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Mesirow Financial Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at Mesirow Financial

No matter your financial tastes, Mesirow Financial Holdings probably has something on its menu to satisfy. The employee-owned company operates through four main divisions: investment management, global markets, insurance services, and consulting. Clients include corporations ... Read more

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Mesirow Financial – Why Work For Us?

Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1937, it is an independent, employee-owned firm with expertise in Investment Management, Capital Markets and Investment Banking. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. Mesirow Financial was founded on a commitment to serve clients well, employ smart and passionate professionals and give back to the community. Today, we are a leading independent financial services firm with expertise in investment, risk management and advisory services.


Mesirow Financial’s deeply ingrained culture of caring – for clients, employees and our community – attracts clients who share our values and professionals who are equally inspired to help others and be a force for positive change.

Social responsibility

Giving back to the community has been a core value at Mesirow Financial since our founding and remains important today.

Diversity and inclusion

We believe that diversity of opinion facilities better discussion, unique solutions and ultimately, greater client satisfaction.

Employee engagement

Creating and fostering a positive work environment helps our employees excel and keeps them motivated. As a result, we have long tenured employees, who work with the same clients for years.


We encourage employee interaction and communication both across and within businesses, to enhance our collaborative culture and collegial environment.

Benefits of working with Mesirow Financial

Alignment of interests

As an independent company, we are owners, and we can focus exclusively on our clients and their needs.
Longevity of experienced teams

As industry leaders, we draw from years of experience gained over nearly eight decades, to deliver the right solution for each client.
Effective solutions

As responsive partners, we believe in conducting business without pretense and delivering proactive client service to help ensure your strategies continue to be effective.
Inspiration to make a difference

As entrepreneurs, we are inspired by each client's unique definition of success. To see every client relationship fully realized and make a difference is our measure of success.

Mesirow Financial Reviews

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Mesirow Financial Chairman and CEO Richard S. Price
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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Mesirow Financial full-time (More than 3 years)


    They pay well, and the people are very nice. At least in my group, the work was very flexible, so if you had a dentist appointment, or needed to arrive early/leave early for any reason, you were given that freedom and trusted to get the work done. Deep Chicago roots and seems to be quite well-respected within the community.


    The different departments are very silo'd, so it can be tough to form a network outside of your immediate group. They do have networking events and such, but they aren't very well attended.

    Advice to Management

    In some ways the company seems to "set in its ways" or even overly conservative in some respests. While I understand it is employee owned and everyone wants to do right by the shareholders, perhaps being a bit more dynamic could be helpful.

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Mesirow Financial Interviews



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    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Mesirow Financial (Chicago, IL).


    I had prior related experience and the requirements of the job description, but I felt he was a bit biased in his candidate selection. His handshake was very awkward after the end of the interview. If I was a white male I probably would have gotten the job.

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Mesirow Financial Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2008

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