Robert W. Baird

Courtesy of Robert W. Baird & Co.

    Investment advisor has $120 billion in client assets and attributes success to CEO Paul Purcell’s one rule: there are “no a**holes here.” Over the years roughly two dozen people have been terminated for breaking that rule.

    Company Info

    CEO/Top ExecutivePaul E. Purcell
    Rank last year9
    # of years on list12
    F500 Rank-
    IndustryFinancial Services & Insurance
    Year founded1,919
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)$1.1 billion
    Total US employees2,822
    Full-Time jobs added in last year121
    Number of work sites-


    Offers compressed work weeksYes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    Offers paid time off for volunteeringYes
    Onsite fitness centerNo
    Discounted gym membershipsNo
    Onsite medical care facilityYes
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employeesYes


    % Women40.22%
    % Minorities7.34%
    % African-American2.59%
    % Asian2.66%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.07%
    % Caucasian or White92.45%
    % Hispanic/Latino1.59%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.14%
    % Two or more races0.28%
    Same-Sex BenefitsYes
    Non-discrimination policyYes

    Paid Time Off

    Sick days-
    General PTO18


    Most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
    Most common job (salaried)-
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-


    FT voluntary turnover7.00%
    # of job applicants45,200
    Avg. # of applicants per opening100
    # of jobs filled545
    Jobs filled internally51
    % of jobs filled by referral47.00%
    # new graduates hired65
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)98