Macquarie Group London, UK Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2020

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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
20 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Innovative attitude Great culture - flat hierarchy Want to invest in their employees Good size - small enough to have impact, big enough to get wide exposure

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  2. "Good culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contractor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, free breakfast, excellent location

    Cons

    Poor systems, bad data quality


  3. "Some of my best years were at Macquarie....."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You are actively encouraged to grow both as an employee and as a person.

    Cons

    No downside to working at Macquarie

  4. "Entrepeneurial organisation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 5 years

    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

  5. "Choose your division/region carefully"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely strong in certain niches

    Cons

    Poor middle mgmt and opaque pay bands

  6. "Good employer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Private Equity in London, England

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary and benefits, clear progression

    Cons

    disparity between business lines, etc

  7. "Tough by fair"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pays well, flexibility, can be very creative

    Cons

    Just a number and as good as your last deal

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    Macquarie Group Response

    May 11, 2020Macquarie Group

    We’re sorry to read about some of your experiences at Macquarie. We value our employees and are committed to ensuring that the employee experience is positive for everyone. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss your feedback and encourage you to reach out to your manager or HR team member. Alternatively, you can raise concerns anonymously through the Integrity Office. 

  8. "Great vision!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A significant market player where employees are aligned towards the Bank's growth strategy!

    Cons

    NONE! I love this place!

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  9. "Dynamic innovative company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They are dynamic, innovative and py good compensation.

    Cons

    Depending on the role they can really work you hard / take their pound of flesh.

  10. "Disappointing"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macquarie Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good out of office events, not much more

    Cons

    Bonuses way below other M&A banks, practically no training for juniors from seniors and bad learning curve, very low quality and small deals, no growth in recent years, invasive corporate culture

    Macquarie Group Response

    April 27, 2020Macquarie Group

    We’re sorry to read about some of your experiences at Macquarie. We aim to ensure that the employee experience is positive for everyone and are committed to helping our people grow and progress during their time with us. We would welcome an opportunity to further discuss your feedback and encourage you to reach out to HRServicedesk@macquarie.com and we will arrange a time to speak.

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