Baird 100 best companies 2018-web
Courtesy of John Nienhuis/Baird

    This global financial services giant defies industry stereotypes by encouraging employees to take time off and ensure their family comes first. Baird folks also have no time for divas: they make sure prospective hires treat everyone, including wait staff and receptionists, with proper respect. It’s a deal breaker if they don’t. How down to earth is this place? If someone does something particularly selfless, colleagues might say “very Baird.” Read the Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year4
    Years on list15
    HQ locationMilwaukee
    Job openings (as of February 2018)71
    IndustryFinancial Services & Insurance
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$1,390
    Year founded1919
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites129


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymNo
    On-site medical care facilityYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersNo
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Minorities7%
    % African-American/Black2%
    % Asian3%
    % Caucasian/White92%
    % Hispanic/Latino2%
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races1%
    % Unknown ethnicity1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO27
    # Sick days-
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers-


    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 growth1%
    # of job applicants37,257
    Avg. # of applicants per opening52
    FT voluntary turnover7%
    Jobs filled internally22%
    Jobs filled by referral24%
    # New graduates hired85