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Good job culture, ok pay.
Human Capital Specialist (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 6, 2016
Managers have an open door policy. Parking is limited and expensive. Good work life balance. Pay is ok. Good place for college students to start career due to elaborate internship program.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Expensive parking downtown
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Strong Culture
Registered Client Specialist (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 17, 2017
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.
Pros
Back office support. Integrity.
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Corporate culture
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 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.
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Great culture and development opportunities
Equity Research Analyst (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNJanuary 29, 2017
Demanding job but intellectually stimulating and very nice place to work. Really help you develop professionally. Great place to develop and learn from other people.
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Baird is a great place to work. It offered many opportunities to advance my career and allowed me to pursue my interests outside of the office.
AVP, Corporate Actions Manager (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 30, 2016
New challenges every day.

I was able to advance my skills in SQL, project management and people management.

Management was very supportive.
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A typical day at work
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 12, 2017
Each day brings new adventure and challenge. If you are interested in learning and growing then this is the place for you.
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Baird Summary
Global Investment Banking Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 2, 2016
Baird is overall a good place to work. Although, I don't feel like they have a great work/life balance for most employees.
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intern (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJune 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.
Pros
Long Lunches, sometimes free
Cons
No Breaks
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Great Environment
Client Relations Associate (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SCSeptember 11, 2016
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.
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Investment banking
Investment Banking Summer Associate (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 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.
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Surplus of meaningful work but very political
Investment Banking Summer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 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.
Pros
People, amount of meaningful work, location
Cons
Hours, work-life balance, intern pay, politics
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Small firm
Vice President - Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Palm Harbor,FLJuly 2, 2015
Good working environment and great people but the product choices for clients are extremely limited. Compensation was good but lost many clients due to limited product platform.
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Good company to work for, learning can be minimum though as well as upward mobility.
Equity Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 4, 2015
Good experience, Nice atmosphere and people in general where pleasant and professional. Downsized due to lack of work.
Pros
Benefits, paid vacation days. Nice overall atmosphere and people
Cons
Not enough capacity for upward mobility.
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Productive and fun work place with room to grow.
Document Control Specialist (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIFebruary 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.
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Great company to work for.
Client Relationship Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Oconomowoc, WIJuly 11, 2013
Great company to work for, values, schedules, benefits are wonderful and the people are very personable and professional
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work life balance
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIApril 18, 2013
The company has good culture and work life balance but few advance opportunities. The company has good management and team environment. The comp is lower than average.
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good place to start immediately after college
Investment Banking Analyst - Consumer Group (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 26, 2015
Active deal flow, Active deal flow, Active deal flow. A good place to start immediately after college. Not much of a work life balance.
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New environment of employment.
Office Production Assistant  (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 22, 2013
Responsible for handling all the daily operations and clerical tasks of the administration department. Answering phone calls, e-mails, binding and book making for financial attorneys presentations. Assisted in all the computer related activities, maintenance and repair. Provided help and support to the employees in completing their work. Coworkers and management was good in helping me adapt to the environment. The hardest part of the job was being challenged in meeting the deadlines so the financial attorneys can accomplish their presentations for the company. I was glad to be successful because the attorneys always showed there gratitude.
Pros
Cab rides and dinner when I worked late hours.
Cons
None
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Innovative and Talented Place to Work
Talent Acquisition Intern (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJuly 21, 2015
All associates are great to work with, there is great work-life balance, there is always room to learn more, and you are always encouraged to improve!
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Talent Development leadership is bad, unprofessional
Consultant (Current Employee) –  MIlwaukeeOctober 13, 2015
Baird is a great place to work. The people are great, work is good, but leadership in HR and Talent Development is very bad. If you're an OD professional run as fast as you can.
Pros
People, community involvement
Cons
Awful leadership
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