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Satisfaction with Work

8.5 / 10

(based on 6 ratings in 2018)


"I am responsible for producing the marketing materials that go out to pitch for new clients. This involves a lot of contact with various departments in the business and working closely with client contacts. The graduate scheme has really helped in this as I have a contact in every department after going around all the different areas and also have a solid understanding of these departments. I love being able to speak to a variety of people every day and learning about all the different strategies and products we offer."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"I'm very satisfied as my work is varied and challenging."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"My day-to-day role has varied massively due to the nature of my rotational grad scheme. My rotations have been interesting and it's been great to understand the intricacies of investment operations at Baillie Gifford. However, the quality of work assigned over the last two years has varied significantly. I've been interested and engaged by the work for the most part but, as departments inevitably face time pressures and short staffing at times, work assigned has sometimes been scarce or I've felt like I haven't made a meaningful contribution to the team."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"My primary role is to analyse companies. I have complete freedom to research what I want and how I want. I look for companies that have the means and ambition to meaningfully improve the world and potentially deliver excellent returns to investors as a result."
Entry level, Edinburgh
"My work is varied and intellectually stimulating. Every day is different. I spend most days in the office reading from various information sources, analysing investment opportunities, writing reports and placing investment deals. Other days are spent overseas attending conferences and meeting corporate management or external fund managers."
Mid level, Edinburgh


"My role involves a range of tasks including: reviewing companies, writing reports, meeting management teams, meeting industry analysts, writing meeting notes and attending conference calls."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"My current responsibilities are manageable for the experience I have gained in the first three months. Other members of the team are willing to help solve problems and provide training where required."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"I am responsible for analysing potential investments, seeking out interesting sources of information and making recommendations/discussing others' recommendations."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"I write reports on companies, trying to gauge their long-term future profits."
Graduate, Edinburgh
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