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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2014)
"Adaptable, constantly growing."
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..."

"The company promote social activities; there's always something to do, whether it's..."

"I'm working in the Sydney office which is just off the water front and a two minute..."

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

"If you're doing a good job, the company generally reward you appropriately."

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

"The application process for me was one of the simplest. There was no two-three hour..."

"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."

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

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

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

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

"I'm working as a developer on a system which watches the Australian Equities and..."

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

"Occasional lack of communication between management levels/departments."

"First Derivatives is one of only two publicly listed companies in Northern Irela..."

"Confident, friendly, encouraging."

"I wasn't sure what field I wanted to go into after university. First Derivatives..."

"The company offers excellent formal training, including daily classes and textbooks..."

"Make the basis for role selection clearer."

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