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Fantastic work environment in a team-oriented firm with a relatively strong emphasis on life balance.

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Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Chicago, IL
Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Chicago, IL

I worked at William Blair as an intern (more than a year)

Pros

Excellent facilities (gym membership, free tickets, comp'd lunches, etc.), lots of contact with experienced coworkers and mentoring opportunities, great place to learn, really felt like a valuable part of the bank even at the analyst level, lots of help with building a career (and understanding that it will likely NOT be centered around Blair)

Cons

Lacks many of the advantages of a bigger bank (in terms of resources, compensation, brand power, etc.), some office politics (originating from the partnership and the power imbalance that it creates), limited prestige outside of the midwest

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. One of the best places to work in Chicago if you are in finance.

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

    I have been working at William Blair full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Midwestern people, autonomy, great pay.

    Cons

    Many positions require long hours from time to time, but no different from most jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay private. Don't change the private/partnership structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No work / life balance. No camaraderie. No culture.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at William Blair full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Small group, good exposure, growing

    Cons

    People do not care at all about you as a person

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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