About Baird - Early In Your Career

Early in Your Career

Education doesn’t end with graduation. But you don’t need years of experience to begin making a difference either. At Baird you’ll be part of a talented team of specialists, each dedicated to exceeding the specific needs of our clients.

At Baird, you’ll be working in a fast-paced, highly driven environment, surrounded by - and networking with - some of the best people in the financial services business.

Our research analysts have been recognized repeatedly as “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal and as “Top Equity Analysts” by StarMine.

In 2008, Baird’s Investment Banking again won awards in the United States and Europe. The M&A Advisor gave a “Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year” award to Baird in the United States and the UK’s Acquisitions Monthly named Baird “Manufacturing Sector Adviser of the Year” for the second consecutive year. 2008 also marked the fourth straight year that The M&A Advisor honored Baird with an award.

Our Public Finance team has been recognized with “Deal of the Year” awards for three of the last five years by The Bond Buyer, including in the 2009 “Nontraditional Financing Deal of the Year.”

Ours is a learning environment. A wide range of opportunities are readily available, locally and internationally, depending on your chosen field. This includes tuition assistance, mentoring opportunities with senior members of our team, and structured internal professional development programs designed to foster continuous growth. Some of the internal programs, include presentation and communication skills meant to help you build your business. We also train new Financial Advisors through our Wealth Management Development Program.

In order to help you reach your goals, you are encouraged to establish specific career development goals with your manager. If you want more assistance, our specialists in Human Resources also can assist you. Depending on your career path, opportunities for securities licensing and financial services designations also may be available.

Baird has a deep commitment to our associates. We are employee-owned, and FORTUNE magazine has named us one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®” every year since 2004 – we ranked No. 14 in 2013.

Part of our recognition is based on the way we operate - every associate has a voice. Unlike many organizations, you will have direct access to every associate, up to and including our Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Paul Purcell.

Baird’s commitment to community involvement is another reason associates value working here. Many of our associates are heavily involved in volunteer and charity work. Baird even offers associates time work to volunteer in their communities.

As a recognized leader in each of its businesses, Baird has the strength and resources to continue its record of success. The firm has nearly $97 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2012, and is among the top 35 wealth management companies in the United States, according to Barron’s.