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

1. Equity Research Interview

Process Description

Straightforward, selected for on-campus interview, then got invited back for a super day the following week, which consisted of an array of interviews and tests, ones that paralleled the GMAT. Further, after my first interview, I was sent an email to complete within 48 hours, consisting of math and verbal questions and an essay. Overall, the process was cumbersome to say the least.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Sample Interview Question:

Nothing unexpected, just the typical ER interview, why ER, what is ER, why us, why you, and also pitch me a stock.


2. 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. Sample Interview Question:

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


3. IB Analyst Interview

Process Description

Online app, no networking. The process took about 3 weeks. First call- HR screen Second call- 2-1 basic interview mix of behavioral / technical. Superday- 30 min writing assessment( basis summary for an investment memo) then seven 1-1 interviews.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Interview Question Example:

Nothing surprising, basic questions. The group was fairly small about 10 people. so fit was the most important part for them.


4. Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Process Description

Initial contact was by one of Baird's HR recruiters through LinkedIn. The phone interview consisted of typical questions such as: why Investment Banking, why Baird, why did you choose your school, in addition to technical questions such as walk me through what happens with a depreciation expense, what is the difference between I-banking and equity research, what are different methods of valuing a company, and a couple more. Overall, the interview was laid back and casual. Unfortunately, they were only brining in 2 people for a final-round interview for the Tampa office and they went with candidates with more IB background than what I had.

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

Walk me through what happens with a depreciation expense on each of the financial statements.


5. 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,.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Interview Question Example:

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


All 86 Robert W. Baird & Co. Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2017 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking- Biotech Analyst Boston Healthcare Positive Average
2017 Intern Intern London Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2017 2nd Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2017 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Very Positive Average
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 1st Year Analyst Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Neutral 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 Summer Associate Intern Equity Research Summer Analyst Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Very Difficult
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 Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Intern - IB London Mergers and Acquisitions Very 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 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Chicago Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Associate Equity Research Associate Milwaukee N/A Positive Difficult
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 Intern Summer Intern London Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Neutral 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 Summer Analyst St. Louis Energy Positive Easy
2014 Intern Equity Research Milwaukee Equity Research Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Analyst Intern Milwaukee Generalist Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Very 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 Intern Chicago Investment Banking Neutral 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
2014 Summer Associate Intern Investment Banking Summer Associate Milwaukee Generalist Very Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Easy
2014 Intern Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Industrials Very Positive Average
2013 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Neutral Average
2013 Full time Milwaukee Very Positive Average
2013 Intern Equity Research Internship Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Difficult
2013 Intern Equity Sales Summer Intern Milwaukee Sales and Trading Neutral Easy
2013 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Positive Average
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 Generalist Positive Easy
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
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 Analyst Washington Investment Banking Positive Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Very 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
2012 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Chicago Positive Average
2012 Intern S&T Intern Milwaukee Negative 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
2012 Intern IB Summer Analyst Milwaukee Positive Difficult
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Milwaukee Investment Banking Positive Very Easy
2012 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Neutral Average
2012 Intern Equity Research Intern Milwaukee Positive Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Positive Easy
2012 Intern Equity Research Analyst Internship Milwaukee Positive Easy
2012 Intern Intern Online Neutral Average
2012 Intern PWM Intern Chicago Neutral Average
2012 Manager Manager Milwaukee Very Negative Average
2012 Intern Equity Research Summer Intern Milwaukee Neutral Difficult
2012 1st Year Associate Investment Banking Associate Chicago Positive Difficult
2012 1st Year Associate Associate Chicago Generalist Very Positive Average
2012 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Chicago Positive Easy
2012 Intern Equity Research Summer Internship Chicago Positive Average
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst San Francisco 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 Summer Analyst Chicago Positive Average
2012 Research Analyst Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Neutral Average
2012 Intern Investment banking SA milwaukee Positive Difficult
2012 Intern Analyst Chicago Generalist Neutral Easy
2012 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst St Louis Positive Easy
2012 1st Year Analyst IB Analyst Chicago Very Positive Easy
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
2011 Research Analyst Equity Research Analyst Milwaukee Positive Difficult
2011 Intern Summer Analyst New York Positive Difficult
2010 1st Year Associate Equity Research Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Easy
2010 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Neutral Difficult
2010 Intern IB Summer Analyst Chicago Very Positive Average
2010 Research Associate Equity Research Associate Milwaukee Equity Research Positive Average
2009 Intern Investment Banking Intern Chicago Positive Easy
2008 Intern Internship Milwaukee Mergers and Acquisitions Negative Very Easy