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Get the Inside Buzz on First Derivatives

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2014)
"Unbelievable opportunity to work with great people and live in really cool cities."
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..."

"Management are very down to earth and approachable. They are understanding and have..."

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

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

"Pay is suitable for the benefits that are received when on-site."

"The expense package is great and having accommodation provided means much less hassle..."

"I completed an online application, which was followed by a phone interview and another..."

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

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

"When on client site there is very little communication with managers. I think this..."

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

"Promotions are awarded via a combination of a merit and having the right support..."

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

"My responsibilities include: meeting with project stakeholders; gathering requirements;..."

"The friendly atmosphere and the very young work force. The frequent opportunities..."

"When on a long term project there can be very little communication from First De..."

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

"Adaptable, constantly growing."

"First Derivatives offers a good opportunity to get experience early in my career..."

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

"More formal classes would be appreciated."

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