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Sydney, Australia

Workplace initiatives at Macquarie
Workplace initiative Status
Open to discussing flexible work arrangements at interview stage
Difference in mean hourly rate 49%
Difference in median hourly rate 41%
Paid maternity leave at full salary (not including government-funded parental leave) 26 weeks
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for paid maternity leave 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 paternity leave at full salary (not including government-funded parental leave) 2 weeks
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for paid paternity leave 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 language for parenthood
Shared Parental Pay set at Government Statutory Pay No
Continuation of pension contributions on the unpaid portion of maternity leave
Return to work retention *
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Domestic and Family Violence policy No
Opportunities to purchase leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program
Breastfeeding rooms
Leadership development programs
Mentoring programs
Coaching programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership No
Targets to raise the number of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in leadership No
Flexible work arrangements to accomodate cultural and religious events
Employee-led diversity networks
Internal women's networking groups
Employee engagement scores year on year *
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.

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. Find out more about the Returner Programme.

Meet our team

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