Why Macquarie: It’s the way we do business that defines us
Why Macquarie: It’s the way we do business that defines us


Why Macquarie

We know success comes from encouraging our people to think differently.

Within our strong risk management framework, our culture promotes innovation and entrepreneurial drive.

Fuel the entrepreneur within

At Macquarie, we’re insistent on opportunity – whether that means raising your hand for new role 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.

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.

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.

"You will have the opportunity to explore diverse career paths across the whole range of geographies and sectors in which our ever-changing business operates."

Shemara Wikramanayake,
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer - Macquarie Group

Our purpose

Empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future is Macquarie’s purpose. Our approach and what we stand for is based on three long-held principles: opportunity, accountability and integrity.


We seek to identify opportunity and realise it for our clients, community, shareholders and our people. Starting with real knowledge and skill, we encourage innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. Our success is built on supporting our people’s achievements.


With opportunity, comes accountability. We are accountable for all our actions, to our clients, our community, our shareholders and each other. We never compromise our standards. We take responsibility for our actions and everything we say and do is on record. We analyse and manage risk, and we make decisions we are proud of.


We always act honestly and fairly. We honour our promises. We earn the trust of everyone we work with through the quality of our work and our high ethical standards. We have the courage to speak up when we make a mistake or see something that doesn't seem right.

Why our people stay

We asked our employees why they choose to stay at Macquarie:

  • Meaningful and challenging work
  • Career, mobility and development opportunities
  • Remuneration and benefits
  • Work/life balance and flexibility
  • Connections with colleagues
  • Supportive manager
  • High performance culture
  • Strong brand/reputation in the market
  • Workplace culture and community

Take a tour

Open, inclusive and enterprising workplaces that reflect the way we work around the world. Have a look inside some of our US offices.

New York, NY

Home to our Americas headquarters, 125 West 55th Street features a bright and open office space just a few short blocks from Central Park. Our 18th floor café, known as Café 18, serves as a vibrant and relaxed communal space for our people to connect and collaborate.

Houston, TX

Located in the iconic One Allen Center, Macquarie's offices are in the heart of downtown Houston. The office features our in house Café 31, a once acre greenspace named 'The Acre', as well as an on-site court and fitness center.

Jacksonville, FL

Situated on the St. John's river, it is not uncommon to spot a dolphin from our Southbank offices in Riverplace Tower. Center to our office design is 'The Spark', an area designed to ignite new ideas and foster collaboration.

Philadelphia, PA

The One Commerce Square complex is the home of our global investment management business. Centrally-located with easy access to the city's transportation, the complex includes an open-air courtyard featuring a 25-foot interactive media display, restaurants and water fountain.

In 2020, Macquarie announced plans to further solidify our commitment to the city of brotherly love with a new office location at 100 S Independence Mall West. The office will be adjacent to some of the nation's most significant and revered sites such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

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