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Relations with Management

8.8 / 10

(based on 8 ratings in 2019)

2019

"Managers are accessible and, for the most part, friendly and approachable."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Everyone's very accessible and regular bi-weekly catch ups are heavily promoted."
Finance, Graduate, Edinburgh
"Managers are very approachable and are keen to assist in career progression."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"My manager is always very accessible and ready to help. After moving on from my grad project into another part of the business, I saw this was the case with my new team's manager too."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Managers, directors and partners do not have their own offices, they sit at desks mixed in with everyone else. The majority are more than happy to answer any questions you may have."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"It depends on the individual team's culture. They all have mentor training and people are very happy to pass on knowledge. Internal communication can be a little difficult and performance feedback isn't a fast loop due to the length of the training cycle."
Graduate, Edinburgh

2018

"Managers are very accessible and approachable and are always happy to answer questions and to help."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Managers are generally good and accessible. The biggest issue is occasional poor dissemination of information and little explaining of decisions. To be fair, management have begun working on this."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Overall I've found managers to be extremely accessible. I've rarely felt uncomfortable asking for help throughout my secondments. Feedback is generally meaningful and constructive and I've never felt my efforts have gone unrecognised."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"There's a strong learning and teaching culture at the firm."
Entry level, Edinburgh
"Baillie Gifford takes mentoring very seriously. Every investment graduate will have a year-group mentor (a partner) and a mentor on the team. Some mentors are better than others and there is now a committee in place to share best practice and raise the overall quality of mentoring, performance feedback and recognition. The partners of Baillie Gifford make strategic decisions regarding the direction of the organisation. Their processes and decisions were not always frequently and clearly communicated, but that is changing for the better."
Mid level, Edinburgh

2015

"Communication between all employees is very easy. Managers are extremely approachable. Official performance feedback occurs twice per annum. You have regular catch-ups with your Team Leader who will give you continuous feedback, praise and recognition. They expect communication in these scenarios to be two way and your feedback is extremely valued."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Management sit with employees in an open plan office, and are easily accessible. Catch-ups are with buddies on a weekly basis and an assistant manager on a monthly basis. They are an opportunity to raise concerns and discuss tasks but provide little performance feedback."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Managers are very friendly and approachable and always are available to ask questions."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Management are highly accessible. We all sit together. Performance feedback is very good. Recognition and praise are hard to deal with in the investment management context, particularly because over-confidence is a source of under-performance. I think my performance feedback has been fair and accurate."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Managers are very accessible and within the first few weeks I had already spoken to the senior partners."
Graduate, Edinburgh
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