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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2018)
"Employee-focused, helpful, exciting."
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...

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

"We have a work-hard play-hard culture with lots of social nights out and team bonding..."

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

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

"Generous pay rise after first year. Generous expenses package. Merit based pay s..."

"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 general questions about my background and education. I was put into a..."

"There's lots of emphasis on recycling here."

"Managers are very approachable and accommodating by providing feedback and advice..."

"We have a very diverse recruitment policy but I think our maternity policy could..."

"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 am developer for a top tier US investment bank, developing apps for the trading..."

"Getting a good expenses and accommodation package."

"There can sometimes be an inconsistent level of workflow."

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

"Unbelievable opportunity to work with great people and live in really cool citie..."

"The good reputation of the company."

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

"Make the basis for role selection clearer."

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