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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Dynamic and forward-thinking."
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...

"The interview process was short and concise. I attended an interview session in Newry..."

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

"The office space is clean and bright. Our dress code is corporate and quite stri..."

"We work a standard 9:00am-6:00pm day, but I frequently find myself in the office..."

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

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

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

"Questions included: what does First Derivatives do? Describe yourself in 3 words...."

"Our bar ink cartridges get recycled but we could do more."

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

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

"FD, as well as the client, provide feedback and reviews to monitor each employees..."

"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..."

"There's a lot of responsibility to go around, which is good for confidence as well..."

"There's little choice in the location you work in but you are well prepared for ..."

"The average age of employees is 26."

"Fast paced."

"The opportunities to work for global clients and the package offered."

"The capital markets training programme has introduced me to both finance and technology...."

"Improve the HQ conditions or consider ending the working day at 5:00 pm or 5:30 ..."

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