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Baird Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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Baird CEO Steven Booth
Steven Booth
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work/life balance is very attractive(in 28 reviews)

  • "There isn't any other internship that can compare in this industry in Milwaukee(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours that are often unpredictable(in 21 reviews)

  • "Working in Milwaukee leaves little exit opportunities(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Amazing Culture with Amazing People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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    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.

    Baird2019-03-04
  2. "Top Quality Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baird full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Treats employees as owners in attitude and benefits

    Cons

    Narrow focus of products offered

    Advice to Management

    0

    Baird2019-10-15
  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so kind all the time. I was never afraid to ask for help and everyone was as kind as you hear. The work was also meaningful.

    Cons

    There is little leeway to use your phones throughout the day. People make comments if you even reach for it.

    Advice to Management

    Accept the new generation!

    Baird2019-09-08
  4. "Great Place to Work!!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Fellow Employees, and Experienced professionals

    Cons

    Company could do a better job increasing awareness of the firms unique qualities

    Advice to Management

    Remain committed to Baird's culture and the rest will take care of itself

    Baird2019-07-19
  5. "Client Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful promotion of work life balance. Company not only talks the talk they walk the walk. Only been there 4 months and already feel valued. 2 days of time to volunteer is awesome!

    Cons

    Hard to join with established groups for diversity when you’re not in the home office

    Advice to Management

    Love what you’re doing!

    Baird2019-07-09
  6. "Solid Company - Comp Avg. for Regional Firm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President 

    I have been working at Baird full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Being a privately-held company means the firm has a long-term outlook for its decision-making and processes.

    Cons

    Change can be slow. Comp is average for a regional investment bank; has room for improvement.

    Baird2019-07-05
  7. "Good Culture and Lifestyle for IB"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baird full-time

    Pros

    Most people you’ll interact with are excellent, work/life balance was manageable (for IB, anyways) and compensation was in-line with expectations

    Cons

    Can be a “boys club” - everyone has similar backgrounds, interests, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Expand your recruiting focus to maybe attract a more diverse talent base

    Baird2019-05-19
  8. "Great firm with great culture"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 

    I have been working at Baird full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Deal flow on the investment banking team

    Cons

    long hours to be in the office

    Baird2019-05-09
  9. "Great firm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collegial environment, fair degree of job security, employee-first mindset

    Cons

    Avg healthcare benefits/compensation, lengthy path for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits

    Baird2019-04-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Firm treats employees very well."

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    Current Employee - Senior Equity Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baird full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leadership communication, flexibility, commitment to steady culture.

    Cons

    Nothing overly impactful to call out.

    Baird2019-03-28
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