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Avis sur First Derivatives

Dernière mise à jour : 16 octobre 2017
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  1. Utile (28)

    «Not a bad place but could be much better»

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue négatif
    Désapprouve le PDG

    Je travaille chez First Derivatives à plein temps

    Avantages

    Little management, your career is in your hands and you can manage it yourself.
    Fast paced environment, projects and people change quickly, no chance to be bored.

    Inconvénients

    Less than 15% of FD employees are senior or above. Most likely you will be trained and mentored by other junior collegue with 6 months experience.
    Lazy coworkers are never ejected. You will have to do your work and theirs. HR will suggest you to "work smarter, not harder" in such cases.

    Conseils à la direction

    Make it easier for engineers to get resources when needed or at least make it possible to obtain it from other available sources.


  2. «Lucky Dip»

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Dublin, Dublin (Irlande)
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Dublin, Dublin (Irlande)
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue positif
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    Je travaille chez First Derivatives à plein temps (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    - Opportunity for grads to get experience in finance - FD have a lot of big named clients (Morgan Stanley, RBS, Barclays, HSBC, Bank of America to name a few).
    - Possibility of travel - FD have clients in a lot of major cities (London, New York, Singapore, Boston, Toronto, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo etc).
    - Good expenses package - They pay for all accommodation and travel while on-site.

    Inconvénients

    - Highly unprofessional management - Could be here all day with this one.
    - Zero say over where you go or what job you'll be doing - you are seen as a resource to make them money and nothing else. It is a complete lucky dip as to whether you end up on a good or terrible project.
    - Cattle mart - They take on such a huge amount of graduates each month that it can feel like a cattle mart at times.
    - High turnover rate - The majority of experienced employees leave after 3/4 years when they become too expensive for their business model.
    - Possibility of being stuck in Newry with no expense benefits.

    Conseils à la direction

    - Focus more on retaining experienced employees - I really struggle to see how the current revolving-door business model is sustainable in the long run.

    - Hire more managers - There is a very flat organisational structure that needs to change, too many entry level employees and not enough managers.

    - Shake off the cowboy feel about the company.


  3. «more cons that pros if you want stability»

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    Ancien employé - Business Analyst - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Business Analyst - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue neutre
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez First Derivatives en Contrat Permanent (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    salary
    expense program even when you are not a graduate neither you´re working abroad from your office.
    international and young environment

    Inconvénients

    - HHRR - Assigning people to roles in projects without taking into account what people do or prefer. They offer you projects somewhere you don´t want and usually they don´t care if your profile has nothing to do with the role.
    - FD provides you lot of instability, maybe it is fine if you are a graduate and can travel or get your plans changed from one day to another.
    -Lot of arbitrary decission depending on who you are. A company rule can be different between two people with same experience seated next to each other.
    - FD hires IT profiles for short projects and then, after it ends, they realized that they don´t need that profile anymore so you stay long periods on the bench or you are fired.
    - HR are never clear and transparent. They can "change their mind" from one day to another expecting you are ok with that.
    - There is no management at all in projects.

    Conseils à la direction

    take care of the employers when offering them any project


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  5. «Been decent enough so far, everybody very helpful towards getting you started»

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    Employé actuel - Financial Engineer - Dublin, Dublin (Irlande)
    Employé actuel - Financial Engineer - Dublin, Dublin (Irlande)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    Je travaille chez First Derivatives à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    Friendly staff, great CV looker, good expenses, nights out with the time are usually good old crack and are available every month

    Inconvénients

    HR can improve, housing can be touch and go! However there aren't much cons, will try there best for you


  6. Utile (1)

    «Fantastic firm to launch a career in financial I.T»

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    Ancien employé - Senior Consultant - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Senior Consultant - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez First Derivatives en Contrat Permanent (Pendant plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    A lot of the negative reviews below are either exaggerated, inaccurate or coming across as a little entitled.

    From the beginning the staff at HQ is very hands-on and invested in its graduates under the Capital Markets CMTP programme. Its intense and frustrating but it imitates real life scenarios and teaches graduates to be thick skinned. To succeed in the corporate world graduates have to be able to take criticism, work under pressure and learn to adapt to challenges. At the end of the day its all about resilience....you'll soon find whether the job is right for you once you start the training programme.

