Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated 19 Sep 2020

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Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
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  1. "High performance"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong culture, high standards, good fun, pays well

    Cons

    Demanding, can be stressful, Sydney hours, you’ll be pushed out if you don’t perform

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  2. "Overall good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to work in different places

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging


  3. "Unique"

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

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

    Pros

    Access to senior management, feels like a smaller company, treats staff well (mostly), nice offices, interesting business

    Cons

    Incredibly hard work at times, often just dealing with basic things that any respectable bank would have in place but Mcq is institutionally not set up for

  4. "123"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Office Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time

    Pros

    felxible working pretty good culture

    Cons

    low salary , not good for promotion

  5. "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

  6. "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

  7. "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

  8. "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

  9. "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

    Macquarie 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. 

  10. Helpful (1)

    "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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