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

1. Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

I began networking with Baird in the fall of 2012. Baird came to campus for first round, 1-on-1 interviews in early February of 2013. Around 15 kids interviewed on campus, with about 6 receiving invitations to second round "Superday" interviews in Chicago. The Superday consisted of 6 interviews with bankers, a mix of technical and behavioral questions. Offers were given on the evening of the Superday interviews.

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

"How does PIK debt affect cash flows in an LBO?" I had prepped for LBO questions but this one I had not covered.


2. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Had a phone screen, then a superday at the office a few days later. For the superday, I interviewed with every single member of the team, a total of five two-on-one interviews and 1 one-on-one interview.

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

Our team is obviously neither in New York City nor at headquarters in Milwaukee. Why would you want to work here instead of those bigger cities?


3. 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

Robert W. Baird & Co. Interviews:

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


4. Investment Banking Analyst Intern Interview

Process Description

There was a 2 on 1 interview on campus with a second year Analyst and Associate. They were great guys. I think it is very true that Baird focuses on a "No Asshole" policy. It was primarily a behavioral interview with about 5 technicals that were not too bad. I was then invited to a superday. The day started with a 30 minute writing assessment followed by 5 interviews with analysts to vice presidents. Four of the interviews were different behavioral questions with one pair responsible for technicals. Once again, nothing was too hard. It was obvious they were looking for fit. I really enjoyed meeting everyone at the fir,.

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

Walk me through the three financial statement and how all three are connected.They wanted you to explain at least three connections.


5. Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

I did a couple of cold calls/emails with Associate/VP level bankers at the firm, and was referred into the internship process. I was contacted immediately (the day after) submitting my application online and scheduled a phone interview. About a week after the interview I was called in for a superday. Both the superday and the phone interview mostly pertained to fit, with very few technical questions. The most technical question I fielded was walking them through an LBO model, albeit on a basic level. There were more questions revolving around a true understanding of accounting/financial statements. The most unusual part of the process was the writing test, but the subject matter was not difficult (defending an investment).

Robert W. Baird & Co. Sample Interview Question:

Question: What is the most important moment of your entire life? (For whatever reason I was completely unprepared for this question and they slipped it in between technical questions)


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

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
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
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
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 Summer Intern London Mergers and Acquisitions 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 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 1st Year Analyst equity research St. Louis N/A Neutral Easy
2014 Intern Equity Research Milwaukee Equity Research Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Associate Equity Research Associate Milwaukee N/A Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Intern Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst equity sales associate Milwaukee Equities Positive Average
2014 2nd Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Washington 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 Intern Investment Banking Analyst Intern Milwaukee Generalist Positive Average
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 Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Washington, DC Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Investment Banking Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Industrials Very Positive Average
2013 Full time Milwaukee 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 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 Intern Equity Sales Summer Intern Milwaukee Sales and Trading Neutral Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Business Analyst Milwaukee Information Technology (IT) Very Positive Average
2013 Research Analyst Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Equity Research Neutral Average
2013 Intern Equity Research Intern Milwaukee Equity Research Positive 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
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