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Robert W. Baird & Co. Reviews

Updated December 2, 2017
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Robert W. Baird & Co. Chairman, President, and CEO Paul E. Purcell
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Pros
  • Supportive atmosphere, great work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Everybody wants you to succeed and are willing to help you get there (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, but this is to be expected in investment banking (in 15 reviews)

  • Very old boys club is finally getting some diverse members (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work For!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time

    Pros

    -culture : work life balance, challenge decisions
    -Flexible schedule
    -Work from home
    -Privately held

    Cons

    -Business' emotions are the limiting factor. So while IT actually does an amazing job of embracing and executing agile methodologies--The business needs to think for awhile before being willing to release something.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management is working to attract and keep the best people. This is being done by maintaining a great culture and encouraging innovation through technology and associate development.

    Cons

    The director level management does not seem to be working towards a common goal.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure middle management is working together towards the communicated goals as one team. There is too much cheerleading and not enough leading by example. The C-Level needs to be more involved.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people
    If you want to live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin good employer

    Cons

    Continues to work on being a very nice culture at the risk of not being cutting edge


  4. "Temp Transition Process Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Easy job, good company, great people

    Cons

    Don't treat their temps the best


  5. "Private Wealth Management Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Corporate Culture
    Anyone will speak with you within the company
    Opportunities for full-time employment

    Cons

    Intern program seems a bit structured such that Baird can talk about it as an advantage


  6. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent benefits, not too great

    Cons

    horrible management, unclear expectations, too ridgid

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better


  7. "Solid Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investments
    Former Employee - Investments

    I worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid firm with good culture and high quality people. Good upward upward mobility.

    Cons

    Perhaps lower entry level salary than industry peers

  8. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are very respectful, competitive all-cash comp, generous profit sharing and 401K, employee owned.

    Cons

    Certain IB industry groups lack all of the tools necessary to be successful.


  9. "Client Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time

    Pros

    A solid company that rewards their employees for a job well done. A leader in the industry for sure.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth for Client Specialists unless you want to become a financial advisor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert W. Baird & Co. full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, management style,

    Cons

    No sponsorship for Non residents


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