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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)
"Supportive and receptive."
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
Culture
9.4 / 10
 
Hours
9.6 / 10
 
Salary
9.4 / 10
 
 
Training
9.0 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Candidates should try to get as much information about the company as they can."

"Generally very flat organisational structure: senior staff sit alongside junior staff..."

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

"The pay is very reasonable and is in line with other schemes, the bonuses are yearly..."

"There was a CV-based interview but no formal assessments involved. Personality, attitude..."

"Managers are very friendly and approachable and always are available to ask ques..."

"My role involves a range of tasks including: reviewing companies, writing reports,..."

"You are given tasks with high responsibility and can ask for help whenever required...."

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

"Excellent investment firm."

"Part of investment management is developing your own ideas, and balancing this with..."

"I would encourage the company to help graduates build relationships with other graduates..."

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