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  • 27 Jun, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    I really don't know

  • 11 Jun, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland

    Best thing was the accommodation and expenses while working on client site

  • 03 May, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current KDB Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    On site, you can expense all food and travel, which really adds up. However, everything else is basic statuatory pay, sick/paternity/maternity. They offer the minimum or very close to the minimum by law that they can, for pensions for example. Don't be fooled by the how much they say they offer. The health insurance is the lowest band so you get very little from it. Performance bonuses are not merit based so no matter how hard you work you won't get more. FD say they offer job training, but they actually just make you do 30 tests in your own time which are incredibly time consuming even though everyone has a cheat sheet of the answers that management pretend not to know about. On the technical side of the company there is next to no professional development opportunities, and if you ask to attend something external, management might allow you as long as you work extra hours to make up for the "time lost", which is ridiculous.

  • 21 Mar, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Financial Engineer in London, England

    Best: Cover rent, bills, food, transport and it's the only real reason most staff stay with the company Worst: Constant issues with the benefits package due to how disorganised the HR department are.

  • 14 Feb, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland

    Expenses, accommodation paid for, travel the world

  • 13 Feb, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland

    Best things - pension, private healthcare, and housing coverage

  • 02 Dec, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Business Analyst in London, England

    Free accommodation, although shared. Some staff get to a level where the Company agrees their own private accommodation as part of their compensation. Company pays for all utilities and broadband access. Free commute to work, Food allowance daily, Flight allowance home frequency depending on where you are stationed. Health & Travel cover automatically included when you join. Pension contribution after 6 months employment.

  • 25 Nov, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland

    Depends on where you get placed - could be in New York, London, Sydney, HK on full expenses with great accommodation. Or in Newry in a hovel of a house where you have to pay your own electricity, oil, gas, travel.

  • 08 Dec, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Financial Engineer in London, England

    Decent annual bonus. Expenses get paid in arrears, but are paid promptly if you have submitted the necessary paperwork. Pension is OK. Training and professional qualifications are available in certain, company-approved areas. The company may cover the cost of training if it meets their criteria. Per-diems when working abroad are not very generous. Accomodation is generally OK, though at some locations, you may have to share with other colleagues. Travel has to be booked as far as possible in advance and is always in the cheapest possible class - and often in your own time. For some locations, you may not be allowed weekly flights. Information on benefits (especially for those work abroad long-term) are poorly communicated (The HR website is a fairly recent creation).

  • 04 Nov, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland

    First Derivatives offer a generous expenses package while grads are on client site. While on client site you get free accommodation, food allowances, utility bills (wifi, electricity etc) and travel expenses. This is all on top of your salary. This is a great package being offered, however note the phrase "while on client site". You only get these benefits while working on client site.

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • CheckmarkPension Plan (5)
  • SIPP
  • Corporate ISA
  • Save as You Earn
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options

Family & Parenting

  • Childcare Vouchers
  • CheckmarkWork From Home (9)
  • Flexible Working
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Dependent Care
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Benefits

  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Discount
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Membership
  • Car Allowance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Company Car

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development

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