William Blair

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Great place to work for analyst, banker, portfolio manager

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

I have been working at William Blair

Pros

private ownership, culture, conservatiive, intelligent individuals, nice people, considerate

Cons

slow decision making, partnership makes all decisions based what maximizes their payout, support roles have little say in direction of firm

Advice to ManagementAdvice

improve communication, walk around and get to know the people in other departments, be friendlier

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Largest IB based in Chicago

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at William Blair

    Pros

    Very good work environment
    Great Internal Advancement and transfer opportunities
    Great Partnership opportunities for professionals
    No real issues with management

    Cons

    Not a very diverse environment
    Very conservative and lagging in technology and innovation
    Can get stuck in careers without advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining your best workers
    Performance oriented compensation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    good place to be a banker in chicago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at William Blair

    Pros

    Chicago prestige and connections are strong
    Friendlier than most investment banks
    Chicago has a low cost of living relative to NY

    Cons

    NY bankers look down on bankers from everywhere else
    Some of the middle managers when I was there weren't very effective leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being the friendly alternative to NY based banks. Work to improve the leadership skills of those in mid level management positions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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