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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...

"Be confident in your experience and be able to talk convincingly around all the information..."

"The company culture is great. There are large groups of staff in all major cities..."

"The company's offices are very modern, clean and spacious. The dress code for work..."

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

"I feel it is a very competitive starting wage and there are bonuses if client feedback..."

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

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

"I was asked: what do you know about the company? Why are you interested in the finance..."

"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..."

"All people are treated equally and are judged based on their ability to perform as..."

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

"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..."

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

"Sometimes need to work long hours."

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

"Challenging, meritocratic and rewarding."

"I wasn't sure what field I wanted to go into after university. First Derivatives..."

"The training offered at FD provides their employees with the right amount of technical..."

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

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