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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2014)
"Confident, friendly, encouraging."
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...

"Researching the company is key to success, all information is on their website. Being..."

"Management are very down to earth and approachable. They are understanding and have..."

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

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

"Generous pay rise after first year. Generous expenses package. Merit based pay s..."

"The company will pay for rent so that employees can be close to work and one another...."

"I completed an online application, which was followed by a phone interview and another..."

"I was asked a range of questions on my education and previous professional experience...."

"As far as I am aware the company doesn't have a high carbon footprint."

"When on client site there is very little communication with managers. I think this..."

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

"Promotions are awarded via a combination of a merit and having the right support..."

"The company and staff do a lot of fundraising and charity events. People send around..."

"I am working within the property department and am constantly busy and enjoying the..."

"Excellent opportunity to learn, working with extremely intelligent people, desirable..."

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

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

"Fun, sociable, challenging, fair."

"I applied for FD due to its reputation for having very high standards: I knew it..."

"The Options Programme within FD is great. You are not expected to have a high calibre..."

"Make the basis for role selection clearer."

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