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    The employee-owned financial services firm holds fast to its “no a–holes” policy, asserting in its Associate Promise that “trust, respect, and teamwork” are at the core of everything Baird is and does. “I could call the CEO, and he would return my call,” asserts one associate. When the company saved big on new 2018 tax laws, all employees were given a $1,500 bonus.

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    Company Info

    Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
    Rank last year16
    Years on list
    17
    HQ location
    Milwaukee
    Employees4,371
    Job openings (as of February 2020)123
    Industry
    Financial Services & Insurance
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$1,784
    Year founded
    1919
    Type of organization
    Private
    Number of work sites140
    Websitehttps://www.rwbaird.com
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    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

    % Women42%
    % Minorities8.6%
    % African-American/Black2.5%
    % Asian3.1%
    % Caucasian/White88.5%
    % Hispanic/Latino2.1%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.1%
    % Two or more races0.6%
    % Unknown ethnicity2.9%
    Date info provided
    Aug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)27
    # Sick days-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Investment Banking Associate
    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 growth6%
    # of job applicants37,846
    Avg. # of applicants per opening43
    # New graduates hired48