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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2014)
"Employee-focused, helpful, exciting."
  • 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
  • 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
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"The company promote social activities; there's always something to do, whether it's..."

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

"The salary is very competitive for a graduate job plus the expenses package is a..."

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"There was an interview day in the office involving two one-on-one interviews, a group..."

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"As far as I am aware the company doesn't have a high carbon footprint."

"Relations with management can vary case by case but in my own experience, the more..."

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

"In my experience, consultancy work does not provide much in terms of career progression,..."

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

"I am working within the property department and am constantly busy and enjoying the..."

"Challenging and innovative work. Working with people all over the world. Ability..."

"There is the potential to be in Newry for prolonged periods of time."

"We have an Xbox in the head office."

"Employee-focused, helpful, exciting."

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

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

"More formal classes would be appreciated."

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