First Derivatives Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2022

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3.3
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First Derivatives CEO Seamus Keating
Seamus Keating
120 Ratings
Pros
  • "Getting to travel, expenses package(in 79 reviews)

  • "The opportunity to travel and work at large investment banks(in 78 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Might end up staying a period of time in Newry/Ireland based projects(in 59 reviews)

  • "More communication with those out on client site(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place for Grads - Shows that work can be fulfilling!!

      Jul 6, 2022 - Financial Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training program Lovely staff Expenses paid while on client site Opportunities to travel Haven’t a really bad word to say and I try get everyone to join. Just shows work can be enjoyable. Great work culture and HR are always pushing you to continuously develop yourself - not even in a micro managing way either. They actually want you to get the most out of the CPD they provide including external CPD. Honestly can’t fault it and I can say that the Grad program doesn’t get the recognition it deserves and easily competes with the Big 4s Grad Programs

      Cons

      Can sometimes put you on a project with a difficult client and not help you with it and it’s sink or swim essentially. But this is rare occurance yet to happen to me but has happened to colleagues

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok first job

      Jul 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      options to travel with good benefits

      Cons

      could end up stuck in newry, limited control over work

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      May 19, 2022 - Data Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mobile so can live any where

      Cons

      Uncertain in terms of where you'll live

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stable

      May 13, 2022 - Financial Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues Monday- Friday Good holidays

      Cons

      Not know where your next project is You need to scream at HR for them to listen There is huge wage discrepancies amoungst colleague HR is too big and unreliable and not approachable

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Notice Period

      Apr 26, 2022 - AML Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They employ a lot of new graduate

      Cons

      They request for 3 months notice period when you need to resign

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good but could be better

      Apr 19, 2022 - Senior Calypso Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are what make FD

      Cons

      There is no clear career paths

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Business Analyst

      Apr 26, 2022 - Senior Business Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Ability to travel and move projects

      Cons

      Some projects can be boring with no work

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Be VERY careful with First Derivatives!

      May 8, 2022 - Financial Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I went through the Interview Stages for a Financial Engineer Graduate Position, however, I declined the job in the end. No Pros

      Cons

      Interviewed twice, both by HR, and no technical staff was present. I was hired immediately after these interviews. First Red Flag They were very eager to get me to sign the contract, urging me to get it done asap. However, if I had a general question about the contract, I would have to email them at least twice until I got a response. 32,000 starting salary is pitiful for people with a technical degree. Most people in my year are starting on 36,000 and upwards. They were cagey with information, like where I would be based for work. Saying they didn't know.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Graduate program review

      Apr 14, 2022 - Financial Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well known company with opportunity to sit some external accreditations

      Cons

      Inconsistent salary across the graduate program with offers ranging from 23-35k for employees with identical degrees and experience. Very boring projects - way too over qualified for the work.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great for flexibility

      Mar 29, 2022 - Kdb+ Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities to travel, Good benefits, Can work on multiple projects in short space of time.

      Cons

      Can be tough to settle in one location, salary less than financial institution equivalent.

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    First Derivatives has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 657 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at First Derivatives to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, First Derivatives employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at First Derivatives. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    59% of First Derivatives employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated First Derivatives 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

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