Robert W. Baird Employee Reviews

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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.
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wholesome midwestern values
CRA (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 29, 2014
Working for the corporate office was an amazing experience, but unfortunately it did not transfer to a regional office when I transferred. Smaller, back office employees seem to get lost in the shuffle when it comes to the overall Baird experience. They base all of their salaries off of Milwaukee associates, and they don't seem to fully comprehend the cost of living increases other employees are experiencing across the country.
Pros
well established firm, appreciates the workplace as a whole
Cons
doesn't realize the cost of living differences between milwaukee and the rest of the country.
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not productive but not boring
File Clerk (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHFebruary 11, 2014
first thing in the morning i get the mail then deliver it to everyone; after that i took their paperwork and filed it all away. that was what i had to do all day. this was my first job so it taught me how to file correctly. management was fine and helped only when called for. co-workers were so-so not much to say. the job was not hard but their was nothing to enjoyable either.
Pros
long breaks
Cons
repetitive work
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Flat organization with truly talented associates
Manager (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WINovember 21, 2014
Every day is vey different and continuously new.

Management is always looking how to develop the business.

Co-workers are diverse and vary in backgrounds

Hardest part of the job is the workload.

People make the job worth while.
Pros
understanding people
Cons
high work loads with lack of resources
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great company great people a place that invites you to work hard
Client Relationship Associate (Former Employee) –  houston texasMarch 31, 2014
love the environment, the people and the company vision. the majority of associates make it a long term commitment to be employed at Baird. It is a business that encourages growth.
Pros
advancement, recognition for achievements
Cons
healthcare costs
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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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Midwest mindset and values
CRA (Current Employee) –  San FranciscoFebruary 4, 2015
This is a small branch most co-workers are great people. The home office staff is nice to work with as well. Management is not all that interested in staff and there are few paths to grow unless you are in Milwaukee.
Pros
nice location
Cons
medical plan is the worst i have seen - very high deductibles
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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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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 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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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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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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Great people. Great Experience
Private Wealth Management Internship (Former Employee) –  Grass ValleyMay 4, 2015
My internship was a great experience. I learned priceless information about the private wealth management side of the business
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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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OK place
Executive Director, Treasurer (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJune 27, 2013
Pay is not competitive
limited career advancement
Fairly flat strucure
limited technology
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Good place to work
Fixed Income Compliance Intern (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 15, 2014
Work life balance was good. Management was friendly and supportive.
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