Investment Banking

Vault Survey: William Blair No. 2 in Top-10 Rankings

William Blair is pleased to announce that it received top-10 rankings in 23 individual categories in Vault’s annual rankings of the best companies to work for in the investment banking industry. For the second year in a row, this total is the second-most among all firms included in the survey.

The Vault Banking 50 list is based on surveys of professionals across the industry on issues that are important to employees when choosing a company. Overall, William Blair was ranked No. 12 in Vault’s 2019 composite list. View William Blair’s full profile in the Vault rankings.

Survey respondents ranked William Blair among the top five in the following categories:

  • Benefits
  • Business outlook
  • Client interaction
  • Corporate social responsibility initiatives
  • Culture
  • Diversity for minorities
  • Diversity for women
  • Firm leadership
  • Internal mobility
  • International opportunities
  • LGBT diversity
  • Overall diversity
  • Satisfaction
  • Vacation policy
  • Work/life balance

Other categories in which William Blair ranked in the top 10 include compensation, informal training, relationships with managers, hours, promotion policies, formal training, ability to challenge, and hiring process.

“As we continue to expand our world-class investment banking capabilities, our ability to attract and develop the industry’s most talented, driven professionals is vital to the success of our firm and our clients,” said Brent Gledhill, William Blair’s global head of investment banking. “We are thrilled to see that the Vault rankings reflect the ongoing investments we are making in our people.”

Learn more about William Blair’s investment banking analyst programs and associate programs.

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