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Updated Jun 30, 2022

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William Blair President and Chief Executive Officer Brent Gledhill
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with(in 39 reviews)
  • "Great culture and active in community(in 36 reviews)
  • "Benefits are great.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Top of the street pay and good people to work with(in 11 reviews)
  • "Great compensation (base + bonus + profit sharing + 401(k) match).(in 10 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years
    Featured Review

    Great company

    Feb 9, 2022 - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    private partnership, employees act like owners. great opportunities for growth. job security if you work hard and are a good person. you can build a long fruitfull career her.

    Cons

    always intense, but that is life if you are in the the investment industry. Need to love the investment business to work here.

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    William Blair Response

    Congratulations on your 10 years of service with the firm and thanks so much for the feedback and advice. We wish you the best with your career at William Blair.

  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Top Middle Market Advisor consistently beating BB banks and EBs

    Jun 30, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Tons of Deal flow & $B+ M&A Deals, active attempt to maintain good culture, top of market comp

    Cons

    Lots of hours, but always working to hire and keep folks

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Culture

    Jun 27, 2022 - Equity Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    True Meritocracy and collegial environment

    Cons

    Slower moving from a technology perspective

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Solid shop to gain exposure

    Jun 30, 2022 - Investments 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance, talented investors

    Cons

    Remuneration tends to be below comparable firms at junior to middle level positions

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Jun 14, 2022 - Equity Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    This is a good company

    Cons

    The work is challenging and hours can be long

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    William Blair Response

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we wish you well in your career at William Blair.

  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great environment

    Jun 13, 2022 - Equity Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative department, supportive culture, great management

    Cons

    No real cons to note

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    William Blair Response

    We thank you for taking the time to post a review and wish you the best in your role at William Blair

  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great People, Great Culture

    Jun 21, 2022 - Institutional Sales Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    An office of amazing, kind, hard-working people.

    Cons

    Very hands-off approach to training.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Company really cares about your career development and work life balance

    May 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Reputable firm. Competitive compensation. Good benefits. Multiple paths to success.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times though that’s expected. Teams are generally pretty entrepreneurial so sometimes processes can be more standardized.

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    William Blair Response

    Thank you for your review. We wish you the best in your career at William Blair.

  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    solid experience

    Jun 7, 2022 - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    modeling experience and writing skills are honed in this role

    Cons

    lack of upward mobility in its org structure

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Culture

    Apr 25, 2022 - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really great culture and people at the firm.

    Cons

    It's still investment banking and the hours are long and the demands are there - but the people help you get through it.

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    William Blair Response

    We appreciate you taking the time to post a response and wish you all the best in your career at William Blair.

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William Blair Reviews FAQs

William Blair has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5, based on over 328 reviews left anonymously by employees. 98% of employees would recommend working at William Blair to a friend and 85% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, William Blair employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at William Blair. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

98% of William Blair employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated William Blair 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.6 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at William Blair to be career development, benefits, culture and the cons to be work life balance, diversity and inclusion, management.

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