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Robert W. Baird & Co.
Robert W. Baird & Co.
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Rank: 14
Previous rank: 21
2011 revenue ($ millions): $925

What makes it so great?
Seventy-eight percent of this financial services firm is owned by non-senior management. All all hourly and salaried associates enjoy annual profit-sharing contributions from a pool that represents 10% of Baird's pretax net operating income.

Headquarters:
Milwaukee, WI
Website: www.rwbaird.com

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Employees
U.S. employees
2,612
Employees outside U.S.
108
Jobs
New jobs (1 year)
115
% job growth (1 year)
5%
% voluntary turnover
6%
Applicants
48,495
Job openings (as of 1/2/13)
57
Pay
Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Financial Analyst
$116,310
Most common job (hourly):
Client Relationship Assistant
$44,027
Fully paid sabbaticals
No
Onsite child care
No
Health
100% health-care coverage
No
Onsite fitness center
No
Subsidized gym membership
No
Work-life
Job sharing program
Yes
Compressed workweek
Yes
Telecommuting
Yes
Diversity
% minorities
7%
% women
40%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.):
116
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.):
115
From the Feb. 4, 2013 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2011 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2012 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.

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