First Derivatives

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  • Culture & Values
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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 an year)

Pros

expenses paid for
accommodation set up

Cons

internal tests are pretty bad/pointless

Advice to ManagementAdvice

bonus depending on your consultancy fee

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Derivatives full-time

    Pros

    Nice accomodation provided.
    Young workforce- however reality is there is not many other young people in Newry so social aspect is pretty much non existent

    Cons

    Poor salary. 19k sterling basic equivalent to 19k euro once taxes and exchange rate factored in.
    Most people join with expectation of short spell in Newry and then international travel.
    Reality of it is that its a Newry based company, nothing in contract stipulates international travel.
    So projects arise where you can end up being there for the two years of your contract.
    This means you wont recieve any expected gains such as expenses which give you a reasonable pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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