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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..."

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

"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..."

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

"It is a very social company; there are a lot of social events which is a great way..."

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

"Excellent investment firm."

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

"I think the company should give you more time off for CFA study."

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