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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2014)
"Employee-focused, helpful, exciting."
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 culture is great. There are large groups of staff in all major cities..."

"Our offices around the world are located in vibrant financial cities. The dress code..."

"My department very flexible with regards to your work hours, should you have a dentist/bank..."

"Very few bills to pay as company pays for your accommodation and your expenses (when..."

"Perks include: invites to events, nights out drinks/food are provided, expenses when..."

"Candidates have to meet minimal education requirements before reaching the interview..."

"Questions included: what does First Derivatives do? Describe yourself in 3 words...."

"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..."

"There are many workers from different countries and backgrounds due to the international..."

"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..."

"I am working within the property department and am constantly busy and enjoying the..."

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

"Sometimes need to work long hours."

"We work with over 100 different clients in over 100 different countries."

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

"I chose FD for the opportunities to travel and because I knew that if you do a good..."

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

"More classes on some technical topics could be useful."

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