MILWAUKEE, July 19, 2021—Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have honored Baird as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials™. This is Baird’s sixth time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at #34.

The Best Workplaces for Millennials list is determined based on analysis of survey responses from more than 5.3 million current employees. In that survey, 96% of Baird’s employees associates said Baird is a great place to work. This number is 37% higher than the average U.S. company.

“We are honored to be recognized by our associates for being a great workplace for millennials,” said Steve Booth, Baird President & CEO. “Our ongoing commitment to being a great place to work where all of our associates can thrive enables us to attract and retain talented millennials, who will continue to provide the best service to our clients for many years to come.”

Baird’s PULSE Associate Resource Group creates a platform for associates to collaborate and build connections with peers and leaders. PULSE supports Baird’s mission of being a great place to work by supporting the firm’s retention efforts with opportunities for networking, information-sharing, and skill building.

“We are extremely grateful for the commitment Baird has made to ensure our millennial associates have the resources and opportunities they need to excel in their roles,” said Zachary Arndt, Baird Branch Administrative Manager and Chair of Baird’s PULSE Associate Resource Group. “We are dedicated to making Baird an exceptional firm for our associates and will continue striving to ensure Baird is the best place to find a career.”

The Best Workplaces for Millennials list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

“The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ treat their employees like people, not just employees” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “These companies foster caring and respect for one another, at every level of the organization. The result is millennial employees who say they look forward to coming to work and – as our research says – are 50 times more likely to stay a long time.”

In 2021, Baird also ranked #10 in Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance™ and #8 in Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces in Chicago™. In addition, it was ranked #32 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.

About Baird

Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 4,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $350 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2020. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 32 on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in 2021 – its 18h consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at

About the Best Workplaces for Millennials™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces for Millennials™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 5.3 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

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About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. Learn more at and on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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