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Baillie Gifford & Co

Baillie Gifford & Co

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Baillie Gifford & Co

9.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2019)
"Very friendly, professional and aspirational place to work."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.3 / 10
 
Hours
9.1 / 10
 
Salary
9.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.1 / 10
 
 
Training
8.9 / 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

  • There aren’t many international opportunities on offer.
  • Diversity is seen as needing work at senior levels.
  • Some may find the amount of independence they’re given intimidating.
  • There could be more clarity around decision making in the company.

What insiders say about...

"Research the company's structure, what their business plan is and the technologies..."

"There's a big emphasis on socialising, which is great when you've moved to a new..."

"We have fine offices in a good location in Edinburgh. Some facilities could be better...."

"Our core hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with an hour for lunch and I have very rarely..."

"The pay is competitive for a graduate scheme and the bonus and pension scheme are..."

"We have a fantastic pension scheme."

"The interview process is relatively short compared to some other companies. I preferred..."

"I was asked questions about why I applied and what interested me in the IT field...."

"There is a dedicated action group that looks into green initiatives."

"Baillie Gifford takes mentoring very seriously. Every investment graduate will have..."

"I think there's a long way to go in terms of seeing a visible improvement in levels..."

"It's a strict five-year training programme and then things are reasonably clear after..."

"I've had very good work opportunities. Day to day I may be meeting with different..."

"Getting excellent opportunities early on in our career. There's travel and opportunities..."

"I sometimes feel I am not being stretched enough as a developer and the firm can..."

"Baillie Gifford sponsors many events and charities throughout Scotland."

"An open-minded and supportive employer."

"It appreciates qualitative research and there is a true cognitive diversity at the..."

"The training programmes cover a broad spectrum of things such as industry qualifications,..."

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

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