Overall Company Rating
4.1 of 5 stars (185 Ratings)

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Intern in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.8 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Company Culture and ability to work directly with top management

William Blair is investment banking paradise!

4.9 of 5 stars

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions | San Francisco, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

culture, compensation, upward mobility

Downers

nothing comes to mind

Partner/Principal in Corporate Finance

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great, team-oriented culture

Downers

No complaints

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

collaborative and engaging culture, opportunity for promotion, great level of responsibility for junior members

Downers

unpredictable schedules/hours, inconvenient travel times

Partner/Principal in Corporate Finance

4.6 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

flexibility

Very collaborative. Want all to succeed.

4.5 of 5 stars

Executive in Corporate Finance | New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Tight knit culture

Early, substantial client interaction

4.4 of 5 stars

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work / Life Balance. Training. Respectful leadership.

Downers

Unclear promotion path / partnership track

This firm is as advertised; we are a premier global boutique with a ton of momentum

4.5 of 5 stars

Partner/Principal in Corporate Finance | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people and the culture. We have grown substantially, but we still have a very solid esprit d'ecore

Downers

Admittedly, it is still and investment bank, and that is a grind. My colleagues make it doable, though.

Comments

As an analyst or associate, the amount of live deal flow (vs pitch work or basic protecting and idea generation) is much higher at William Blair than any other bulge bracket or middle market firm.

Partner/Principal in Equity Capital Markets

4.4 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Growth focus, team culture, leadership is driven and focused, make your own path for career development

Downers

Can be insular, weak marketing practices, passive agressive behavior

Best move of my career

4.6 of 5 stars

Partner/Principal in Corporate Finance | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, commercial, pay for performance

Downers

increasing bureacracy (but still not too much)

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