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

1. Equity Sales and Trading Interview

Process Description

Got a phone call from a VP of Equity Sales after completing a personality test from HR. The phone call consisted of a lot of fit questions and a general stock pitch both long and short. Then, the conversation was pretty open ended talking about whether i was interested in sales or trading.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Sample Interview Question:

No difficult questions. Just a simple stock pitch and whether sales or trading. One unexpected question was to really dive into full detail of what I thought was sales v. trading.


2. Equity Research Analyst Interview

Process Description

First round on campus 2 v. 1 interview with associates from local office. Super Day in Milwaukee consisting of math/logic test as well as 1 on 1 interviews with different members of the research group. Happy hour afterwards for mingling.

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

Almost every 1 on 1 interview consisted of a stock pitch. There were also brainteasers like how many cubic miles of water is in Lake Michigan.


3. IBD Off-Cycle Interview

Process Description

Having completed an online application the next stage was phone interview. As this was the first ever off-cycle internship for London office there was no formal process i.e. no online tests or assessment centre. After the phone interview it took about a week until I got an email from HR confirming that I have secured a place on the internship. The interviewers were very friendly and seemed open to having an intellectual discussion as opposed to being grilled. The COO seemed to be the most friendly and interested in my answers which helped during the technical questions. HR were ace, happy to reschedule interviews and work around my deadlines.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Interview Question Example:

How would you value a business? How would you value a recruitment consultancy? How would you value a supermarket? - Outline DCF.


4. 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.

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

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.


5. Equity Research Internship Interview

Process Description

Very good interview process. First interview was with a current analyst. Focused on explaining the internship, learning more about the company, and why Equity Research. Main focus was to understand your reason for choosing ER, and to gauge your current intelligence of basic finance and accounting information. After initial interview, selected candidates take an analytical and writing exam. Very similar to GMAT level math. If chosen, applicants participate in a super day at headquarters.

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

Why are manhole covers round? More brain teasers like this in the super day.


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

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst for Baird Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Difficult
2016 Intern Off Cycle M&A Intern London Mergers and Acquisitions Very Positive Average
2015 1st Year Associate Equity Research Milwakee Equity Research Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Neutral Average
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 Intern IB Analyst Seattle Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Milwaukee Industrials Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Associate Equity Research Associate Milwaukee N/A Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst equity sales associate Milwaukee Equities Positive 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 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 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Analyst Intern Milwaukee Generalist Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Intern London Mergers and Acquisitions 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 Intern Intern London Investment Banking Negative Very Easy
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 Summer Associate Intern Investment Banking Summer Associate Milwaukee Generalist Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Equity Research Milwaukee Equity Research Neutral Difficult
2014 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Intern - IB London Mergers and Acquisitions Very Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern Investment Banking Intern Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst equity research St. Louis N/A Neutral Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Business Analyst Milwaukee Information Technology (IT) Very Positive Average
2013 Intern Equity Research Intern Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Average
2013 Research Analyst Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Equity Research Neutral Average
2013 Intern Summer Investment Banking Analyst Internship Milwaukee Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2013 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Investment Banking Positive Difficult
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 Intern Equity Research Intern Milwaukee Generalist Positive Easy
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
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
2013 Full time Milwaukee Very Positive Average
2013 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 Intern Equity Sales Summer Intern Milwaukee Sales and Trading Neutral Easy
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Positive Very Easy
2012 Intern IB Summer Analyst Milwaukee Positive Difficult
2012 Intern Equity Research Intern Milwaukee Positive Average
2012 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Neutral Average
2012 Intern Equity Research Analyst Internship Milwaukee Positive Easy
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Positive Easy
2012 Intern PWM Intern Chicago Neutral Average
2012 Intern Intern Online Neutral Average
2012 Intern Equity Research Summer Intern Milwaukee Neutral Difficult
2012 Manager Manager Milwaukee Very Negative Average
2012 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Positive Easy
2012 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Positive Difficult
2012 1st Year Associate Associate Chicago Generalist Very Positive Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst San Francisco Positive Average
2012 Intern Equity Research Summer Internship Chicago Positive Average
2012 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Positive Average
2012 1st Year Associate Associate Milwaukee Positive Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2012 Intern Investment banking SA milwaukee Positive Difficult
2012 Research Analyst Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Neutral Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst St Louis Positive Easy
2012 Intern Analyst Chicago Generalist Neutral Easy
2012 1st Year Analyst IB Analyst Chicago Very Positive Easy
2012 Intern S&T Intern Milwaukee Negative Average
2012 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Chicago Positive Average
2012 Intern Equity Research Intern Milwaukee Neutral Very Difficult
2012 1st Year Analyst Analyst Chicago Very Positive Easy
2012 1st Year Analyst IBD Off-Cycle London Very Positive Very Easy
2012 Research Analyst Equity Research Analyst Reston Positive Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Analyst Milwaukee Very Positive Average
2012 Intern Investment Banking SA Chicago Positive Very Easy
2011 Research Analyst Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Positive Difficult
2011 Intern Summer Analyst New York Positive Difficult
2011 Intern IBD summer analyst milwaukee Neutral Average
2011 1st Year Associate Associate Chicago Neutral Difficult
2011 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2011 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Program Chicago Neutral Very Easy
2010 Intern IB Summer Analyst Chicago Very Positive Average
2010 Research Associate Equity Research Associate Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Average
2010 1st Year Associate Equity Research Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Easy
2010 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Neutral Difficult
2009 Intern Investment Banking Intern Chicago Positive Easy
2008 Intern Internship Milwaukee Mergers and Acquisitions Negative Very Easy
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