 July 2018

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13 April 2020

Does Macquarie Group offer parental leave?

Pros

They are a very forward thinking company and offer good flexibility in working from home & excellent parental leave. They focus on the individual and will help support staff achieve their goals. Opportunities to move across teams in the bank or to move abroad. Open environment, where everyone feels comfortable at work. Employee network groups to help support employees.

Cons

Change can come from the top with poor communication. There is micro management from some. Pay is not as competitive as other major banks. There are endless compulsory online training courses, which are a pain. Some of the employee network groups’ views are slightly controversial and pushed too hard.

They are a very forward thinking company and offer good flexibility in working from home & excellent parental leave.

13 April 2020

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27 April 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Macquarie Group?

Pros

Strong performance culture and high levels of expectations, smart people and career opportunities

Cons

High expectations of yourself and others may mean long hours

Strong performance culture and high levels of expectations, smart people and career opportunities

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4 June 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Macquarie Group?

Pros

Opportunity, highly competitive working environment and a great opportunity to learn

Cons

Not really any cons so far

Opportunity, highly competitive working environment and a great opportunity to learn

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