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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Busy, lively and friendly."
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...

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"The head office could be more developedas it can occasioanlly get overcrowded. It..."

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"I was asked a lot of questions about myself and my understanding of FD."

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

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

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

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"Getting a good expenses and accommodation package."

"The method of claiming expenses means having to keep every receipt, which can be..."

"We have an Xbox in the head office."

"Constantly evolving and adapting to a constantly changing market place."

"The fact that it was a local employer with a great reputation."

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

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