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Macquarie Group Overview

Sydney
10000+ employees
1969
Company - Public (MQG)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
Macquarie is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.

We are a uniquely diverse business with deep specialist expertise. We work ... Read more

Mission: At Macquarie we uncover the opportunities others may miss. That's because we know success comes from encouraging our people to think differently. Our culture promotes innovation and entrepreneurial drive within a strong risk management framework.

Company Updates

  • 'Flexible working for any reason or no reason at all' is the way Macquarie's Banking and Financial Services group operates. Hear from Madeleine Hoang, Matt Guyan and Matilda Shaw, who say that mutual trust, together with an outcome-focused and accountable culture, is key to Macquarie's thriving flexibility program: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEAd

    Flexibility with accountability: How flex is working for Macquarie's Banking and Financial Services Group

    'Flexibility for any reason or no reason at all' is the way Macquarie's Banking and Financial Services group operates. Meet Madeleine Hoang, Matt Guyan and Matilda Shaw, who say the key to the success of Macquarie's flexibility program is the outcome-focused and accountable culture, as well as mutual trust.

  • When Mel Liao was deciding where to begin her career, global mobility was an important factor. She started a risk analysis role in Macquarie’s Sydney headquarters and now, working from London, she is enjoying the exposure to a new market. Read her story: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEAv

    A year in the life of a graduate at Macquarie - Mel Liao's story

    When Mel Liao was deciding where to begin her career, global mobility was an important factor. She started a risk analysis role in Macquarie's Sydney headquarters and now, working from London, she enjoys the exposure to a new market. I wanted a job that would build on my Masters of Economic Analysis and also let me see the world.

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Macquarie Group – Why Work For Us?


The best investment you can make is in yourself.

We're always looking for people who share our drive for innovation and excellence. At Macquarie, you'll be part of a talented global team. Instinctively entrepreneurial. Ambitious in nature. Determined to succeed. A career at Macquarie means an opportunity to build your own future while contributing to ours.

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Who we are

Headquartered in Sydney and with offices in over 25 countries, Macquarie is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.

Work with us and you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

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Own your career

It’s up to you to drive your career – whether that means raising your hand for new opportunities or finding new business pursuits, we let our people decide which direction they want to take. 

Take on a new project; progress within your division; explore an opportunity in a different team; or relocate globally. You can choose a career route that’s as unique as you are. 

With our non-hierarchical, flat structure, your ideas are heard – whether you’re the most junior person or the most senior. Our teams are empowered to identify new approaches that allow us to grow our business.

A world of difference

From connecting people through bridges in the UK to producing 10% of Australia’s avocados, the work you will do here has an impact on the broader community. Whatever your role is, you’ll contribute to driving results that matter.

Find out more about making a difference at Macquarie.

Our entrepreneurial spirit

You can shape how our business will look tomorrow. We're continually evolving our businesses and portfolio mix for changing market conditions and identifying areas of focus from market and customer insights every day.

We encourage our people to share ideas that aren’t always obvious. If you’re someone who can bring something different; who can push boundaries, challenge processes and examine a problem from all angles, we want you on our team. 

Learning and development

With both on-the-job learning and formal development programs, you’ll find ways to grow your knowledge and skills to develop your expertise. Our programs provide a range of options at all points in your career. This includes supporting employees wishing to further their education by providing financial assistance for further study.

Find out more about learning and development at Macquarie.

Flexible working

Macquarie offers a variety of flexible working options. We empower our staff to manage their professional commitments to suit their own personal situation, and equip our people managers to lead a versatile workforce.

Find out more about flexibility at Macquarie.

Macquarie Plus is our holistic wellbeing program, designed to empower you to become your best possible self – both at work and at home. 

Macquarie Plus provides access to a range of benefits and initiatives designed to support you in optimising your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing, and encourage you to make the most of the rich culture and sense of community you’ll find here at Macquarie.  

Whether you’re looking to stay fit, engage with your workplace community or support the ones you love most, Macquarie Plus can help you balance the challenges of everyday life with the demands of a fast-paced working environment.

Find out more about wellbeing at Macquarie.

Flexibility

Our workforce is becoming increasingly diverse, and technology continues to evolve to allow greater freedom to perform work from different locations and in different ways.  Macquarie aims to facilitate flexible working arrangements where possible to support our people achieve their career and personal goals. 

Because we recognise that working flexibly means different things to different people, flexible working exists across Macquarie in many forms. A flexible working arrangement may include for example, changes to hours, locations and patterns of work, or access to leave without pay, study and exam leave or a range of other flexible options dependent on circumstance and feasibility. 

Ultimately, Macquarie empowers its staff to manage their professional commitments to suit their own personal situation, and equips its people managers to lead a flexible workforce. 

Other initiatives to support flexible working include childcare centres, backup child/adult/eldercare, nursing mothers’ facilities in all regions, return-to-work coaching for parents and employee network groups for families and carers in many locations. The vast majority of Macquarie staff are able to access some form of company paid parental leave provisions. Read more about our parental leave offering.



Macquarie’s ongoing commitment to workforce diversity ensures its business remains innovative, sustainable and continues to meet the evolving needs of its clients.

In every one of our offices across 25 countries around the world, you’ll find individuals from varied backgrounds with different ways of thinking, different skills and different experiences.  At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings.

Macquarie's range of experiences, skills and views are key strengths and critical to the wide range of services the Group delivers across the globe as well as understanding the communities in which we operate.

Find out more about diveristy and inclusion at Macquarie. 

Connected, flexible and sustainable, representing Macquarie’s collaborative culture. Have a look inside our Sydney offices.

50 Martin Place, Sydney

Opened in 1928, 50 Martin Place was Sydney’s tallest building at the time at 12 storeys high. In 2014 it was transformed into Macquarie’s global headquarters. The historical building has a modern iconic orange staircase and open atrium. Its onsite café offers a place for our employees to meet, encouraging teamwork, cross group collaboration and our innovative and entrepreneurial culture.

1 Martin Place, Sydney

Home to our technology hub, 1 Martin Place, Sydney is located in the iconic GPO building. This workspace features a striking purple interconnecting feature staircase, a large cinema space and versatile collaboration zones – all designed to encourage teams to be innovative, think laterally and execute with agility.

Shelley Street, Sydney

Home to our retail bank, Shelley Street, Sydney features an innovative external ‘diagrid’ structure, which eliminates the need for perimeter columns and maximises the internal floor space. The light-filled interior design features an eight-storey high central atrium and consists of meeting room pods that project into the open space.

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Macquarie Group Interviews

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Macquarie Group Awards & Accolades

  • AWEI Gold Employer for LGBTI Workplace Inclusion, Pride In Diversity, 2019
  • Human Rights Campaign – Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2019

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