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8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2019)
"Inclusive, ambitious, friendly and open."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
7.8 / 10
 
Salary
8.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.2 / 10
 
 
Training
8.1 / 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.
  • The size can mean that things such as getting help with IT can be slow.
  • While the hours are flexible, they can also be very long.
  • Training is broad but not as focused as some would like.

What insiders say about...

"The process consisted of filling out an application form, doing a virtual (video)..."

"There's a very flat culture with the flexibility to work in your own style with the..."

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

"My employer is very flexible on my working hours so long as I am delivering on time..."

"It's really amazing and I feel very lucky."

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

"I was asked what questions I would ask in a meeting with the management of British..."

"There's a huge focus on this but we could do more."

"My manager is extremely easy to approach, gives lots of feedback and is a good mentor...."

"I think this has massively improved in recent years, particularly compared to the..."

"There are a lot of opportunities to progress within the company, as well as to transfer..."

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

"There's an open culture where everyone is willing to help out as well as a nice working..."

"The hours can be long at times."

"We have offices everywhere and you can usually work abroad in a foreign office whenever..."

"Innovative, caring and exciting."

"It's often considered the best in the world for asset management."

"There has been very little finance training, although the company will support and..."

"More social events for new joiners."

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