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11. Robert W. Baird & Co.
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Rank: 11 (Previous rank: 14)
What makes it so great?
No Wall Street blues here. Investment adviser continued to hire throughout 2008 and 2009, screening applicants via rigorous interviews to ensure that they passed the firmís "no asshole" rule.
Headquarters: 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
2008 revenue ($ millions): 680
Website: www.rwbaird.com

Is Robert W. Baird & Co. a great employer, or what?
Robert W. Baird & Co. stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 2,286
Employees outside U.S. 105
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 115
% job growth (1 year) 6%
% voluntary turnover 5%
Applicants 16,862
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 39
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Financial Analyst
$117,650
Most common job (hourly):
Client Relationship Assistant
$42,537
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 6%
% women 42%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 299
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 157
From the Feb. 8, 2010 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 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data 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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