William Blair & Company

4.0 of 5 stars Average Employee Rating (of 137 Employee Reviews)

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4.8 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Corporate Finance
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Culture and compensation!


Downers

Nothing comes to mind


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5.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Corporate Finance
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

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


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5.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

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


Downers

None.


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4.7 of 5 stars

Intern in Mergers & Acquisitions
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Senior exposure, location, and culture


Downers

Hours and smaller deals


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4.3 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Corporate Finance
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


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4.4 of 5 stars

Experienced in Corporate Finance
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.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Corporate Finance
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.


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4.4 of 5 stars

Executive in Corporate Finance
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.


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4.6 of 5 stars

Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions
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


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4.1 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Culture, stable environment


Downers

Less well known


Comments

Culture is fantastic, cash bonuses are nice, early promotion potential is great.


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