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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2019)
"Fast-paced, diverse and young."
Pros: 
  • The graduate salary and benefits package is considered 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.
  • Opportunities for travel have not come as quickly as some hoped.
  • Some facilities and systems could be improved.
  • The career development is seen as slow by some.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
5.3 / 10
 
Hours
7.4 / 10
 
Salary
7.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.6 / 10
 
 
Training
8.6 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"I first applied to FD with an online CV upload and some general questions about my..."

"FD places a lot of emphasis on work/life balance, with lots of sports and social..."

"Due to the accelerated recruitment of recent months, the office I am situated in..."

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

"While the base salary is lower than other employers might offer, the company-provided..."

"There are great social events planned including overnight trips away to different..."

"There was an interview day in the office involving two one-on-one interviews, a group..."

"I was asked: what do you know about the company? Why are you interested in the finance..."

"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..."

"We have lots of international employees and more women have been joining in recent..."

"Our salary was increased in our second year and I will have a salary review every..."

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

"The role is enjoyable and provides a high level of responsibility. The amount of..."

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

"I was originally expecting to go travelling quite quickly with the company. However,..."

"FD/Kx won the Best Technology Award at the 2018 Alternative Investment Market Aw..."

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

"Professional progression, friendly staff and opportunities for global travel."

"Personally I loved the initial Kx training, it assumed no prior knowledge and it..."

"Make the basis for role selection clearer."

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