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Get the Inside Buzz on First Derivatives

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2019)
"Growing and friendly."
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 would recommend researching the company and really understand what it is that First..."

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

"The dress code has historically been quite strict, however, this is relaxing as the..."

"We work a standard 9:00am-6:00pm day, but I frequently find myself in the office..."

"This is very good."

"FD has many perks including client site food expenses, travel expenses, monthly food..."

"I had two interviews at HQ with HR staff this was followed by one logic test taken..."

"I was asked some company questions, financial questions as well as some questions..."

"There is no printing in the office except for HR staff."

"Managers are very easy to approach throughout the company."

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

"There isn't much movement in my particular role but there are great opportunities..."

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

"Your job with FD will depend on the client you work for, and there are various different..."

"The opportunity to gain exposure to reputable organisations globally. Working in..."

"Those based at HQ do not benefit from the expenses and accommodation package."

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

"Helpful, engaging and relaxed."

"The opportunity to travel is what attracted me to FD but when I visited HQ for my..."

"The Options Programme within FD is great. You are not expected to have a high calibre..."

"Offer greater transparency about future projects."

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