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Lots of opportunity to grow, lots of change to the businesses however overall a positive place to work. You need to make sure you land a supportive manager.
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Good firm

You will very hard here and learn a lot . Friendly environment generally but prone to hiring some odd balls as hiring v competitve in my sector. Pay is little below market rate.
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Great people and work environment

Work environment significantly depends on the team. Benefits are good, work life balance good. The hardest part was that not much room for advancement.
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It's a company that does meaningful work though ultimately I've found that there is a gap between what is promised vs what is delivered.

It's a company that does meaningful work though ultimately I've found that there is a gap between what is promised vs what is delivered - whether that be remuneration, days in lieu, or modes of working.


Colleagues Culture Mission Offices


Inconsistencies Old data sources and systems Work feels passive
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Garbage company

Your a number in this place. They brain wash you into a family culture but in reality your just a number on a spreadsheet. Management is the same garbage like anyware else.


Free breakfast.


Expect to be made redundant.
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28 March 2021
We’re sorry to read your review of Macquarie as we aim to ensure that the employee experience is positive for everyone. We recognise that the value each of our individual employees brings is the driving force behind our success and we aim to create an environment where our people feel valued. We also strive for our managers to be supportive and effective in helping our employees to deliver in their roles. We would like an opportunity to learn more about your experience and encourage you to reach out to so we can arrange a time to speak.

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A place to work.

I would say that Maquarie is one of those places that suits people of a certain nature and who are driven to work in a particular way. It is certainly an environment to work in.
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Productive and fun workplace but the hours are long

Lovely modern premises near to Moorgate full of friendly, driven, people who work really hard. Macquarie is very much a Syndey based and run company and staff in London can expect to work long hours to keep in touch with people on the other side of the world.
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PM - Macquarie

Good environment to work in and work life balance. Would prefer a more challenging role but the team work in synergy to ensure deliverables are met. Day to dat would be engaging with stakeholders and establishing a clear path to understanding requirements and creating solutions to reflect with factoring in key elements such as budget, timescale, viability and resources.
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Great company to work for

Insipiring, challenging workplace where individual contributions are encouraged and every employee's success (no matter how small achievements may be) are valued.
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Great work-life balance

Great work-life balance & management are great! The business is really accommodating and provide constant support to ensure you work-life-balance needs are being met.


Pay is slightly lower than market rate
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Management issues at the time

Macquarie was undergoing a huge redevelopment in management whilst I was there so there was some instability. Management issues aside, Macquarie was a very professional and fun place to work.
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great place to work

enjoyed my time at Macquarie a lot. good hours and benefits good working environment and eating facilities free coffee and breakfast
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In the city

Lack of leadership, management and direction. Organisation where people are blind to the fact that Europe is not in Australia.


In the city


Far away from Australia
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German Power Trader

Worked at Macquarie bank for just under 4 years. Joined in September '08 and helped to build the power business from the ground-up in a team of 3. First 9 months (up until Q209) were spent acquiring all the necesary documentation and approvals to trade. Started to focus on markets - was responsible for building front end tools for traders. Build spreadsheets to chart historic flat price, darks vs sparks, and time spreads. I would also spend a lot of time with my boss and learn as much from him about trading and our business at every opportunity. (We had a great relationship both at and away from work) Nov-09 started trading front end contracts. Running very small positions with no overnight risk. Made me comfortable executing trades and I got a better understanding of market movements. Mar-10 - Mar-11 - Given my own book . Started trading longer dated contracts. I had also started learning how to price up client orders and would give inidicative prices to clients (flat price, sparks &darks, illiquid pricing) Dec-10 - My boss was made redundant. Was a very difficult time for me as he was my mentor and someone that I had learnt everything about the markets from. However, I saw it as a great opportunity for me. I was now responsible for managing both prop and client book across Germany. Was very happy with where I had come since starting at Macquarie but was concerned about future development - more specifically lack of growth and learning. Voiced these concerns to higher management who were extremely happy with my performance. They assured me they were commited - 


Given a lot of responsibility early on


No formal training and lack of guidance from higher management
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great if you love dog to eat dog work environment. competitive.
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friendly enviroment

I work in a separate office which is extremely pleasant I cannot tell much about working in the main office.
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Exellent Company to work for

A challenging and demanding position stretching my IT skills into new areas almost evey day. Working with a small tight highly motivated Team.


A cycle ride away from where I live


6 month contracts
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Result Driven Company

My 9 Years at Macquarie have been excellent. It is a firm that is constantly growing around the ethic of giving new opportunities a chance. Be that with people and/or potential new revenue streams. A typical day at work is to arrive pre 6am, get your head around global events that occurred overnight, get on top of the product/stock we are selling that day and then call clients to get orders. Each client is totally different so requires different selling techniques and methods. Our day finishes around 5.30-6pm when we are required to take clients out for dinner/drinks to build rapport. Once an order is received it is about managing that order to make sure the client is happy with the execution. Some orders take 5mins some take 2 weeks. Client entertainment is a big part of the job and we work in a very high pressure/result driven business. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting that big order and getting repeat business from a new client.


Remmuneration, Results are Identifiable, Teamwork, Dinners/Drinks


High Pressure, Long hours
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Unable to provide specifics

We are forbidden to post anything negative about Macquarie on any social media site. I fear that I am unable to post specific details about Macquarie and my experience there


breakfast provided


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Based on 253 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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