Robert W. Baird & Co.
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www.rwbaird.com Milwaukee, WI

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Hours can be tough (as with any bank), but opportunities for career development and knowledge building abound

Investment Banking Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

Pros- High deal velocity provides ample opportunities for personal development.
- Senior management team has been consistent and predictable; during downturn, very few people were let go, as management took a long-term view
- Platform growth provides room for upward career progression

Cons- Like any investment bank, work hours can be brutal
- Some mid-level bankers (lateral hires), still learning middle market (vs. bulge bracket) territory
- Some elements of the workflow are non-value added, and could be eliminated to improve the lives of the junior team

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to groom talent from within; look for lateral hires with prior middle market (vs. bulge bracket) experience

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, real family atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: For a large company they do a great job of making each employee feel like part of the family. They believe in work/life balance… Cons: They same time and again that they have a "no a**hole" hiring policy, but there are plenty of them around. As with any financial… Advice to Senior Management: Continue to help your employees grow! Provide career paths… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Command and Control, Unethical Boysclub

    Private Wealth Management (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Some really nice people. A few really smart people too. Once… Cons: They reward loyalty, and that's it. Regardless your competency or performance, you will get NOWHERE until you've been there many years. The artificially… Advice to Senior Management: Management needs to upgrade their operating system. They believe that holding a bonus in front of the troops is the way to motivate us.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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