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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2014)
"Challenging, meritocratic and rewarding."
  • 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
  • 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
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What insiders say about...

"First Derivatives want people who can work hard but also have a good personality...."

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

"The offices are nice. We usually on-site in international banks. Everywhere I have..."

"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..."

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

"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...."

"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..."

"All people are treated equally and are judged based on their ability to perform as..."

"The companies structure is fairly flat due to the nature of consultancy businesses,..."

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

"In my business analyst role I am responsible for carrying out data and requirements..."

"Level of responsibility at early stages. Level of nearby expertise. Variety in the..."

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

"We have an Xbox in the head office."

"Adaptable, constantly growing."

"The opportunity to travel is what attracted me to FD but when I visited HQ for my..."

"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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