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First Derivatives PLC

Culture (graduates)

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8.9 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2014)

How would you describe your firm’s culture both in the office and after hours?

2014

"The culture at First Derivatives is very young and vibrant. We are a very social company and there are always events being organised. FD ensures to always take care of their employees especially when they are on client site. I am currently on-site in Toronto where we have a monthly meeting with dinner and drinks. As well as company organised events, there are many other social events organised such as baseball games, sailing and ski trips in the winter time."
Midlevel, Toronto
"The company culture is great. There are large groups of staff in all major cities and we socialise a lot outside of work. We also live in corporate housing so it is perfect for recent grads."
Finance, Experienced, New York
"As a consultant, your hours and office culture will vary depending on the client you're with, but the actual culture within First Derivatives is very good. Your first two years will include completing the Options Programme which is the FD training programme, you'll need to work hard at these modules whilst also working for a client, so at times you'll have quite a lot on, but it's a very social company and you're well looked after. You'll live with a few other FDer's, usually in central accommodation, everyone eats out together and you'll instantly have a group of friends from the FD circles to hang out with in a new city."
Capital Markets, Midlevel, Sydney
"In office there is a hard-working culture based on learning new skills and meeting clients needs with a strong support network. After-hours employees socialise together, especially if they are in placed in an international city."
Midlevel, Montreal
"In the office people are friendly and there is a relaxed atmosphere. Outside of work there is a great night-life and many sporting events weekly."
Graduate, Newry
"There is a good atmosphere in the office and it is easy to work in cooperation with colleagues. There are also great opportunities to socialise and get to know each other after-hours."
Graduate, Newry
"The company promote social activities; there's always something to do, whether it's a free bar or a football game. As it is mostly grads at the same age everyone sees each other as equals, and with people being from different disciplines we all are keen to learn off each other. It is a very friendly atmosphere."
Investment Banking, Intern, Newry
"Management are very down to earth and approachable. They are understanding and have quite a laid back attitude. The environment in the office is relaxed and friendly. We are a very young company, so there are plenty of nights out planned, especially during the summer months when new staff join the team."
Property, Experienced, Newry

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