Macquarie is a global investment banking and financial services group. Macquarie is headquartered in Sydney Australia and is the largest Australian investment bank. In 2017 Macquarie reported an operating income of 10.4 billion Australian dollars and 12.597 employees.
The first step of applying at Macquarie is filling in the online application form. Here you are asked to fill in the usual information about your education, previous experience and background information. You are also asked to attach your CV at this stage.
In the next stage, Macquarie usually invites the most suitable candidates to one or two interviews. In these interviews, your competencies and your skills are assessed. Which competencies and skills are assessed depending on the position you applied for.
In the application process, Macquarie will often ask you to complete several psychometric tests. These can be numerical, verbal or logical reasoning tests developed CEB/Gartner (SHL). You will also often be asked to complete a personality questionnaire.
In a numerical reasoning test, candidates are required to answer questions using facts and figures presented in statistical tables (work with percentages, proportions, fractions, ratios, estimations and currency conversions). Numerical reasoning tests are one of the most commonly used aptitude tests that come up during a job application. Numerical reasoning tests are standardized psychometric assessment tests that provide the employing organization with information about a candidate’s general numerical aptitude. These tests are designed to measure a candidate’s ability to make correct decisions or inferences from numerical or statistical data. It is intended to measure the ability to work with numerical data in a realistic workplace context.
In a verbal reasoning test, it basically comes down to reading comprehension. The test provides a better/additional insight on the expected work level of the contestant. It also provides a more accurate image of the contestant than just the CV or a job interview. Therefore, the verbal reasoning test is used to test, with or without other assessment tests, which candidate is best suited for the job.
In a logical reasoning test, the candidate’s ability at skills such as how to interpret patterns and/or the relationships between shapes is assessed. It is up to the candidate to select the answer that best fits the missing symbol in a given grid of symbols.
Macquarie uses, depending on the specific job profile, one or more of the following psychometric tests during their recruitment process:
Note: It is possible that the organization, based on specific job roles and/or specific personality traits, composes a tailored assessment. As a candidate, you have the right to know what you can expect on your assessment day. Therefore, it is wise to make sure that you are well informed before the assessment and request information from the recruiting organization or assessment centre where you will take your tests.