Preview to 5 Robert W. Baird & Co. Interviews Below

1. Equity Research Analyst Interview

Process Description

This was sort of an off-cycle hire. Equity research typically hires during the typical recruiting season and fills in the new hires into positions that need to be filled once June/July roles around, but I applied for a spot on a specific team (prior analyst left). The process started with a resume submission online, but I had interacted with the company before (applied and did not get an internship the year before and the full-time in cycle position during my senior year). I was contacted by someone in the recruiting department for a very basic fit interview. Typical walk me through your resume-type questions. Roughly 1-2 weeks later, I was asked to come to the office. At that time, I interviewed with 4 senior analysts that were not on the team I was applying for. I also took a 2 tests -- 1 writing and 1 analytical. The interview questions ranged from mathematical to brain teasers, but were generally focused on fit. The final stage came about one week later when I interviewed for about an hour with the 2 specific people on my team -- the senior and the associate. This started off fairly mathematical (just due to my boss' mathematical mindset), but it was pretty much all fit-based (considering I would be working with these 2 guys). I was notified back within a week and accepted the offer immediately.

Example of Interview Question at Robert W. Baird & Co.:

Question -- how many feet of subway are sold in a year? Answer -- This was the brain teaser in my initial phone interview.


2. Investment Banking Associate Interview

Process Description

Interviewed with HR Recruiter initially (phone interview). Then phone interview with VP several days later. Then asked to complete LBO case study and writing case study. Invited for in-person interview and met with 7 different people. After completing this round I was asked to do 3 more phone interviews with MDs who weren't able to be in the office. After first phone interview, the other interviews were cancelled. I

Robert W. Baird & Co. Interviews:

In person interviews were 95% behavioral and focused on typical questions: - Why investment banking? - Why Chicago? - What is your greatest strength? - Walk me through your resume. - Why Baird?


3. Investment Banking-Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Did an initial phone screen with RW Baird. Had solid behaviorals, skipped through to technicals, which went well. Mainly questions about DCF and other valuation methods.

Sample Interview Question at Robert W. Baird & Co.:

Nothing too bad. What are the most sensitive variables in a DCF analysis?


4. Summer Associate Interview

Process Description

I had multiple interviews during my superday. There was a writing sample, basic technical questions, a case-based technical portion, and other "fit" interviews.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Sample Interview Question:

Walk me through how depreciation affects your three statements.


5. Summer Investment Banking Analyst Internship Interview

Process Description

1) Applied online in October 2) First phone interview in November. 1-on-1, 60 minutes, behavioral and technical. 3) Not invited for December Superday, but told to call back in January 4) Followed-up in January, had second phone interview set up. 5) Second phone interview was similar to first one - invited to Superday at end of call 6) Superday in Milwaukee HQ in February 7) Dinner the night before 8) ~6 single or group interviews, writing test, paperwork turn in 9) Was told that we'd hear back within a week 10) Received call, verbal offer, and formal offer letter in the following week

Robert W. Baird & Co. Sample Interview Question:

Question: The majority of interviews consisted of behavioral and fit questions, with one of the six being technical (walk me through DCF, how does depreciation affect the three main financial statemen


All 87 Robert W. Baird & Co. Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2015 1st Year Associate Equity Research Milwakee Equity Research Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Investment Banking-Summer Analyst Chicago Generalist Very Positive Easy
2015 N/A Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst Equity Sales and Trading Milwaukee Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst St. Louis Energy Neutral Average
2015 Intern investment banking New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Intern Equity Research Analyst Intern Milwaukee Equity Research Very Positive Average
2015 Intern IBD SA Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 2nd Year Analyst Experienced Analyst Chicago Healthcare Positive Easy
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Milwaukee Industrials Positive Easy
2015 Intern IB Analyst Seattle Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Equity Research Very Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Easy
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 3rd+ Year Analyst Analyst 3 London Mergers and Acquisitions Neutral Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Analyst St. Louis Energy Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst IB Analyst St Louis Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Analyst Intern Milwaukee Generalist Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Analyst Intern Milwaukee Generalist Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Investment Banking Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Washington, DC Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Investment Banking Summer Associate Milwaukee Generalist Very Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Intern - IB London Mergers and Acquisitions Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Intern London Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Average
2014 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst equity research St. Louis N/A Neutral Easy
2014 Intern Intern London Investment Banking Negative Very Easy
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Equity Research Milwaukee Equity Research Neutral Difficult
2014 1st Year Associate Equity Research Associate Milwaukee N/A Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst equity sales associate Milwaukee Equities Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Intern Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 2nd Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Washington Investment Banking Neutral Average
2013 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2013 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2013 Intern Summer Analyst S&T Milwaukee Equities Very Positive Difficult
2013 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 Intern Equity Research Intern Milwaukee Equity Research Neutral Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Analyst Washington Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 Intern analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Tampa Investment Banking Neutral Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking -- Experienced Analyst Milwaukee Positive Average
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