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December 10 , 2018

MULTIYEAR

WINNER

MANAGERS WITH 100 TO 499 EMPLOYEES

William Blair Investment Management

Chicago
AUM: $61.6 billion
Employees: 303

Popular perks:
     • Supports employee interests, such as providing a television and food for March Madness NCAA basketball games; gives employees one paid day off per year to volunteer for a charity of their choice; and sponsors affinity groups, including a Women’s Alliance, a Veterans Alliance and a Pride Alliance for LGBT employees. 

     • Follows a “dress for your day” philosophy, which gives the staff the flexibility to choose office attire, from casual to business, based on roles and responsibilities. 

     • Supports employee development with programming that includes lunch-and-learn sessions and “Courageous Conversations,” a quarterly series of workshops, inspirational talks and in-depth learning sessions. 

 

Employees say:
     • “It’s like a good baseball team where everybody is friends. I love being part of the wonderful and talented team that is William Blair.”

     • “Signature lines and business cards don’t have titles because everyone is treated the same and they include all levels of the firm/department in events no matter what level of employee you are.”

     • “The amazing new office building is a really nice perk to working here.”

GOOD START: William Blair employees held a career day for students with MetroSquash, its community partner, to talk about discovering your passion and developing a career path.

COMPILED BY TRILBE WYNNE AND MEAGHAN KILROY

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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