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Baird

Besides its famous “no assholes” policy, the investment firm gets high marks for a company culture that values integrity and teamwork. At Baird, founded in 1919 and privately owned, two-thirds of employees are currently shareholders. The feeling, says one, is that “everyone is playing the same game and we are all equal contributors.”

Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

Rank last year

6

Years on list

14

HQ location

Milwaukee

Total employees

3,311

Job openings (as of February 2017)

119

Industry

Financial Services & Insurance

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$1.2 billion

Year founded

1919

Type of organization

Private

Number of work sites

122

Perks
offers
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
Sick days for part-timers
Diversity
% Women40%
% Minorities8%
% African-American/Black2%
% Asian3%
% Caucasian/White92%
% Hispanic/Latino2%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO27
Total PTO after 5 years31
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering16
General PTO for part-timers22
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Financial Analyst
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)Client Specialist
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %5%
# of job applicants39,379
Avg. # of applicants per opening48
FT voluntary turnover6%
Jobs filled internally155
% Jobs filled by referral30
# New graduates hired100
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$5,250
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)162
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)162