Baillie Gifford Reviews

Updated 17 Jan 2021

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4.4
92%
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97%
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Baillie Gifford Joint Senior Partners Charles Plowden and Andrew Telfer (no image)
Charles Plowden and Andrew Telfer
25 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)

  • "Great working environment, where they focus a lot on your development(in 3 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. "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

  2. "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


  3. "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

  4. "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

  5. "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.

  6. "One of the better companies out there"

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

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Generous pay, bonuses, and benefits - Focus on employee well-being and development - Ability to voice opinions without being penalized - The company strives to do the right thing

    Cons

    - Very bureaucratic - Lack of strategic leadership from partnership - Elitist culture

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  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)

    "Top notch"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Administration 
    Recommends

    I worked at Baillie Gifford full-time

    Pros

    Good team environment, great staff benefits & salary package

    Cons

    Not much room for progression in area, manager at the time had obvious favourites

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Baillie Gifford full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fascinating work, smart people, we remunerated

    Cons

    There is a changing of the guard amongst the partnership. Will the new partners be as long term and as considered as the old ones?

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