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First Derivatives Overview

Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Company - Public (FDP)
IT Services
€500 million to €1 billion (EUR) per year
Competitors

Capco, Iridium Consulting, FDM Group

First Derivatives is a leading provider of products and consulting services to the capital markets industry. Focused on financial institutions that work cross-asset, often with multi-system and/or high volume trading activities, the Company scopes, designs, develops, implements ... Read more

Mission: To create the preferred derivatives consultancy for banks, insurance firms and corporate treasuries worldwide.

At current we have a head count of 1800 + staff members

First Derivatives Reviews

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
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    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Approaching my 9th month with the company, I can share an amazing travel opportunity, valuable expenses package and stable project experience with one of the most considerable FD client. Feel like I have everything I need.

    Cons

    Projects might come later than expected but it is worth it waiting for them

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First Derivatives Photos

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First Derivatives Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at First Derivatives.

    Interview

    Very biased interview process.

    The correct and fair way to conduct an interview is with a panel, including employees from HR and someone from the department of the job vacany; plus questions should be set and scored to avoid bias. First Derivatives do not interview with a panel, you are interviewed by one HR person who does not ask set questions and has no real knowledge of the job role when asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself (they ask this because they have not even read your CV before interview)   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Preparing for Future Employment: An Employers Guide on using Lockdown Productively With the end of exam season in sight, many students are burdened by feelings of uncertainty and fear regarding what the job market post COVID-19 might look like. While no one is in a position to advise on the future employment landscape at present, many of us assume that it will be a competitive one. Re-evaluating lockdown as a unique opportunity to grow and progress will benefit you massively in both your career prospects and your mental wellbeing. We have outlined some key ways in which you can use this time to your advantage to emerge from lockdown a step ahead of the competition.

  • Here at FD, we understand the importance of balancing your life with your work, especially when you have a family. Our employees are not alone in their challenge. We want to be there for our staff in their pursuit of balancing their career, their personal lives, and whatever else they aspire to do. We have so many incredible women that are thriving as a working mother. What is it like to manage motherhood and a successful career? We asked our staff what it’s really been like for them!

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First Derivatives Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work, The Irish News, 2015
  • Managing Talent Award, The Irish News, 2015
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