First Derivatives Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2021

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3.3
63%
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79%
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First Derivatives CEO Seamus Keating
Seamus Keating
20 Ratings
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  1. "Great company going places"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, positively challenging, recognition and promotion

    Cons

    Still a small company in some ways - A lot of new processes and people

  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - great people team - flexibility & support, working from home - excellent benefits and rewards - company moving in right direction with Seamus

    Cons

    Long working day, 40 hour working week.


  3. "A good company if the apples fall in your favour"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Calypso Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The opportunity to travel and work at large investment banks

    Cons

    Often viewed as a cog in the wheel

  4. "KDB is king"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work in other cities

    Cons

    Very focussed on kdb only

  5. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Derivatives full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The quarterly bonus is good.

    Cons

    Late hours at times to cover US markets.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent first job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Derivatives full-time

    Pros

    get to work on sit at different banks

    Cons

    Compensation. HR provides misleading information.

  7. "No complaints"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits package provided

    Cons

    Need for improvement in communication with employees

  8. "Good 1st job, poor long-term prospects"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Financial Engineer in Newry, Northern Ireland

    I worked at First Derivatives full-time

    Pros

    Expenses package, travel opportunities (though used to be better)

    Cons

    Lack of long term opportunities

  9. COVID-19

    "Good Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, with great clients in capital markets

    Cons

    Bad expenses package since the lockdown.

  10. "Lack of perks"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at First Derivatives full-time

    Pros

    Some very friendly members within the firm.

    Cons

    Don't pay for training and development. Must be self-taught and exam fees are only reimbursed IF you pass.

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