Overall Company Rating
4.0 of 5 stars (137 Ratings)

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4 Stars (67)
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Displaying 1-10 of 137 Employee Reviews

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Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Just the best people, intellectually rigorous, great work/ life balance and culture.

Downers

None.

Experienced in Corporate Finance

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Investment Banking leadership; culture; colleagues; opportunity to work on many live transactions; mobility opportunities

Midlevel in Corporate Finance

4.8 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture and compensation!

Downers

Nothing comes to mind

Midlevel in Corporate Finance

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Downers

At times, I feel that Blair is almost too polite in its hiring/firing decisions. If would make many employees significantly more motivated if we were more thoughtful in managing out employees

Experienced in Corporate Finance

4.4 of 5 stars

2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great culture with great people

Downers

No control over portions of my schedule

Comments

Committed to rewarding people who earn it and the team culture is phenomenal.

Entry-level in Corporate Finance

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Firm culture and opportunities for promotion.

Downers

Bad associates

Comments

Overall, I think Blair is a great firm to work at and one of the top investment banks any new graduate can work at. Compensation is competitive, and Blair has great transaction momentum. Analysts are given a lot of responsibility, including travel and client-facing opportunities.

Intern in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.7 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Senior exposure, location, and culture

Downers

Hours and smaller deals

Executive in Corporate Finance

4.4 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People are civilized and the culture humane

Comments

Blair is the only place to have a life resembling that of a normal person. The atmosphere is pleasant and collegial, the compensation in cash, and we don't fire 25% of the bankers every five years.

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.6 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture; prestige and great opportunity

Downers

we don't leverage our balance sheet; very conservative approach

Comments

talk to our analysts to understand what differentiates Blair from other banks

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.1 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Incredibly intelligent colleagues that care about their work are genuinely good people, solid plan for high growth

Downers

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