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First Derivatives Diversity And Inclusion FAQ

Read what First Derivatives employees think about diversity and inclusion at the company, and if their workforce is comprised and supportive of individuals of varying gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion and other attributes.

First Derivatives has a diversity rating of 3.6.

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Does there seem to be diversity at First Derivatives?

7 English reviews out of 7

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12 August 2022

Pros

Good opportunities to work with new technologies

Cons

Not the greatest company to work for if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community . It can feel like a very lonely and isolating company to work for. Most teams are made up of straight white men and almost all technical managers are made up of this demographic . Can be extremely hard to have your voice heard if you belong to any diversity group. There is a high turnover in staff but this is really evident if you are part of any diversity group. Probably easier to stay in the closet in order to get a promotion or work on some of the more high profile projects. Currently there is no diversity programs, except a woman’s network however the gender pay gap is unfavourable toward woman compared to similar companies . There is no investment in retaining, hiring and promoting female staff, LGBTQIA+ staff, disabled staff or staff from different races.

Advice to Management

Have a programs to help and support diversity staff. Invest more in employe welfare , it can be an extremely stressful and demeaning place to work for if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. There should be an education piece that is run across the company to address the causal homophobia and transphobia

Currently there is no diversity programs, except a woman’s network however the gender pay gap is unfavourable toward woman compared to similar companies .

12 August 2022

Reviewed by: Software Developer (Current Employee)

12 August 2022

Pros

Good opportunities to work with new technologies

Cons

Not the greatest company to work for if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community . It can feel like a very lonely and isolating company to work for. Most teams are made up of straight white men and almost all technical managers are made up of this demographic . Can be extremely hard to have your voice heard if you belong to any diversity group. There is a high turnover in staff but this is really evident if you are part of any diversity group. Probably easier to stay in the closet in order to get a promotion or work on some of the more high profile projects. Currently there is no diversity programs, except a woman’s network however the gender pay gap is unfavourable toward woman compared to similar companies . There is no investment in retaining, hiring and promoting female staff, LGBTQIA+ staff, disabled staff or staff from different races.

Advice to Management

Have a programs to help and support diversity staff. Invest more in employe welfare , it can be an extremely stressful and demeaning place to work for if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. There should be an education piece that is run across the company to address the causal homophobia and transphobia

There is a high turnover in staff but this is really evident if you are part of any diversity group.

12 August 2022

Reviewed by: Software Developer (Current Employee)

5 April 2021

Pros

Good company with lots of young people

Cons

The office facilities were poor

Good company with lots of young people

5 April 2021

Reviewed by: Financial Analyst in Newry, Northern Ireland (Former Intern)

12 August 2022

Pros

Good opportunities to work with new technologies

Cons

Not the greatest company to work for if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community . It can feel like a very lonely and isolating company to work for. Most teams are made up of straight white men and almost all technical managers are made up of this demographic . Can be extremely hard to have your voice heard if you belong to any diversity group. There is a high turnover in staff but this is really evident if you are part of any diversity group. Probably easier to stay in the closet in order to get a promotion or work on some of the more high profile projects. Currently there is no diversity programs, except a woman’s network however the gender pay gap is unfavourable toward woman compared to similar companies . There is no investment in retaining, hiring and promoting female staff, LGBTQIA+ staff, disabled staff or staff from different races.

Advice to Management

Have a programs to help and support diversity staff. Invest more in employe welfare , it can be an extremely stressful and demeaning place to work for if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. There should be an education piece that is run across the company to address the causal homophobia and transphobia

Can be extremely hard to have your voice heard if you belong to any diversity group.

12 August 2022

Reviewed by: Software Developer (Current Employee)

27 September 2022

Pros

Can decide whether to work in the office or from home (for the most part)

Cons

For hiring and promotions there is a clear preference towards the white straight men in the organisation. Particularly within tech roles, the voices of women and members of the LGBTQ community are often overshadowed and under valued. Majority of technical managers are straight men and it can be a very isolating company for women or members the LGBT community. (Daily interaction are nearly exclusively with just straight men and majority of the decision makers are straight men) . There is no diversity officer or team that focus on diversity , there is no diversity strategy or diversity policies.

Advice to Management

Should invest more in diversity to avoid the boys club mentality. Overall the business has some amazing female and LGBTQ talent but they are under appreciated and not given the same opportunities as the straight men in the business. It would be definitely worth looking at existing teams and investigating why the straight team members have been promoted over women and LGBTQ staff despite performance and experience. There is a clear discrimination issue in the business that should be identified and looked at.

There is no diversity officer or team that focus on diversity , there is no diversity strategy or diversity policies.

27 September 2022

Reviewed by: Software Engineer (Current Employee)

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