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Former Employee - Financial Engineer in Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)
Former Employee - Financial Engineer in Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)

I worked at First Derivatives full-time (Less than a year)

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

expenses paid for
accommodation set up

Cons

internal tests are pretty bad/pointless

Advice to Management

bonus depending on your consultancy fee

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company, plenty of opportunities to develop and take responsibility.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, good support. FD is an excellent company to gain experience with. FD also have a very good awareness of their weaknesses and have been addressing these effectively, operation functions and HR have improved significantly in the past 2 years.
    FD benchmark their salaries regularly and will pay a bit above the market rate to retain staff.

    Cons

    You need to be flexible to deal with a certain amount of uncertainty to do with timings and locations of client engagements. Although, this is made explicitly clear when joining.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Nice place to work as a graduate but is no more than a stepping stone to better things.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers
    - Expenses on-site
    - Accomodation is always provided
    - Good chance to travel and to work in various banks and financial institutions

    Cons

    - No set training program as they would otherwise lead you to believe. Blind leading the blind.
    - A lot of workers leave at end of initial 2 year contract. Experienced workers are few and far between.
    - Tend to choose appearance and personality over knowledge and skills when putting people onto projects.
    - 2 year lock in contract which you must buy out of if you want to move on within the 2 year training period.
    - If you live close to a main office there is a good chance you will get stuck there for a long time as it saves them money on putting up others there.
    - If you are not on-site the pay is quite poor in comparison to other firms in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    - Put a proper training scheme in place.
    - Actually acknowledge the skills of new graduates before assigning them to projects.
    - Share scheme would be a nice option to workers.


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