100 Best Companies 2020-Baird
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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

    Rank last year16
    Years on list17
    HQ locationMilwaukee
    Job openings (as of February 2020)123
    IndustryFinancial Services & Insurance
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$1,784
    Year founded1919
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites140


    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


    % 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 providedAug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)27
    # Sick days-


    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