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William Blair Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Oct 24, 2019

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William Blair CEO John R. Ettelson
John R. Ettelson
101 Ratings
Pros
  • "great culture and opportunity to learn(in 16 reviews)

  • "Flexibility, work life balance, senior mgmt, responsibility from the start(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Really long hours and unclear bonus criteria(in 7 reviews)

  • "Hours are not great (but good by investment banking standards) - varies by group(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture with abundant opportunities to network with senior bankers, smaller teams

    Cons

    Similar to other investment banking hours, long hours.

    William Blair2019-10-24
  2. "Research associate"

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    Current Employee - Equity Research Associate 

    I have been working at William Blair full-time

    Pros

    Can long a lot in a short time

    Cons

    Work pretty long long hours

    William Blair2019-10-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

    I worked at William Blair full-time

    Pros

    Some good people at this firm

    Cons

    Really long hours and unclear bonus criteria

    William Blair2018-05-21
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    "Research analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at William Blair full-time

    Pros

    great environment, Better work life balance than other larger companies, great benefits,

    Cons

    long hours, IT needs to be upgraded, promotions are tough

    William Blair2015-11-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sell side equity research associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at William Blair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fabulous firm, great reputation, partnership

    Cons

    long hours, somewhat stressful, intense at times

    William Blair2015-07-22
  6. "One of the best places to work in Chicago if you are in finance."

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Blair full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Midwestern people, autonomy, great pay.

    Cons

    Many positions require long hours from time to time, but no different from most jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Stay private. Don't change the private/partnership structure.

    William Blair2014-01-25
  7. "Intern"

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    I worked at William Blair

    Pros

    Cameraderie with analysts Great deal flow

    Cons

    Long hours Low exposure to senior people

    William Blair2018-01-12
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