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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.

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    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