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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

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