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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2019)
"Employee-focused, helpful, exciting."
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...

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"Occasional lack of communication between management levels/departments."

"The average age of employees is 26."

"Busy, lively and friendly."

"The great opportunities for travel."

"The capital markets training programme has introduced me to both finance and technology...."

"Some systems could be updated. For example, the expenses system is pretty outdat..."

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