First Derivatives Employee Reviews about "opportunity to travel"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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First Derivatives CEO Seamus Keating
Seamus Keating
76 Ratings
Pros
  • "Reasonable expenses package when out on project(in 67 reviews)

  • "Opportunity to Travel around the world(in 65 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Can spend a lot of time in Newry if unlucky with projects(in 54 reviews)

  • "When you are in client site you almost forget that you work for FD(in 31 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Managing Consultant

      Sep 12, 2018 - Managing Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent Package and career progression Expenses provided onsite Great travel opportunities

      Cons

      Work can be highly pressured and stressful at times. Need to help juniors manage this effectively.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to start with

      Oct 19, 2020 - Software Developer in Cork
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great expenses package Good training and experience Opportunities to travel

      Cons

      Can get stuck in Newry and not receive the expenses package.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Consultant

      Oct 6, 2020 - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Travel, opportunities to get into the finance department, expense package

      Cons

      salary is low because of expense package

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Financial Engineer

      Apr 24, 2019 - Financial Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Travel opportunities - Generous expenses package - Meet similar people

      Cons

      - Not much opportunities for advancement - When contracted to certain places you can meet some degree of hostility from those who are not contracted - Gossipy place to work - High turnover

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Caveat Emptor

      Mar 5, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Travel opportunities Responsibility when on client site

      Cons

      HR a nightmare to deal with Uncertainty

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Current Intern, more than 1 year

      Overworked and Underpaid!

      Feb 1, 2018 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good opportunities to travel, if your lucky! Looks good on CV

      Cons

      Working very long, stressful hours without any extra pay on a minimal wage to begin with! not a lot of guidance or support given, really thrown in at the deep end

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Travel, at a price

      Jan 16, 2018 - Financial Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great opportunities to travel globally as a young professional, wholly at the companies convenience Generous expenses package Work with some very well renowned clients

      Cons

      HR treats employees like children No career path and employees are scolded for even hinting at this All non-kdb roles are basically jobs banks would not hire people permanently to do You are forced to travel on the weekends and often at unsociable hours in order to save the company money No overtime is offered or bonuses given but working beyond your contracted hours is expected E-mails to HR or management are often not replied to and when it does eventually occur it is terse and scolding. While travel opportunities are fantastic, the company will not assist employees in any way to suggest their destinations. Even asking about roles in a particular location will also lead to a harsh reply from HR.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Decent opportunities, poor communication and organisation

      Jan 14, 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The technology owned by this company is fun to work with, and you get the opportunity to work with global banks and financial institutions. The expenses package when on client site is pretty decent. Accommodation, food and transport are covered (within reason). You get the opportunity to travel if you're interested (tho you get 0 say in where you are sent to).

      Cons

      Extremely poor communication with management. You will be left in the dark about what projects you'll be working on. Emails will go a long time without being answered, you may be sitting doing nothing for weeks while the project is delayed. This is not fun. The company has grown quickly but has not increased the size of it's HR department proportionally to the number of consultants. Don't expect any good communication. Expect to hear about things last minute.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company

      Aug 7, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment. Great travel opportunities. Interesting work, high standards, great projects. Intelligent people, could learn a lot and get involved.

      Cons

      Low pay, long hours, thrown in the deep end.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great opportunities

      Jan 12, 2021 - Financial Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Access to top jobs & responsibilities. Chance to work with top organisations and people. Opportunity to travel. Lack of bureaucracy.

      Cons

      Work life balance could be better.

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