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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2014)
"Technology consultants and developers for the banking industry."
Pros: 
  • The graduate salary and benefits package is very generous
  • Lots of opportunities to work with top tier investment banks in very exciting locations
  • Work given to graduates is challenging and innovative
  • Colleagues are intelligent and always supportive when it comes to graduate development
Cons: 
  • Occasionally graduates will find themselves working pretty long hours
  • Grads may end up in a location they are not keen on
  • Communication between management and employees could be improved
  • When on a long term project graduates may feel a little disconnected from the company
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.1 / 10
 
Hours
7.2 / 10
 
Salary
6.7 / 10
 
 
 
Diversity
8.2 / 10
 
 
CSR
7.1 / 10
 
Training
7.6 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Before the interview, read up about recent news on the company, research financial..."

"The company promote social activities; there's always something to do, whether it's..."

"Our offices around the world are located in vibrant financial cities. The dress code..."

"A standard day is 8:30am-6:00pm, however, this depends on the client. First Derivatives..."

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

"Perks include: invites to events, nights out drinks/food are provided, expenses when..."

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

"I was asked: what do you know about the company? Why are you interested in the finance..."

"There is no printing in the office except for HR staff."

"Relations with management can vary case by case but in my own experience, the more..."

"The company has large numbers of women in upper management positions and as consultants,..."

"In my experience, consultancy work does not provide much in terms of career progression,..."

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

"I am the only person in Europe on both support and development roles for my project...."

"Opportunity to travel, working with top tier investment banks and funds, working..."

"Occasional lack of communication between management levels/departments."

"We work with over 100 different clients in over 100 different countries."

"Technology consultants and developers for the banking industry."

"I wasn't sure what field I wanted to go into after university. First Derivatives..."

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

"More classes on some technical topics could be useful."

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