Baillie Gifford & Co

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Baillie Gifford & Co

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Very friendly, professional and aspirational place to work."
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
9.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.2 / 10
 
 
Training
9.0 / 10
 

Pros

  • The salary is seen as being competitive and fair for the work carried out.
  • Training is extensive and comprehensive and mentors in the office are helpful and available.
  • Interesting and engaging work is offered to graduates from an early stage.
  • There’s a friendly and cooperative environment with a flat hierarchy.

Cons

  • The options for career advancement are not very transparent after a certain point.
  • Diversity is seen as being poor at senior levels.
  • Some feel there could be more secondments across departments.
  • There could be more clarity around decision making in the company.

What insiders say about...

"Being confident and well rehearsed in presentation and interviews would be a good..."

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

"We have a great central location and a comfortable office with ongoing efforts being..."

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

"Although it is standard for the industry, I think the base salary at Baillie Gifford..."

"There's free coffee and free fruit as well as annual firm-wide away days, Christmas..."

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

"The first interview focused on my CV and life choices, while the second interview..."

"Efforts are being made to reduce our carbon footprint, energy usage and waste generation...."

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

"The current situation in terms of the numbers (eg low numbers of female partners..."

"There's lots of uncertainty. I have little clarity on promotion possibilities and..."

"My work is varied and intellectually stimulating. Every day is different. I spend..."

"Very comprehensive three year training program; interesting people with different..."

"I think there is a slight lack of transparency in decision processes at times. It's..."

"Baillie Gifford started as a law firm 110 years ago."

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

"I'd previously worked for a media agency that serviced Baillie Gifford as one of..."

"The training provided is top notch. CFA Level I and the IMC are requirements within..."

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

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