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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2014)
"Constantly evolving and adapting to a constantly changing market place."
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...

"Read a bit about the company and where they're going. If you don't currently keep..."

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

"We have a decent space inside the Centre of Excellence. Dress code is full business..."

"My standard day is 9:00am-6:00pm though occasionally I do find I need to work longer..."

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

"Your accommodation is paid for, there are sponsored social events and you can claim..."

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

"I was asked some company questions, financial questions as well as some questions..."

"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 employs people from a wide range of backgrounds and from a number of..."

"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..."

"My role as graduate recruiter, is to liaise with all the universities in Ireland,..."

"Opportunity to travel, working with top tier investment banks and funds, working..."

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

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

"Constantly evolving and adapting to a constantly changing market place."

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

"The graduate training programme handbook and classes that teach kdb and finance are..."

"More classes on some technical topics could be useful."

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