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How do you navigate a volatile stock market? This employee-owned financial services firm credits a strong culture based on unconditional respect for all employees and a rigorous approach to equity for keeping them on course. Everyone has the same standard size office in Baird’s newly renovated headquarters, and there are no executive perks. Health insurance is geared to income: the more you make, the more you pay for the premium. Baird also offers one benefit not found in many companies: support for transgender reassignment. The company’s insurance will provide up to $75,000 for this procedure, which includes, among others, gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and therapeutic services. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year5
# of years on list
13
Industry
Financial Services & Insurance
Year founded1,919
CEO/Top executive
Paul E. Purcell
HQ location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$1.2 billion
Web addresshttp://www.rwbaird.com
Total U.S. employees
3,058
Total employees outside the U.S.
109
Full-time jobs added in last year
230
FT job growth in the past year
8%
Number of work sites
122

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
yes
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
no
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Location of medical facility
Only at Headquarters
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$5,250
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
16

Diversity

% Women40
% Minorities7
% African-American/Black
2.4
% Asian
2.8
% Caucasian/White
91.9
% Hispanic/Latino
1.7
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.2
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races
0.4
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
9
Vacation
-
Sick days
-
General PTO
18
Total PTO after 5 years
31

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
-
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay (salaried position)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
-
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay (hourly position)-

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)121
# of job applicants
48,000
Avg. # of applicants per opening
75
FT voluntary turnover
7%
# of jobs filled
640
Jobs filled internally
50
% of jobs filled by referral
34%
# new graduates hired64

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)155
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)155