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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."
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
 

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

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"The interview process is relatively short compared to some other companies. I preferred..."

"Managers are very accessible and within the first few weeks I had already spoken..."

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

"The work is intellectually stimulating. I work with friendly and approachable colleagues..."

"I live in Glasgow and my commute can be very long."

"Hard-working, good culture, friendly, motivational, quality."

"Training is excellent - both inhouse and external is a very high standard."

"I think there should be slightly more focus on the final role the graduate may wish..."

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