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First Derivatives Overview

Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Company - Public (FDP)
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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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First Derivatives CEO Brian Conlon
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    "Waste of time and opportunities!!!LOOK elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Sydney
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Sydney
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    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you are looking for a job to help pay the bills, working at FD is a piece of cake if you do not mind the long hours.

    Cons

    No career development and no promotions. If you are an ambitious person by nature you will regreat the time spent in FD and look for other job within weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion and remuneration policy needs to be reviewed to acknowledge talents so they can bring better jobs to the company and so on

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First Derivatives Photos

First Derivatives photo of: Office space, Newry HQ
First Derivatives photo of: CEO Brian Conlon, award winner from NI Science Park
First Derivatives photo of: FD Graduates in NYC
First Derivatives photo of: Some of our recent grads on client site in NYC
First Derivatives photo of: WINNER of 'Best Place to Work' and 'Managing Talent' Awards for a large organisation at The Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards 2015
First Derivatives photo of: FD Graduates in NYC
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First Derivatives Interviews

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    Graduate Data Analyst Interview

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    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at First Derivatives in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online. Scheduled a phone interview, which focused on what I knew about the company. Then a Skype interview which was more behavioral based. Then a technical interview about kdb+ then a final phone interview which seemed exactly the same as the first one.

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Company Updates

  • Fantastic news at FD HQ this morning! We are pleased to announce we are among the WINNERS of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2017! #FDJobs #BPTW

    —30+ days ago
  • A great night had by all at Newry's Christmas Colour Run last night. See pic below from some of our FD staff who took part #FDJobs #FDSocial

    —30+ days ago
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First Derivatives Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work, The Irish News, 2016
  • Managing Talent Award, The Irish News, 2016
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