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. This total is the second-most among all firms included in the survey.

The 2018 Vault Banking 50 list is based on surveys of professional across the industry on issues that are important to employees when choosing a company. Respondents also ranked William Blair among the top five in 18 categories, including (ranking in parentheses):

  • Client interaction (1)
  • Corporate social responsibility initiatives (1)
  • Promotion policies (3)
  • Business outlook (4)
  • Compensation (4)
  • Overall diversity (4)
  • Culture (5)
  • Satisfaction (5)
  • Relationships with managers (5)

More categories where William Blair ranked in the top five or 10 include vacation policy, benefits, international opportunities, firm leadership, informal training, internal mobility, ability to challenge, formal training, work/life balance, hiring process, hours, diversity for women, diversity for minorities, and LGBT diversity.

View William Blair's full profile in the Vault rankings

"The growth of our firm is creating tremendous opportunity for professionals at all levels of our team," said Brent Gledhill, William Blair's global head of investment banking. "We believe these rankings are a reflection of our ability to bring in the industry's most talented, driven professionals and give them meaningful opportunities to grow and take on more responsibility over a short period of time."

As part of the firm's commitment to providing its employees and clients a world-class experience, William Blair moved its global headquarters to a new, state-of-the art tower on the west bank of the Chicago River in August 2017. Learn more about William Blair's new global headquarters at 150 N. Riverside in downtown Chicago, our analyst programs, and our associate programs.