Baillie Gifford Reviews

Updated 23 Feb 2021

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4.5
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Baillie Gifford Joint Senior Partners Charles Plowden and Andrew Telfer (no image)
Charles Plowden and Andrew Telfer
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Has lunchtime clubs such as the monthly run club which enforces the culture of the company of having a good work/life balance(in 18 reviews)

  • "The company has a great culture(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too Edinburgh based, wished they had bigger offices elsewhere(in 5 reviews)

  • "Lack of diversity within partnership - has been identified as an area for attention and efforts are being made to improve this(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Brilliant Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    Really look after their staff and seem to have their best interests in mind

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  2. "A culture like no other"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baillie Gifford full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Family like community feel Great work life balance and flexibility Ability to lateral within the firm to other roles and departments Always willing to invest the time and effort in training you

    Cons

    Slow progression, the hierarchy model needs to change. It looks like a flat structure but is in fact a large base with a very small number of people sitting on top. No other negatives though

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  3. "Fund Administrator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Administrator 

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    Great, flexible, nice working environment

    Cons

    No cons to add as looking good

  4. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, cares about employees. Good wage

    Cons

    Nothing bad can say about company

  5. "Outstanding"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    great colleagues, good place to work

    Cons

    not really any at all

  6. "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    BG genuinely takes a long-term view of the interests of clients and employees. Steadily becoming more diverse.

    Cons

    It's grown fast, and that makes it harder to get things done.

  7. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager 

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and salary are fantastic

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons, great place to work

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great culture

    Cons

    There are no cons to this company

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tea Lady"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Tea Lady in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    Good British Tea for everyone

    Cons

    Coffee machine in pantry broken

  10. "Excellent company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    - Good culture - Flexible working

    Cons

    - Sometimes too set in their ways

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