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That’s responsive! At a recent panel discussion at this employee-owned financial services firm, a question from the audience about parental leave policies led to a more generous policy within 10 weeks—­including retroactive benefits. Millennial reverse-mentoring helps keep senior management connected to its younger counterparts.

Read: How Baird Learns From Millennials on Staff

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Company Info

Rank last year12
Years on list
16
HQ location
Milwaukee
Employees3,472
Job openings (as of February 2019)140
Industry
Financial Services & Insurance
Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)$1,533
Year founded
1919
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites136
Websitehttp://www.rwbaird.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
yes
Subsidized childcare
no
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
no
On-site medical care facility
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
Sick days for part-timers
no
College tuition reimbursement
yes
Student loan debt repayment
no
Medical facility at all locations
no

Diversity

% Minorities8%
% African-American/Black2%
% Asian3%
% Caucasian/White90%
% Hispanic/Latino2%
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity1%

Paid Time Off

General PTO27
# Sick days-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Financial Analyst
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time and part-time job growth2%
# of job applicants42,652
Avg. # of applicants per opening54
# New graduates hired68