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8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2019)
"Diverse and welcoming."
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...

"I only had to submit my application and video cover letter. I then had an interview..."

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

"Our location in the City is good and we have our own building, which is nice. The..."

"My employer trusts me in doing my job and does not hold me to a set timeframe. However,..."

"It is pretty standard for the career stage I'm at so I can't complain. I think there..."

"We have flexible time off now so there is not a set number of days you can take as..."

"The questions were quite tailored to my CV."

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

"My experience of managers is very positive as they schedule regular catch ups and..."

"There is a real sense of diversity with different networks and support provided for..."

"It's possible to move ranks but I would like more transparency around internal mobility...."

"Overall I get a lot of responsibility and have the chance to talk to and learn from..."

"There's brand recognition, international exposure and the chance to see many different..."

"Learning the system and the ins and outs of the company can be stressful. It's crucial..."

"You get to spend two weeks in New York as part of the graduate programme."

"Willing to drive change for their clients and employees."

"The calibre of people working here and the challenge of working in an industry that..."

"We had two weeks of training in New York around the general culture and the whole..."

"I'd like to see a better/cheaper canteen."

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