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

1. Analyst Interview

Process Description

I applied for the summer internship via my university's career website. Baird came to campus along with many other banks and interviewed me 1 on 1. They also posted the contact information for a few analysts in case we wanted to reach out before our interview dates. Unfortunately, I did not reach out or network and I believe this cost me the offer.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Sample Interview Question:

Walk me through the three types of business valuation in detail. I described the DCF model, trading multiples and precedent transactions valuation techniques.


2. Intern Interview

Process Description

I applied online and was then interviewed on the phone by a couple of analysts (basic technical & fit questions). After that I was asked to complete a long personality/verbal/numerical test( it's easier than the usual SHL/PSL). The last step was a final round interview with HR and a VP. I chose the 'negative' experience option because 1) HR did not reply to any of my emails as I was going through the process and ignored my request for feedback; and 2) It was clear that they had already made their mind up before interviewing me for the final round

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

The first interviewers asked fairly basic questions: Why baird? Why banking? How do you calculate EV? Why do you add minority interest to EV as opposed to subtracting it?


3. Equity Research Intern Interview

Process Description

First round of interviews is done on campus in Spring semester. Mostly behavioral questions with some market-related questions mixed in. Second round of interviews in their office with multiple analysts across different teams, questions are also mostly behavioral. Culture is quite relaxed and friendly, dress code is business casual (no tie).

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

How many coffins are sold in Australia every year? Response: break down the population of Australia by age group, multiply each segment by an average death rate to get number of deaths per year.


4. Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

The interview process began after I applied online. I was then directed to create videos answering basic questions (i.e. why investment banking, why Baird, what does an analyst's work consist of). After the videos, I had to phone screen with two different associates. About a month after my phone screen, I was invited to a superday which consisted of four different interviews.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Interview Question Example:

If I were going to do an LBO, what kind of company would I rather pick, a utility or a drug manufacturer?


5. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Attended information session on campus. Was interviewed by a variety of analysts, associates, directors during the process. started out with a behavioral/fit interview, by second interview it was technicals and fit. Third interview (superday) was all over the above

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

Why Baird? Why Middle Market? Why investment banking/finance?


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 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 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 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate 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 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
2013 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2013 Intern Summer Analyst S&T Milwaukee Equities Very Positive Difficult
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
2013 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Negative Easy
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