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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Busy, lively and friendly."
Pros: 
  • The graduate salary and benefits package is very generous.
  • Work given to graduates is both challenging and innovative.
  • Colleagues and managers are supportive when it comes to graduate development.
  • Expenses can be claimed for many things, which graduates find very helpful.
Cons: 
  • The hours are considered to be pretty long by some graduates.
  • Graduates may not have much control over the location they end up in.
  • Some facilities and systems could be improved.
  • The method of claiming expenses can be tricky.
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.2 / 10
 
Hours
8.0 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.2 / 10
 
 
Training
8.0 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Be confident in your experience and be able to talk convincingly around all the information..."

"We have a very positive and social culture."

"Office space is open-plan, which means no-one is cornered off or inaccessible. The..."

"The usual working hours are usually around 9:00am-5:00pm but also depend on which..."

"The salary is very competitive and on top of that FD pay for the majority of expenses..."

"We get trips to universities across the UK and Ireland as well as expenses paid on..."

"The application process for me was one of the simplest. There was no two-three hour..."

"You have to have a firm grasp of what the company does. Candidates are asked to talk..."

"There's lots of emphasis on recycling here."

"Managers are very accessible within FD. Even high level management staff can be contacted..."

"I have seen first-hand the efforts to promote diversity. Graduates are hired internationally,..."

"The average age of people in the company is 26, this means there's lots of room for..."

"The fact that the company commit to recruiting, retaining and basing local talent..."

"My day-to-day role can be quite repetitive but I am happy as this is my first client-facing..."

"Getting a good expenses and accommodation package."

"Sometimes need to work long hours."

"The average age of employees is 26."

"Employee-focused, helpful, exciting."

"I chose FD for the opportunities to travel and because I knew that if you do a good..."

"The training in your first two years is second to none, after that the company support..."

"More formal classes would be appreciated."

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