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Baillie Gifford Reviews

Updated 20 June 2018
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  1. "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great culture, free coffee & fruit, excellent opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    could do with a small cull of the dead wood.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance, a firm which is true to its ethos (supporting creativity etc.)

    Cons

    Getting used to Scottish weather and a city which is new to many

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, interesting work and people

    Cons

    Scottish weather, pay can be a bit opaque


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baillie Gifford full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very open minded, lots going on, very supportive of staff

    Cons

    Staff don't leave, so some staff are a bit institutionalised


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Generous bonus (even for people that under-perform), pleasant offices, super polite culture, successful at what they do so very secure, generous training provision

    Cons

    A lot of dead wood clogging promotion opportunities, lacklustre approach to performance management and career development, inward looking, unnecessarily slow moving


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate culture, partnership structure, excellent career development and consideration for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity within partnership - has been identified as an area for attention and efforts are being made to improve this.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Job Satisfaction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The firm looks after its employees - it feels like a nice place to work. The rewards for hard work are there.

    Cons

    Nothing of note at this point.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this current stage.

  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Good remuneration
    - Nice offices with free coffee

    Cons

    - Not many to speak of


  9. "Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a great culture and unparalleled work-life balance

    Cons

    Very few, great programme. Internships are usually long, some 3 months plus and hence a few could see that as a downside but to most should be positive.


  10. "Administration dept"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Pros

    Work life balance, salary and bonus structure

    Cons

    Lack of promotion prospects within flat org structure


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