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Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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3.7
76%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
126 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent place to work with work life balance(in 116 reviews)

  • "Company does take initiative to improve work environment and listen to its employees(in 103 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours of work expectations(in 115 reviews)

  • "Not enough work/life balance or flexible working policies or not adhered to consistently within business units(in 102 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people. Passionate about their work.

    Cons

    The hours can be quite long

    Macquarie Group2019-09-23
  2. "Excellent opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great talent and organisation, strong integrity and achievement bias.

    Cons

    Lagging in diversity in some leadership teams. Very risk averse. Lack of career development focus across most groups.

    Macquarie Group2019-12-12
  3. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, nice people, good work perks

    Cons

    Annual performance reviews, slow progression, political

    Macquarie Group2019-12-11
  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, staff, and teams.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hour work, but with flexibility helps.

    Advice to Management

    Take more longer term looks

    Macquarie Group2019-11-18
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - challenging work - good culture

    Cons

    - poor training - limited cross-group movement

    Macquarie Group2019-11-16
  6. "Flexible working environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great culture here and people enjoy flexible working environment. Very beautiful office and premium location.

    Cons

    Some managers are really bad at management, no professionalism and selfish.

    Macquarie Group2019-11-07
  7. "Horrible Managers"

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    Former Employee - Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, free break fast, beautiful buildings to work in.

    Cons

    Can't stress the politics around managers. They are horrible and think they are God. Agree not all of them are like this but most of them are.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need more training to see their employees as not just resources.

    Macquarie Group2019-11-15
  8. "Good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Macquarie is a large organisation and they welcome staff moving roles internally. There is a huge range of departments and teams so it's hard to review the company as a whole but in general there are a good opportunities if you can get used to the fast pace. They have good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay rises aren't in line with market. Doing multiple peoples jobs is usual.

    Macquarie Group2019-10-30
  9. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Melbourne

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Average pay, opportunity for salary increase on yearly basis only (As per annual review)

    Macquarie Group2019-10-25
  10. "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Retention Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, Great culture, Competitive salary

    Cons

    Long hours, Stressful, always changing (good and bad)

    Macquarie Group2019-10-23
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