100 Best Companies to Work For
Robert W. Baird
Rank: 31 (2005 rank: 18)
  
Headquarters: Milwaukee, WI
Industry: Securities
Small Companies Rank: 11
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 623
U.S. Sites: 76
Website: http://www.rwbaird.com
What makes it so great?
Less work, more life. This investment advisor has a 37.5-hour workweek for hourly employees. It also has a sliding scale for health insurance premiums: Lower-income workers pay 19% on average, higher-income workers pay 35%.
U.S. employees 2,125
Employees outside U.S. 80
% minorities 6
% women 45
New jobs (1 year) -13
% job growth (1 year) -1
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 158
% voluntary turnover 7
Applicants 14,310
Most common job (salaried) Financial Analyst $122,500
Most common job (hourly) Branch Sales Assistant $36,800
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. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.