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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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Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Great firm.

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

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 Equity Capital Markets

5.0 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Fantastic firm, great outlook and culture.

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Comments

Culture is truly a differentiating factor at Baird. Hours can be long but the people you work with make the difference.

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

4.5 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

No *sshole policy helps ensure that people are easy get along with; different culture than most banks.

Downers

As "victims of our own success", many of the junior bankers are heavily staffed; hours can be long due to high deal volume. On the flip side, getting great deal experience.

Comments

Most investment banks today look at their people as a cost line item. Baird doesn't. Illustratively, during the last economic pullback, very few people were laid off. Those who were had performance-related issues and the downturned simply accelerated their dismissal.

Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.5 of 5 stars

Milwaukee, WI | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People

Downers

None

Comments

The teamwork and high standards for work set Baird apart from the competition, and it's a no BS environment.

Entry-level in Mergers & Acquisitions

4.4 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

culture

Comments

provide a lot of learning opportunity

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