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3.9 of 5 stars (125 Ratings)

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Displaying 21-30 of 125 Employee Reviews

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Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.8 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Quality deal exposure

Downers

Bad hours.

Comments

Baird is building a renowned investment banking practice resulting in record revenues. 10 years from now Baird will be a houshold name and it will be this era when it can be said that it alll started.

Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Strong, industry-focused practices

Pay in line or above Wall Street

Strong upward mobility

Kept the team together during the downturn is now paying huge dividends

Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions

5.0 of 5 stars

Milwaukee, WI | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Baird is a great place to work with a great culture.

Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Responsiblity

Downers

Lack of resources at times

Comments

Great environment to work. Baird hires people who care about the work they produce, but also about the other people with which they work.

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.4 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

culture

Comments

provide a lot of learning opportunity

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Very good culture, all cash compensation, good work/life balance, good amount of responsiblity at junior level, impactful work

Downers

Overlooked for some work that falls tot he buldge brackets, limited ECM presence, quality of MBA candidates interest in middle market banking

Comments

I've worked at both bulge bracket and middle market firms. I personally think one has more impact on his/her clients at the middle market level at a junior level. The work/life balance is much better at a middle market firm. Also, middle market firms are more stable than bulge bracket firms so there isn't the constant risk of being let go. Overall working at a middle market bank is a more enjoyable expeirnece.

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.4 of 5 stars

Milwaukee, WI | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work life balance and senior banker interaction

Downers

Location for exit opportunities.

Comments

Baird has much more of a Midwestern culture in comparison to the buldge bracket banks. it also offers a similar experience to the buldge bracket banks.

Entry-level in Equity Capital Markets

4.4 of 5 stars

McLean, VA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Training under extremely talented bankers. Compensation. Culture.

Downers

To some, working at a middle market bank is a step down from a bulge bracket, and that may hurt job prospects down the road.

Comments

Baird is a great place to work. I hope prospective candidates join us and don't have stars in their eyes over going to the Street. The bulge bracket banks aren't the be all and end all. Baird's business model is tested and while our competitors contracted, Baird expanded and is positioned to be the best middle market investment bank in the world. We are well on our way. The outlook at Baird is strong.

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.6 of 5 stars

Saint Louis, MO | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Baird provides excellent training and development for analysts as they begin their careers in banking. It's people-first culture is also refreshing in an industry where this is typically a secondary concern.

Midlevel in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.6 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Baird has tremendous momentum and has shown thoughtful dedication to the platform in both boom and bust times, weathering industry headwinds impressively. It's a stable, fun, active place to work.

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