Compare William Blair vs Baird BETA

See how Baird vs. William Blair compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 149 reviews)
4.0
(based on 210 reviews)
Career Opportunities
4.2
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
4.0
Work-life balance
4.1
4.2
Senior Management
4.3
3.9
Culture & Values
4.6
4.3
CEO Approval
William Blair Ceo John R. Ettelson
96%John R. Ettelson
Baird Ceo Steven Booth
100%Steven Booth
% Recommend to a friend
95%
75%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
72%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
"Great culture"(in 16 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 11 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 28 reviews)
"Milwaukee"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 7 reviews)
"Investment banking"(in 7 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 21 reviews)
"Milwaukee"(in 19 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Manager

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

Pros

* Management really shows respect for staff * Work with really intelligent people * Culture of respect throughout the firm * Beautiful new office environment * Great approach to diversity and... inclusion

Cons

* The asset management industry will like face headwinds in future

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Baird full-time for less than a year

Pros

Everything I read about Baird before joining has been true so far. The culture is fantastic and breathes this entrepreneur-type spirit. I've never worked for a company that cares more about it's... people. Management is great at giving people opportunities outside of their day job and provides tons of developmental support. The work/life balance is very attractive. Flexible work options and flex-hours give the employees the chance to step in and out as needed. If you want to grow your career, this is the place to go.

Cons

Only potential "con" is that because Baird is relatively large, it can be easy to get silo'd in your department. But many employees make it a priority to work cross-functionally.

Advice to Management

Keep the culture alive and continue to evaluate employee engagement as you continue to hire more and more.

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