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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...

"Before the interview, read up about recent news on the company, research financial..."

"The culture at FD is excellent. There is a young workforce with an emphasis on socialising..."

"I'm working in the Sydney office which is just off the water front and a two minute..."

"A standard day is 8:30am-6:00pm, however, this depends on the client. First Derivatives..."

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

"The company will pay for rent so that employees can be close to work and one another...."

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

"You have to have a firm grasp of what the company does. Candidates are asked to talk..."

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

"Managers are very accessible within FD. Even high level management staff can be contacted..."

"The company has large numbers of women in upper management positions and as consultants,..."

"The average age of people in the company is 26, this means there's lots of room for..."

"The company and staff do a lot of fundraising and charity events. People send around..."

"I feel that I am gaining more responsibility as the months go on. I am being assigned..."

"Excellent opportunity to learn, working with extremely intelligent people, desirable..."

"There's little choice in the location you work in but you are well prepared for ..."

"We have an Xbox in the head office."

"Young, friendly and provides amazing opportunities."

"The grand scale of its operations and its reputation."

"The training in your first two years is second to none, after that the company support..."

"It would be good if during the grad scheme there was a mandatory external accreditation..."

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