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Experience was good. Had a great manager.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Working in downtown Milwaukee was convenient

Cons

Not a lot of benefits were offered. Company did not contribute much to 401k.

Advice to Management

Be fair and understanding to all of your staff. Listen to their story.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nice people at the firm but horrible compensation - talent is not always up to industry standard given this dynamic.

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

    I have been working at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Baird generally has a friendly employee base. The long tenure of some employees is both a good thing/bad thing - management is not always effective about managing out talent given nepotism remains healthy in the company head quarters.

    Cons

    Brand not known well outside of Milwaukee
    Compensation well below industry average
    Management tends to have a myopic view of the world given the midwestern (versus global) emphasis

  2. Great company, but lacking in some key areas

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very good work/life balance, hardly ever worked more than 40-45 hours/week
    -Friendly atmosphere
    -Easy to contact any department for help with a task

    Cons

    -Slow to advance with new technology
    -Ridiculous regulations and policies intended to "protect clients" actually produce a hindrance more than anything and are borderline micro-management

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the integrity and friendly atmosphere that are necessary to make this a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For, but don't get so caught up in regulations/policies that you make the jobs no longer enjoyable for your associates.

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