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4.0 of 5 stars (173 Ratings)

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Displaying 21-30 of 173 Employee Reviews

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Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.1 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, deal and client exposure

Elite middle market senior banking team

3.8 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

High level of responsibility given early if trusted

Downers

Below peers in compensation; compensation needs to catch up with record growth

Comments

Elite middle market senior banking team; ideal for candidates that want to learn and take on responsibility quickly

Great place to build a long term career in banking.

4.2 of 5 stars

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

Uppers

Challenging work, real impact for clients

Downers

Long hours, some uncommunicated expectations

Strong cultural values and people that care

3.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Equity Capital Markets | Milwaukee, WI | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture and opportunity

Downers

Politics and lack of large NY presence

Good people doing things the right way.

3.6 of 5 stars

Executive in Equity Capital Markets | Milwaukee, WI | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people

Downers

The hours

Comments

Great people and great opportunity to excel, progress, move around, etc.

Good enough for now.

3.4 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Corporate Finance | Milwaukee, WI | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

work life balance, easy commute

Downers

very little support from supervisor, very little diversity

Comments

would be good to know how many 1st year Analysts are not accepted for a second year and asked to leave.

Baird's Investment Banking Culture; If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is

3.6 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

A lot of responsibility, even as an analyst, because the deal teams are really lean.

Downers

I think Baird's "no ****" culture is a farse, which is too bad because that's a large part of why junior people choose to join.

Fast-paced environment with a good culture, but a lot of work

3.2 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture, types of projects, responsibility

Downers

Promotion policies

Comments

If you're looking to get a ton of responsibility and learn a lot, alongside good people, this is the right place.

Mid-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

2.7 of 5 stars

Milwaukee, WI | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Deal exposure

Bad Ass Investment Resources Department (huh?)

5.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions | Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The No **** policy. Baird is open about the fact that **** aren't allowed and it sets a great tone for good people to work hard and play hard

Downers

Needs to continue to improve on quality of life for anlaysts, but this is an industry-wide problem and is not Baird specific.

Comments

From having a lot of other friends in the industry, Baird has a great work-life balance all things considered. The No Saturday policy is actually enforced and is not just a veneer like other firms.

Exit opportunities are great. Analysts who come in with PE as a goal almost without fail find a quality exit opportunity.