7.4 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2019)


"For a placement year the pay certainly isn't the worst, but I know some other companies that pay quite a bit more. We are given quite a lot of responsibility so I think more pay could be justified."
HR, Entry level, Newry
"One should consider the package for an employer such as FD versus the salary. It is not always an easy comparison but, for a grad level role, if the competition is not offering you twice the starting salary, you may not be better off."
Mid level, New York
"While I am currently waiting on a client site project in which I will receive a generous expenses package each day, I am still satisfied with my pay. Although the salary may be lower than at other companies, we are taxed at a lower bracket and so our net pay is greater."
Graduate, Newry
"Those based on projects at HQ do not receive the same benefits of those who travel globally, such as accommodation and expenses."
Mid level, Newry
"FD offers a very generous package. This includes the salary plus an expenses package. When on client site, consultants are entitled to free accommodation with bills included, including a generous daily food allowance, transport and flight allowance."
Graduate, London


"While the base salary is lower than other employers might offer, the company-provided accommodation and expenses package is massively attractive. A greater proportion of my salary can be used as disposable income each month as all my expenses are covered! On top of this, I am currently living in the city centre in Dublin with no rent or bills etc."
Graduate, Dublin
"This is very good."
Graduate, Stockholm
"The pay is reasonable for my current position."
Human Resources, Entry level, Newry


"Generous pay rise after first year. Generous expenses package. Merit based pay structure."
Graduate, Frankfurt / Munich / Dublin
"The salary is fair and I have found that bonuses are generous."
Property, Experienced, Newry
"The salary is very competitive and on top of that FD pay for the majority of expenses while on client site."
Midlevel, Toronto
"Very few bills to pay as company pays for your accommodation and your expenses (when on a client site)."
Graduate, Newry
"I am on an expense package, meaning my accommodation, food and bills are taken care of. I don't pay tax on this which is great. The only downside is if I don't spend the money I don't get it back so in instances where you would like to save some extra money you cannot."
Finance, Experienced, New York
"If you're doing a good job, the company generally reward you appropriately."
Capital Markets, Midlevel, Sydney
"I feel it is a very competitive starting wage and there are bonuses if client feedback is good which motivates you to work hard."
Graduate, Newry
"Pay is suitable for the benefits that are received when on-site."
Graduate, Newry
"The salary is very competitive for a graduate job plus the expenses package is a huge bonus."
Graduate, Dublin
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