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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 30 ratings in 2018)
"International, supportive and challenging."
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
 
Training
7.7 / 10
 

Pros

  • Many graduates feel they have a good work/life balance and flexible hours.
  • The salary is very competitive within the industry.
  • There is no limit to the number of days that can be taken as holiday.
  • The culture is very friendly with many people being happy to help graduates.

Cons

  • Some feel there could be more formal training provided.
  • Workloads can vary so it can be hard to predict how busy you will be.
  • Some graduates may find learning all the details of the company difficult.
  • The work environment may feel pressured for some.

What insiders say about...

"The application process is slightly different from other investment firms. A good..."

"There's a fairly flat hierarchy (I have interacted with directors since day one)..."

"The office is modern with common spaces, but is lacking a gym."

"The company is pretty flexible with letting you leave early for appointments or trains..."

"It's a competitive salary that's £10k higher than what was offered elsewhere when..."

"We have a good pension and insurance policies as well as flexible time off and discounts..."

"I was asked a lot about the interaction between macro and micro environment."

"I feel like the use of paper could be reduced."

"It's quite easy to communicate with your managers. They encourage you to give feedback..."

"It's diverse in terms of gender and academic background."

"The career progression looks very good and it seems that you are rewarded for hard..."

"It is very varied. I do a lot of technical analysis on fund performance and exposure/attribution..."

"Despite being a company in the financial sector, the corporate culture is extremely..."

"As the firm is so big, navigating through all the teams and knowing which team you..."

"The graduates go on ski trips every year."

"Innovative, caring and exciting."

"The reputation for being the best in the industry and the company culture."

"It's nice to have an introduction rather than figuring it out by ourselves. Every..."

"Increase the amount of formal training."

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