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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baillie Gifford & Co

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2015)
"Excellent investment firm."
Culture
9.4 / 10
 
Hours
9.6 / 10
 
Salary
9.4 / 10
 
 
Training
9.0 / 10
 

Pros

  • The 3 year training programme is comprehensive and allows grads to get a good understanding of the company
  • Graduates are able to work independently on interesting, varied projects

Cons

  • Starting out can be a little daunting, though support is available
  • Graduates could benefit from having more time to prepare for their CFA exam

What insiders say about...

"I would recommend researching the company. The company culture is hugely important..."

"The company has a very flat structure, you can potentially sit next to one of the..."

"Work hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, but the general culture is to arrive a little early..."

"The pay structure is in line with the sector, however, living costs in Edinburgh..."

"I had two interviews: a technical test and a lunch with my potential managers."

"Management are highly accessible. We all sit together. Performance feedback is very..."

"I write reports on companies, trying to gauge their long-term future profits."

"Baillie Gifford offers you continuous training (technical, financial, soft skills)..."

"Time to prepare for CFA exam should be extended by at least a week in my view. Culture..."

"Very friendly, professional and aspirational place to work."

"There are a large number of training sessions in the first few weeks, to cover induction..."

"I would have appreciated more comprehensive accounting and valuation training in..."

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