We encourage employee interaction and communication, both across and within businesses, to enhance our collaborative culture and collegial environment. 

2022 Employee Engagement Survey Results


overall engagement score


points higher than the Financials Benchmark

Highest scoring items

94% feel the Company is committed to diversity and continued DEI progress

93% understand the impact their work has on the overall success of the department

93% feel they are provided with the appropriate level of autonomy in their role

92% understand the core values of the company

92% have a clear understanding of what is required of them to be successful in their role

92% feel informed on important Company-wide events

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Employee Resource Groups

Mesirow encourages employees to build and sustain connections at the firm by joining one of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Our ERGs enable employees to build communities as they champion awareness, respect and authenticity throughout our firm.

  • PeerConnect offers early career professionals and new hires the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Mesirow's capabilities, network with colleagues and grow their careers in the industry.

  • PrideConnect provides education, resources and support for employees who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies.

  • WomenConnect aims to connect, educate and empower the women of Mesirow, creating a strong culture of women at the firm and further business development.

Community engagement

Volunteer opportunities with Mesirow’s partner organizations are communicated throughout the year, particularly around our “Values in Action” days annually. Through this initiative, Mesirow has contributed the following:

  • Financial literacy programming for eighth grade students through our “Big Shoulders Fund” Stock Market curriculum

  • Mentoring and support for job seekers in  underserved communities, often in 1-on-1 partnerships

  • Investments in Chicago neighborhoods through partnership with Metropolitan Family Services


Mesirow Match program

The Mesirow Match program is the firm's ongoing charitable match program. By supporting your personal contributions to organizations and initiatives that matter, we continue the firm's longstanding commitment to our culture and our community.

In its inaugural year, the Mesirow Match program contributed $10,000 to qualified nonprofits.

Workplace Giving

Through the Workplace Giving program, employees support one or more organizations by making a donation through their paycheck. Each pay period, Mesirow deducts a specified amount and sends it directly to a charitable organization.

With an annual contribution of $120 or more, employees receive an extra day of paid vacation and a credit to the company store.