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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)
"Intellectual, curious, interesting."
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..."

"Baillie Gifford is looking for a particular type of person for their investment management..."

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

"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..."

"They encourage new ideas and for you to develop new skills."

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

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

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