Get the Inside Buzz on First Derivatives

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2019)
"Helpful, engaging and relaxed."
Pros: 
  • The graduate salary and benefits package is considered 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.
  • Opportunities for travel have not come as quickly as some hoped.
  • Some facilities and systems could be improved.
  • The career development is seen as slow by some.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
5.3 / 10
 
Hours
7.4 / 10
 
Salary
7.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.6 / 10
 
 
Training
8.6 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"I uploaded my CV online and then had a telephone interview followed by a face-to-face..."

"The company culture is great. There are large groups of staff in all major cities..."

"The dress code has historically been quite strict, however, this is relaxing as the..."

"I work from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Thursday but 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Frid..."

"The salary is fair and I have found that bonuses are generous."

"Whilst on client site, the company cover your flights, accommodation, food and travel..."

"There was an interview day in the office involving two one-on-one interviews, a group..."

"The interview questions weren't technical and were more focused on me and my CV."

"I'm not sure what the company's green conscience is as I rarely see publications..."

"I work alongside senior HR management so communication is good. I'm given tasks by..."

"We have a very diverse recruitment policy but I think our maternity policy could..."

"Our salary was increased in our second year and I will have a salary review every..."

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

"I feel that I am gaining more responsibility as the months go on. I am being assigned..."

"Getting to live and work in some of the best cities in the world. The young average..."

"When on a long term project there can be very little communication from First De..."

"FD/Kx won the Best Technology Award at the 2018 Alternative Investment Market Aw..."

"Constantly evolving and adapting to a constantly changing market place."

"The great opportunities for travel."

"The company offers excellent formal training, including daily classes and textbooks..."

"Make the basis for role selection clearer."

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