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8.4 / 10

(based on 8 ratings in 2019)


"The structure is very flat and employees tend to stay for a long time with low turnover. However, I would still like to think there was room for progression for the right candidate."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"It's a strict five-year training programme and then things are reasonably clear after this."
Graduate, Edinburgh


"I think transparency and communication around this could be better. However, I get the feeling that you will be rewarded appropriately if you put in the work, show results and know how to go after what you want."
Entry level, Edinburgh
"There's lots of uncertainty. I have little clarity on promotion possibilities and what it takes to achieve this."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"At times it's difficult to know where you will end up and what a 'move up' will actually look like. Where employee retention rates are so high, it's hard to see obvious progression. However, it is apparent that hard work doesn't go unrewarded and, as an employer, Baillie Gifford is very supportive of whatever direction you choose to go in."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"The first five years of an investment graduate's career are clearly set out. Promotion is straightforward (based on doing a good job in each rotation, passing professional qualification exams and the internal sign-off process). Beyond these five years, promotion prospects become more arbitrary. Different investment teams offer different opportunities and what it takes to move up the ranks is less clear."
Mid level, Edinburgh
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