About Baird - Experienced Professionals


Experienced Professionals

Experienced Professionals Baird opens a world of opportunities for experienced professionals to apply their skills and grow professionally. We’re one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" - we ranked No. 14 in 2013 - because we appreciate our associates’ contributions and provide an environment in which good people thrive.

Baird seeks conscientious people whose experience and teamwork help us deliver “Great outcomes. Done well.” We attract the best by offering:
  • Elite status as a recognized premier employer
  • Flexibility that promotes a healthy work-life balance
  • A culture of ethics that encourages straight talk and transparent processes
  • Accessible senior leadership that welcomes your views
  • Ongoing professional development to increase your value to your clients and to the organization
  • The stability of an employee-owned firm with an 88-year track record of performance
  • The opportunity to work with some of the best people in the business across a wide range of financial disciplines, from portfolio management and equity analysis to international investment banking and public finance
Baird’s culture helps sustain a remarkable level of enthusiasm for doing great work, as demonstrated by the satisfaction of our clients, significant business growth over the last several years, and outside recognition. 

Premier employer 
Baird received recognition as one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” 10 years in a row; and as one of Milwaukee Magazine’s top 10 “Best Places to Work” among large companies in southeastern Wisconsin. Baird was also named the No. 1 large business in the 2007 Top Milwaukee Workplaces survey by The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee

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Flexible work arrangements
There are many reasons our associates think so highly of the company. One is flexibility in work arrangements.

Baird recognizes that today’s associates need greater flexibility in how and when they work. Flexible work arrangements such as non-traditional office hours and telecommuting can be a win-win situation for associates and Baird. They often have a positive impact on productivity, morale and engagement, while still meeting business needs. We’re happy to discuss our guidelines with serious candidates to help you explore various possibilities. 

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Commitment to ethics
Another reason people find their jobs with Baird satisfying is the firm’s steadfast commitment to ethics. We believe the way we do business is as important as the business we do. Baird is committed to doing what is right for clients, even when that’s contrary to the firm’s short-term interests.

One of the ways Baird keeps clients’ interests first is by encouraging open, straight-talking communication with clients and across all levels of the organization. Junior associates have access to all levels of senior management. Professionals talk candidly across business lines. It’s a spirit of transparency that transcends the organizational chart and obviates personal agendas.
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Professional development
Baird provides an environment in which associates can realize their full potential. This, we believe, helps us serve our clients better. As such, the firm offers a wide range of professional development opportunities led by our Talent and Development team within Human Capital. The firm offers tuition reimbursement for external continuing education at schools of associates’ choosing. Financial Advisors can also qualify as Senior Investment Consultants through a program offered by Baird at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Baird also offers extended expatriate programs with our European offices for selected investment bankers. 

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Stable company
Good people looking to grow their career within a growing firm are attuned to the stability of a prospective employer. As an employee-owned company, Baird controls its own destiny. Furthermore, the company is building on an 88-year tradition of excellence. Recently, for example, Integrity Research Associates and Bespoke Investment Group, independent research firms, ranked Baird No. 1 on two separate studies of the industry’s leading providers of research. And individual Baird research analysts have been recognized repeatedly as “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal and as “Top Equity Analysts” by Forbes.com.

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 30 wealth management companies in the United States, according to Barron’s.

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