Working at Macquarie Group | Glassdoor

Macquarie Group Overview

Sydney (Australia)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (MQG)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Macquarie Group is a global financial services provider with offices in 27 countries.

Our breadth of expertise covers advisory and capital markets, trading and hedging, funds management, asset finance, financing, research and retail financial services. The ... 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

  • From proposing new technologies and shaping strategies for the trading team, to running London’s ‘Women in Technology’ initiative – in a short two years at Macquarie, Maud has made a contribution on the trading floor and far beyond. Read her story:

  • Austin Dowling, Macquarie Group's Head of HR Americas, shares his thoughts on Macquarie’s journey toward embracing flexibility. Read his perspective here:


    My final advice would be to discuss flexibility with complete transparency. I found this to be critical as I reflect on my own path toward flexibility. With two young boys between us and my husband's career having equal priority, we're constantly juggling an overloaded schedule.

See AllSee All

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.

Find out more about careers at Macquarie or search for current opportunities

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.

Find out more about Macquarie in the Americas

We're always looking for people who share our drive for innovation, ideas and excellence.

Be part of a talented global team. Instinctively entrepreneurial. Ambitious in nature. Determined to succeed.

Macquarie can offer you the visibility and opportunity to make an impact that you would not find at other financial services firms. At Macquarie, you will discover unmatched opportunities to build your own future as you contribute to ours.  Together we can create success for our clients, colleagues and communities.

At Macquarie, you’ll own your career.

Our unique business model

  • Results-oriented approach: a focus on results, which has delivered 47 years of client success and unbroken profitability
  • Global presence, which allows for career opportunities in Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas
  • Flat organization, provides immediate visibility and space to grow. We value results, not titles or seniority
  • Entrepreneurial atmosphere, where employees are encouraged and empowered to make decisions
  • Flexibility, which permeates all aspects of the firm, from our open and inclusive culture to the creative solutions we deliver
  • Accountability, where we provide employees with all of the necessary tools and training and then they are empowered to be accountable for their own success.
  • Collaborative environment/open floor plan, gives staff the opportunity to work together and sit next to senior management in order to deliver the best results.

“Macquarie Mindset” of successful staff

  • Hungry to create impact
  • Intellectually curious, not afraid of new ideas
  • Persistent, not easily discouraged
  • Tenacious, willing to roll-up sleeves to get the job done
  • Proactive, not waiting for the phone to ring
  • Enterprising, with the mindset of a “disruptor”
  • Patiently ambitious, not over-confident
  • Fully engaged, at work and in the community
  • Comfortable owning their own career path
  • Ability to contribute a unique perspective, based on diversity in staff backgrounds.

No matter your background and discipline, a career at Macquarie could take you anywhere. You can expect a rewarding and challenging career in a group that encourages ownership, diversity and entrepreneurial endeavour. At Macquarie, you define success.

Our staff come from an array of backgrounds and disciplines; see where your background can take you at Macquarie.

Meet some of our staff

The diversity of our people is fundamental to Macquarie’s success.

Our long history of success has come from being different.  As a company which operates globally, the diversity of Macquarie's people is fundamental to that success. 

In every one of our offices across 28 countries around the world, you’ll find individuals from varied backgrounds with different ways of thinking, different skills and different experiences. This range of experiences, skills and views are key strengths and critical to the wide range of services we deliver across the globe as well as understanding the communities in which we operate.

We harness the strength of our diversity through inclusion.  Inclusion means creating a workplace environment where people feel they can be themselves, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity or cultural affiliation, sexual orientation, beliefs or educational background.

Hear what our staff have to say

We opened the doors to our Sydney office in 1969 with three people. Now we're a global business.

On 10 December 1969, Macquarie’s predecessor organisation, Hill Samuel Australia, opened its doors with three staff and an ambition to provide advisory and investment banking services of an international standard to the Australian market.

Now we are a global business operating across 25 countries and with specialist expertise in areas such as resources, agriculture and commodities, energy and infrastructure, with a particular knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region.

Since its inception, Macquarie has differentiated itself by focusing on new opportunities, both in product and geography, progressively building expertise in these disciplines and expanding into adjacent areas.

Macquarie Group Reviews

Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake
Shemara Wikramanayake
0 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    "Lots happening in IT."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macquarie Group full-time (More than a year)


    Team members are helpful and friendly. Management supportive of staff stepping up and taking new opportunities. Competitive salary. Diversity and inclusion is a sincere focus. Tech projects are modern and staff can learn new skills.


    Scheduling can be challenging for some roles due to time zone differences.
    Australian headquarters means some initiatives roll out there first before other offices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive changes.

See All 1,183 Reviews

Macquarie Group Photos

Macquarie Group photo of: Macquarie Group's global headquarters, 50 Martin Place, Sydney.
Macquarie Group photo of: Jacksonville Break Room
Macquarie Group photo of: Houston Lounge Area
Macquarie Group photo of: Philadelphia Cafe
Macquarie Group photo of: Employees participate in Macquarie's Annual 5K in Riverside Park
Macquarie Group photo of: Lounge Area of our New York Office
See All PhotosSee All

Macquarie Group Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (4)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Macquarie Group (New York, NY) in August 2010.


    was a good round of technocal interviews. Work seemed challenging

    Interview Questions

See All 558 Interviews

Macquarie Group Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Employer, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, 2016
  • Top 10 Places To Work in Finance and Consulting UK, FT/Glassdoor, 2015
  • #3 Physical Gas Marketer in North America, Platts, 2016
  • #1 Infrastructure Investor Globally, Towers Watson 2015 Global Alternatives Survey, 2015
  • Infrastructure Manager of the Year Award, Institutional Investor’s 2016 European Money Management Awards, 2016
See More

Work at Macquarie Group? Share Your Experiences

Macquarie Group
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
Click to Rate