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Robert W. Baird & Co. Overview

Milwaukee, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
1919
Company - Private
Finance
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Employee-owned Robert W. Baird & Co. brings midwestern sensibility to the high-flying world of investment banking. The company offers brokerage, asset management, and investment banking services to middle-market corporations, institutional clients, and wealthy ... Read more

Robert W. Baird & Co. – Why Work For Us?


About Us

For more than 95 years, Baird has been a strong, stable and trusted financial partner across generations and through many market cycles.

Today Baird serves individuals, families, businesses and communities across the United States as well as institutional clients around the globe from more than 100 offices on three continents.

Being employee-owned lets us invest in growing our business with our clients’ best interests in mind, and we measure our success by the $167 billion in assets those clients entrust to us.

Baird is an employee- owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than $145 billion in client assets and over 3,100 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.

A great place to work, Baird has been recognized on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For for thirteen consecutive years. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at www.rwbaird.com.

Baird is committed to employment policies and practices that provide equal employment opportunity at all times. These non-discriminatory practices apply to all areas of employment including: hiring, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits and educational opportunities.





A Unique Culture

Everything we are, do and hope to achieve at Baird is driven by a straightforward mission:

To provide the best financial advice and service to our clients and be the best place to work for our associates.

What this means for clients around the world is we strive to help create great outcomes in their financial lives by keeping their interests first – always. It means being committed to honesty, integrity, transparency and teamwork – the ideals our firm was founded on nearly 95 years ago and they continue to make us a great firm to work with today.

They also make us a great place to work. As one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® since 2004, Baird attracts many of the best and brightest in the financial services industry. These talented professionals share our values, our beliefs and an owner’s interest in our clients’ success. So you can trust that everyone at Baird is passionate about what we do for you, and doing it very well.

 

Careers at Baird

As one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® since 2004, Baird recruits and retains some of the industry’s most talented professionals as well as top graduates from the nation’s finest universities.

We are committed to providing our associates with a collaborative work environment, professional development, and the opportunity to develop a keen understanding of the industry. The result is a true team culture with extremely low turnover.

We have a variety of openings appropriate to varying levels of experience.


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    Lack of opportunity. Potential that growth of firm could ruin culture. Disconnect between "legacy" employees and employees with less than 5 years of experience.

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Robert W. Baird & Co. Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
  • 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services, Great Place to Work, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2009
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