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Baillie Gifford Overview

Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
1908
Company - Private
Finance
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Partnership defines us. It has since we opened our doors back in 1908. Now, as one of the UK's leading investment management firms, Baillie Gifford is owned by 41 partners who all work within the firm.

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Baillie Gifford Reviews

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  • "Pleasant but uninspiring"

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    Pros

    Great pay, excellent work-life balance, no stress, pleasant working environment and good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of bright, sparky people outside of Investment Teams and Clients Department. This is not the case at all asset management firms. Admin and Ops feels very parochial and uninspiring and could be much more effective if more risks were taken. General impression that as the firm is largely run by investment partners there's a real lack of interest in other areas and lack of appreciation of the difference it could make to improve them, in terms of both operational efficiencies and in order to attract and retain good people in the long term.

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    Trainee Investment Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Baillie Gifford (London, England (UK)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I applied via Sanctuary Graduates and got a telephone interview about a week later. The interview was fairly standard with a few competency based questions and a question on current events.

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  • Our 2016 Graduates and the Graduate Recruitment team planned their exit with plenty time to spare and all escaped! Well done all!

  • Our 2016 Graduates and the Graduate Recruitment team planned their exit with plenty time to spare and all escaped! Well done all!

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