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Besides its famous “no assholes” policy, the investment firm gets high marks for a company culture that values integrity and teamwork. At Baird, founded in 1919 and privately owned, two-thirds of employees are currently shareholders. The feeling, says one, is that “everyone is playing the same game and we are all equal contributors.”

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Company Info

Rank last year6
Years on list
14
HQ location
Milwaukee
Total employees3,311
Job openings (as of February 2017)119
Industry
Financial Services & Insurance
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
$1.2 billion
Year founded
1919
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites122
Websitehttp://www.rwbaird.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
yes
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Medical facility at all locations
no
Onsite childcare
no
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
no
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
PTO for volunteering
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes

Diversity

% Women40%
% Minorities8%
% African-American/Black2%
% Asian3%
% Caucasian/White92%
% Hispanic/Latino2%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
<1%
% Two or more races
1%
% Unknown ethnicity
1%

Paid Time Off

General PTO27
Total PTO after 5 years
31
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering
16
General PTO for part-timers
22
# Sick days for part-timers-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Financial Analyst
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Client Specialist
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %5%
# of job applicants39,379
Avg. # of applicants per opening48
FT voluntary turnover6%
Jobs filled internally155
% Jobs filled by referral30
# New graduates hired100
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$5,250

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)162
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)162