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4.2 of 5 stars (251 Ratings)

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Great Firm!

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2018 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Collaborative work culture
Employee focused
Healthy food in cafeteria
Motivated people

Downers

None I can think of. Everything is great. No complains

Advice to Candidates

Look for being a culture fit to get hired. Show enthusiasm and passion during the interview.

Entry-level in Technology

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people, the quality of work, the explosive growth that can be seen in the everyday work, the welcoming culture

Unlimited responsibility, high-profile deals, booming growth

5.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Operations (i.e. HR, Internal Accounting, Marketing, etc.) | Chicago, IL | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Being in a growth environment in a company that is at the bleeding edge of change in its industry

Downers

Growing pains

Advice to Candidates

Don't underestimate the power of a private partnership. Not having to report to public stockholders saves a lot of stress from entering the system. The partners truly care about their business and its employees.

Best culture of any investment bank

4.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture

Best place to start your career!

5.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture - everyone at Blair genuinely cares about each other, which makes the grind of investment banking much more bearable

Downers

Hours aren't great, but it's investment banking... they're not going to be great no matter where you go

Advice to Candidates

William Blair will give you a fantastic experience and level of responsibility that I don't think you would get at any other firm. As an analyst you get frequent client exposure (both in-person and through leading/participating on calls on a regular basis), are given the opportunity to lead entire sections of a deal with little to no supervision (model, CIP, diligence, etc.), and are viewed as a truly valuable member of the team (not just a grunt).

Phenomenal culture, immense client interaction, and excellent deal flow

5.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, level of responsibility, client interaction

Downers

None

Platform that enables and empowers talent to make tremendous impact

5.0 of 5 stars

Partner/Principal in Mergers & Acquisitions | San Francisco, CA | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Aspirational brand with tremendous momentum as we become the leading premier global investment banking boutique

Investment Banking -- Truly Optimized.

4.9 of 5 stars

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The culture is great. There is no **** factor whatsoever and it is not tolerated if it ever pops up.

Downers

we don't have access to a balance sheet.

Principled firm of extremely high integrity that always puts clients needs first. Rapidly growing and taking share in our market.

5.0 of 5 stars

Executive in Corporate Finance | Chicago, IL | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Prestige, career development opportunities, compensation, lifestyle, facilities.

Downers

Nothing

Advice to Candidates

Best platform to be a part of if you want to work hard (like all in Banking) and develop a real career. And the firm pays as high as anyone on the street (and in cash).

Premier global boutique focused on developing highly talented people

5.0 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2018 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture and Colleagues

Downers

None

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