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First Derivatives PLC

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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...

"Know the company and what they do. Know the products they sell and the companies..."

"In office there is a hard-working culture based on learning new skills and meeting..."

"The company's offices are very modern, clean and spacious. The dress code for work..."

"The working day is nine hours (including an hour for lunch) but there is flexibility..."

"Very few bills to pay as company pays for your accommodation and your expenses (when..."

"The expense package is great and having accommodation provided means much less hassle..."

"Candidates have to meet minimal education requirements before reaching the interview..."

"I was asked general questions about my background and education. I was put into a..."

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

"Managers within FD are very personable, we also have a mentor programme for incoming..."

"There are many workers from different countries and backgrounds due to the international..."

"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 work with financial systems, modifying systems according to client requirements..."

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

"We do not get paid overtime. Occasionally long hours. Occasionally it can be stressful..."

"We have an Xbox in the head office."

"Unbelievable opportunity to work with great people and live in really cool citie..."

"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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