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

1. equity research Interview

Process Description

kind of chill. a feeling of chat. no self-introduction, stock pitch, student group, why equity research, why sell side, industry interests

Robert W. Baird & Co. Sample Interview Question:

no self-introduction, stock pitch, student group, why equity research, why sell side, industry interests


2. Investment Banking Associate Interview

Process Description

Initial Interview at a national career fair followed by a phone interview. After passing these, had to take a 2 hour case study via e-mail. If I would have passed this, I would have been brought in for their Super Day.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Sample Interview Question:

Case study was moderately difficult. The financial model was incredibly simple (very very basic LBO) but you also had to answer three questions based on a company's presentation.


3. Investment banking SA Interview

Process Description

there was a phone interview at first. that consisted of a 20 minute phone conversation with fit and one technical question.

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

What are the three different ways used to value a company at a high level, which are used in investment banking?


4. Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

OCR first round interview was a 2 on 1. I had the opportunity to preference my choice of office (Milwaukee, Chicago, etc) in the interview. Questions were largely focused on why MM over other types of banks and where else I was interviewing. Technical questions were basic and straight out of the guides. Superday was in office with five different interviews with a writing test before the interviews. One interview (1 on 1) was designated as technical and others were 2 on 1 mostly fit. Before the superday, the company hosted a dinner the night before with multiple company reps and other interviewees.

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

Most of the questions were not difficult as all but one interview was fit focused.


5. Equity Research Summer Intern Interview

Process Description

Applied online after speaking to a lot of people in banking (decided to apply to both divisions). Heard back about a phone interview. Spoke over the phone for 30 mins or so about my background and a good amount of technicals as well. I was surprised at how many technicals there were- 2 financial definitions, 2 quantitative logic questions, and 2 consulting esque market sizing questions.

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

Pitch me a consumer product. Wanted the advantages and disadvantages of the product compared to its competition.


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

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
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
2015 1st Year Associate Equity Research Milwakee Equity Research Positive 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 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Intern - IB London Mergers and Acquisitions Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Intern London Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Average
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 1st Year Analyst equity research St. Louis N/A Neutral Easy
2014 Intern Intern London Investment Banking Negative Very 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 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Washington Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 2nd Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago 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
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 Intern Equity Research Intern Milwaukee Generalist Positive Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking -- Experienced Analyst Milwaukee Positive Average
2013 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Negative Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Industrials Very Positive Average
2013 Intern Equity Research Internship Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Difficult
2013 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Neutral Average
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