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Sydney, Australia

Workplace initiatives at Macquarie

Workplace initiative Status
Will discuss flexible working arrangements while interviewing
Mean gender pay gap 49%
Median gender pay gap 41%
Paid primary carer 26 weeks
Minimum tenure maternity 6 months. Employees with 26 weeks' continuous service by end of the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth will be eligible for Macquarie's enhanced maternity pay.
Paid secondary carer 2 weeks
Minimum tenure paternity 6 months. Employees with 26 weeks' continuous service by end of the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth will be eligible for paid paternity leave.
Uses gender-neutral parental language
Shared parental pay set at government statutory pay No
Continues pension payments whilst on unpaid leave
Return to work retention
Has return to work programs
Has domestic violence policy No
Has opportunities to purchase leave
Has employee assistance program
Has breastfeeding rooms
Has leadership development programs
Has mentoring opportunities
Has coaching programs
Has women in leadership targets No
Has BAME targets
Accommodates cultural and religious events
Has employee led diversity networks
Has internal women's networking groups
Employee engagement scores
Employee turnover rate
Paid volunteer days No. Whilst we don't have a formal volunteer day policy, we provide employees with support (such as time off) to engage with volunteering programmes during their working hours and in particular to help/engage with Macquarie's Group Foundation. Macquarie's Group Foundation supports not-for-profit organisations globally.
Other There are a wide range of initiatives to note; an annual 'Returner' programme, Women in Finance events for students, participation in the FTSE 100 cross company montoring programme, 30% club mentoring programme (Women Ahead), parental leave training for managers, conscious decision making training, coaching support for maternity leavers, a global D&I staff survey,  Flex Week to promote flexible working, partnerships with Women in Banking & Finance, Talking Talent and City Parents.

About Macquarie

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 with top-tier firms, small businesses and emerging leaders, governments and community organisations. Whether it’s a share transaction or an infrastructure project, what we do has impact.

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

Diversity at Macquarie

In each one of our offices around the world you’ll find individuals with different skills, experiences and ways of thinking. While we each have our own unique story, we are united by a culture of collaboration, innovation and high performance. A career at Macquarie means an opportunity to build your future while contributing to ours.

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.

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

Women at Macquarie

Macquarie is committed to ensuring our people have access to the same rewards, resources and opportunities, regardless of gender, and actively participates in women’s sponsorship, mentoring and networking programs, both internally and externally in all regions.

At Macquarie, we pride ourselves on our ability to realise opportunity – and to make it happen within a diverse and inclusive team environment. Gender is an important aspect of our much broader diversity opportunity. We show our support in different ways with many different events and activities across our global offices.


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, we empower our staff to manage their professional commitments to suit their own personal situation, and equip our people managers to lead a flexible workforce.

Returner Programme

Our Returner Programme is an opportunity for you to re-integrate yourself into the financial services sector after a career break.

Over the 20 week programme, you will gain valuable experience and insight into your chosen business area.

After an in-depth induction, you’ll be working closely with the team enabling you to work on projects that match your skills and experience.

Meet our team

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