    FD provides employees (who have little to no experience) the opportunity to work for the largest investment banks around the globe. They arent afraid to take a risk on their graduates and push them when they see potential. You have to be ready for the challenge because it can be sink or swim but the support is there if you ask for it. At the end of the day FD's reputation is on the line and they wouldnt take the risk if they didnt see the potential.

    FD expenses package is next to none. Compared to other consultancy firms like PWC or Deloittes it is on a different level. As an FD emoloyee the only thing you have to worry about is showing up to work and making a good impression. Everything else is taken care of.

    Furthermore once you graduate, hard work is recognised with a generous bonus. A performance and salary review takes place every year. This level of generosity isnt the norm having spoken to people from different industries. The earning potential at FD is huge for those who are proactive and especially those who seek training in trading applications like Murex or Calypso.

    The FD social life is one of the things that sets this firm apart. You can genuinely find a 2nd family in FD and everyone is facing the same challenges so there is always someone to talk to.

    Unfortunately some graduates feel entitled and expect the firm to give them the best accommodation, the best jobs and try to exploit the expenses system. At the end of the day a person has to work for what they get. If you're great at building relationships, networking and working hard you'll reap the rewards.

    I've had a brillaint experience with FD. It had its highs and its lows like any job but its taught me how to succeed in the corporate world and I have a lot of respect for the company and the people that work there. I have no doubt the firm will continue to grow and hire the best graduates.

    Inconvénients

    Coming from a non-finance and non-I.T background getting to grips with the subject matter was very difficult. And more so, was having the confidence and self-assurance to get stuck into a new role.

    The onboarding process when joining client site is frustrating. Sometimes you'll have 48hrs notice and sometimes it takes 6-9 weeks. This isnt something staff at HQ can control. My advice to employees is don't take it personally or think its appropriate to spam HQ's inbox for an update.

    People come and go in FD so you have to be willing to move, have the ability to make new friends and have the confidence in your abilities.

    Conseils à la direction

    The firm is becoming more adept at matching its employees with the right role in terms of skill sets and personal attributes...I think this is the right direction. Other than that, keep doing what you're doing! You're doing great!


  7. «Massive opportunities for young and keen people»

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    Je travaille chez First Derivatives à plein temps

    Avantages

    If you are young and willing to learn then FD will give you great exposure

    Inconvénients

    Need to be proactive to make the most of opportunists which doesn't suit everyone

    Conseils à la direction

    Invest more in the Northern Ireland headquarters t


  8. «Software Engineer»

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
    Approuve le PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez First Derivatives en Contrat Permanent

    Avantages

    - Plenty of opportunity to learn and develop key skills for working in industry
    - Technical and financial exposure
    - A lot of opportunity to travel around the world
    - Social company

    Inconvénients

    - Not a lot of office space
    - Because there's so many employees, it's hard to keep everyone happy all the time


  9. «data analyst»

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    Ancien employé - Data Analyst - Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Ancien employé - Data Analyst - Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue positif
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez First Derivatives en Contrat Permanent (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    position offers opportunity for entering the new emerging space of data science

    Inconvénients

    experience is not thrilling and terms of employment are restraining considering low pay


  10. Utile (1)

    «Graduate experience»

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    Employé actuel - Options Graduate - Newry, Irlande du Nord (Royaume-Uni)
    Employé actuel - Options Graduate - Newry, Irlande du Nord (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande
    Point de vue positif
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    Avantages

    - Application process is very quick and simplistic - just a CV no essay questions
    - Very welcoming atmosphere and social aspect.
    -Competitive salary with global travel
    -Fast career progression - get to experience real life, top tier financial markets within three months of joining.
    -Mentor scheme which rotates based on client site.

    Inconvénients

    - Due to fast track, straight into the working world can be a culture shock from uni.
    -Training and working on the job can be stressful.

    Conseils à la direction

    n/a


  11. «Good as a stepping stone»

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    Employé actuel - Financial Engineer
    Employé actuel - Financial Engineer

    Je travaille chez First Derivatives à plein temps (Pendant plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    Good for travel and meeting new people

    Inconvénients

    No paid overtime. Management can be disorganised.


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