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Get the Inside Buzz on First Derivatives

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Young, friendly and provides amazing opportunities."
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..."

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

"Some of the HR office facilities could be improved."

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

"Pay is suitable for the benefits that are received when on-site."

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

"I had two interviews at HQ with HR staff this was followed by one logic test taken..."

"I had competency questions followed by research questions into the company."

"There's lots of emphasis on recycling here."

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

"The company employs people from a wide range of backgrounds and from a number of..."

"There isn't much movement in my particular role but there are great opportunities..."

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

"My day-to-day role can be quite repetitive but I am happy as this is my first client-facing..."

"Challenging and innovative work. Working with people all over the world. Ability..."

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

"We have an Xbox in the head office."

"Fast paced."

"First Derivatives offers a good opportunity to get experience early in my career..."

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

"It would be good if during the grad scheme there was a mandatory external accreditation..."

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