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December 11 , 2017

MULTIYEAR

WINNER

MANAGERS WITH 100 TO 499 EMPLOYEES

William Blair Investment Management

Chicago
$73.9 billion AUM

Popular perks:
     • Hosts quarterly programming to promote an inclusive workforce, which includes sponsoring speakers, on-site activities and off-site events for the firm’s affinity groups for veterans, women and LGBT employees.  

     • Matches employees’ charitable giving up to $1,500 per year, matches up to $10,000 for staff members who serve on philanthropic boards, gives each employee one day of paid time off per year to volunteer at the organization of his or her choice.

     • Covers a range of treatments in its medical plan, including acupuncture, comprehensive fertility treatments and the treatment of pervasive developmental disorders.

 

Employees say:
     • “Recognition. I completed a negotiation that went well. The firm’s CEO actually called me to thank me. That effort from upper management really makes staff feel appreciated.”

     • “Great work environment with an open-door policy. Management works hard to make sure we are informed on where the company is headed.”

     • “Keeps up with the times in respect to flexible work arrangements (for all, not just a selected few), casual attire and more availability for working remotely.”

TALKING BACK: William Blair puts importance on inclusion and an open-door policy for workers.

COMPILED BY TRILBE WYNNE

Results are based on a two-part process comprised of employee surveys and an employer questionnaire. “William Blair” refers to William Blair Investment Management, LLC. William Blair is a registered trademark of William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

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