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Helpful (4)

"Great Chicago Employer"

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

I have been working at William Blair full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Fantastic first hand experience with clients, incredible learning experience across industry and function, and one of the best middle market platforms possible. For high performers and dedicated career professionals this is a wonderful experience that will accelerate any financial or strategic career. The senior professional are absolutely outstanding at what they do and are valuable mentors.

Cons

Organization is growing quickly, which has its growing pains. Specifically, lack of substantive people development program. As in any small company, experiences can vary widely from one person to another, and like-ability is often over-weighted. If you are not a savvy self-advocate this will be a challenging environment.

Advice to Management

Continue to grow and invest in talent acquisition and retention strategy, and support the next generation of leaders for the investment banking practice.

Other Employee Reviews for William Blair

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work but hours are long."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William Blair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and the bonuses are decent.

    Cons

    Admins are overworked in some departments and underworked in other areas of the firm. Admin salaries are low in comparison to other investment banks. Bonus pools are generous however you chase that bonus money all year. Make a mistake after Labor Day and you can kiss your bonus money good bye. Very difficult to switch departments.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "it's a job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at William Blair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    gain some experience if you never had a job

    Cons

    not good if you have kids

    Advice to Management

    none

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