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4.1 of 5 stars (189 Ratings)

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Glad I chose Baird instead of BB

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2018 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

* Very friendly culture
* Dedicated to junior banker health and well-being. The COO has been known to send people home if they're working too hard,.
* Good pay in a low cost of living area
* Heavy PE focus in dealflow results in plenty of exit opportunities
* Employee owned with a long term focus, and a small annual bonus from profit sharing is always nice to have.

Downers

* Doesn't feel like it gets the respect it deserves
* Deal teams are small, typically 4-5 people total. Although you own the work, you also do all of the work.

Advice to Candidates

* Be nice, the "No ****" policy is very well observed. High quality people have been fired if they show **** behavior to their subordinates.

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions

5.0 of 5 stars

Milwaukee, WI | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, winning

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.8 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work / life balance, early responsibility at all levels and promotion opportunities.

Downers

N/A

Advice to Candidates

Baird has one of the best cultures for investment banking. Early on, you're given a lot of responsibility as soon as you prove you can handle it so you feel like a very critical member of the team. It also allows you to get meaningful experience doing execution related work. The people here at the mid and senior level tend to have a tenure well excess of the industry average which speaks to the quality of experience in working here.

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.9 of 5 stars

Charlotte, NC | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Growth oriented, team oriented culture and good senior people who have been here a long time

Downers

Tough to predict resource needs

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

5.0 of 5 stars

Tampa, FL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Challenging work, great colleagues, firm culture

Downers

Unpredictable schedule

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.4 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

compensation and opportunity

Downers

work/life challenge

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.8 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Team orientation, culture, clients with whom we work, compensation policy

Executive in Equity Capital Markets

4.8 of 5 stars

Milwaukee, WI | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture and doing the right thing for both clients and employees

Advice to Candidates

Baird is a place you can plan a life-long career

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, reputation in marketplace, initiatives to optimize work/life balance and overall employee experience

Advice to Candidates

Culture is hardworking yet fair and balanced; emphasis on improving efficiency in deal selection/execution and focusing on value-enhancing efforts; willingness to embrace creativity and invest in resources to support employees; meaningful efforts to attract, nurture, and retain junior talent

Baird has been very, very good to me

4.4 of 5 stars

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, employee ownership

Advice to Candidates

Strong teamwork culture, potential for a long career in a well positioned company

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