productive and overall nice quiet atmosphere and space to work
Equity Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 27, 2017
I enjoyed my time at Baird for the most part, worked in a small department and was left alone for the most part working with a couple of different teams. That being said, there were times when it could be difficult and lack of communication was evident.
some free lunches, paid holiday and vacation, 401K
could be made to feel inferior, tight deadlines and the blame game
You can feel the sadness and negativity as soon as you enter the work place.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – July 30, 2017
Very unhealthy place to work. People are pressured to do what goes angainst their believes. A lot of bulling from management. This is the worst environment I have worked at and am a seasoned employee. Your sitting arrangements are like sardines in a can. Bathroom conditions are 6 stalls for over 200 men. Same for woman.
It is a mighty white dominated place to work at. No diversity.
Integrity is irreplaceable. It's true. The culture at the corporate office is fantastic and supportive. It is highly encouraged to take care of each other and the client. No one hides behind company policy or their job description to make excuses.
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – October 10, 2016
Baird lives up to its cultural commitment to the associates and clients. Top executives are committed to the firms cultural principles. There are a lot of opportunities for associates to participate in firm wide projects.
Great environment. Enjoyed leadership and co-workers. Everyone was aways extremely nice and capable to help if you had any questions. Corporate office did a great job with position training and creating a great atmosphere.
Investment Banking Summer Associate (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – August 26, 2016
Good deal flow, mostly private middle market. Good PE exposure, solid Industrials platform. Small deal teams, almost all live deals. Very little pitching. Analysts build models, associates write books.
intern (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – June 1, 2016
I worked with a stock broker and helped him with cold calling and getting new clients. He was specifically interested in landing members of the "Board of Directors" of community banks. I really enjoyed helping the young professional grow his careers and I felt a sense of pride in the work we had done. The hardest part of the job was doing the daily research to help him get ahold of these potential clients.
Document Control Specialist (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – February 9, 2016
It is a very welcoming environment, a lot of team work and activities to get to know one another. Each department helps each other out and are all linked in making the company as great as it now. The hardest part of the job was probably walking into an industry I didn't know much about. And while it was challenging, everyone is hands on with helping each other learn the ins and outs of everything.
Investment Banking Summer Analyst (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 26, 2015
Enjoyed the work and learned a lot about the industry as a generalist M&A intern. Really liked 95%+ of people. However, agenda to hire from the same four or five schools is a little too obvious. It pays tremendously to be from a core school - probably more than other banks. Overall, still one of the best investment banks to work for at this day in age.