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FDM Group Business Consultant Reviews

Updated 17 May 2019

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FDM Group CEO Rod Flavell
Rod Flavell
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  1. "Not bad"

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      Current Employee - Business Consultant in London, England

      I have been working at FDM Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      nice clients and you gain great exposure an experience to kick start your career

      Cons

      Relocations across the UK can be difficult

      Advice to Management

      Care for your consultants like the way you do for your internal staff

      FDM Group2019-05-17
    • Helpful (3)

      "Good if you couldn't get into a blue chip company through application. Bad if you're interested in business consultancy."

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      Former Employee - Business Consultant in Leeds, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at FDM Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      - Free coffee - Reimbursed for travel - Nice instructors - Friendly reception - If could not get into Blue Chip companies through applications, will work well for you. Was told most people who get placed in a company are likely to be offered a place, which seemed reasonable as you've been trained for the role for, as told, usually 2 years. - Re-trains ex-army which is good - Access to a large database of online...

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      Cons

      - Training extremely fast, 6 weeks to go from no experience in certain areas to master things such as Excel VBA, SQL, presenting and be ready for the working environment. Not feasible for most workers I saw, however, it does give a good base understanding. - Sizeable portion of other candidates did not take the job seriously, I suppose as a result of the relatively easy assessment centre and interview process. Not sure...

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      Advice to Management

      The managers at Leeds seemed nice enough. The higher management business model is money hungry at the expense of the average consultant.

      FDM Group2018-09-10
    • Helpful (4)

      "Don't believe on reviews and try it yourself!"

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      Current Employee - Business Consultant in Coventry, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FDM Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      I hadn't read any reviews on glass door before joining FDM and was quite shocked to be honest to read the reviews here. My advise to others is don't make a judgement based on people who were rejected by FDM or did not fit in. They should have done their research before starting and dropped out within the cooling off period of 2 weeks if FDM wasn't right for them. For a fresh graduate who was struggling to even reach...

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      Cons

      People who cant commit to relocate and stay in a job for 2 years will not like it

      Advice to Management

      None

      FDM Group2018-07-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Review"

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      Current Employee - Business Consultant in Leeds, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at FDM Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Welcome and friendly atmosphere. Received a lot of help and support. Got to make loads of friends during my training.

      Cons

      Communication between Account Managers and employees that are waiting to get placed could be improved.

      FDM Group2018-07-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "FDM"

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      Former Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good stepping stone into finance

      Cons

      Salary, no sick pay and lack of care from employer

      FDM Group2017-04-29

      FDM Group Response

      May 2, 2017Chief Operating Officer

      Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It's good to hear that you recognise the opportunities available. If there is anything more you think we can improve on, please don't hesitate to reach out to HR. Sheila Flavell - COO

    • Helpful (7)

      "Brilliantly good and bad at the same time"

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      Current Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at FDM Group

      Pros

      Easily the best thing about FDM is the placement opportunities. All of my group got great placements in top, top companies. In a couple of years we'll not only be earning big salaries but, more-so, the exposure and "thrown in the deep end" aspects to being a consultant enable graduates to actually receive excellent experience. The sky really is the limit; when you get into the driving seat in a placement you've gotta...

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      Cons

      FDM cares about making money off you. A lot. And that's pretty much all they care about. If you don't get placed before your training ends you have to come into the office to do "up-skilling". I.e. Be bored out of your mind in an extremely negative and downbeat environment. In this situation you have to keep your head up and at the end of the day you'll get there, it just takes time.

      Advice to Management

      Better salary & begin employment contract (i.e. receive basic salary) from when a trainee signs off. Everyone's mentioned it, wonder why?? Because the communication between trainees and account managers is terrible. It really is and they don't care about you. As soon as you're placed you're lucky to ever hear from them again.

      FDM Group2017-01-15

      FDM Group Response

      January 19, 2017Commercial Director

      Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad to hear that you rate the training highly, got a great placement and that you are enjoying the experience. I’m sorry to hear that you don’t believe the account managers care about you. All our employees are important to us and I would welcome ...

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    • "Great Organisation! They give fantastic opportunities to work with world leading business organisations."

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      Current Employee - Business Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FDM Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Fantastic opportunities Great career prospects with leading global organisations Industry relevant and standard training Overall, good organisation to start your career with

      Cons

      Unpaid training, but it worth it as you would be gaining free training and support throughout.

      FDM Group2017-01-12

      FDM Group Response

      January 18, 2017Chief Operating Officer

      Thank you for taking the time to post a review and best of luck in your career. Sheila Flavell - COO

    • "Great Organisation"

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      Current Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FDM Group

      Pros

      Good trainers, placement opportunities, clients, lovely academy, huge support network

      Cons

      Unpaid training, no sick pay

      FDM Group2016-12-22

      FDM Group Response

      January 3, 2017Chief Operating Officer

      Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear that you are enjoying your time with FDM and wish you the best of luck in your career. Sheila Flavell - COO

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great future employment prospects"

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      Current Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FDM Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Good training and opportunity to gain professional qualifications that you do not pay for, setting you on a path for a well paid specialist role in the future

      Cons

      2 year contract with low pay and up to 2 months of unpaid training

      FDM Group2016-09-08

      FDM Group Response

      September 14, 2016Chief Operating Officer

      Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased to hear that you are enjoying your journey with FDM and wish you all the best of luck in your career. Sheila Flavell - COO

    • Helpful (1)

      "Foot in the door"

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      Current Employee - Business Consultant in Leeds, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at FDM Group full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Opportunity to work with great clients. International opportunities. Viable option for many graduates.

      Cons

      Commitment for 2 years from when your first placement starts. Self fund yourself through training (9 weeks minimum) Geographically flexible anywhere in the UK.

      Advice to Management

      Offer more generous and enticing opportunities for consultants completing their 2 years and therefore retaining them within FDM.

      FDM Group2016-05-31

      FDM Group Response

      June 6, 2016Chief Operating Officer

      Thank you for your feedback. We're glad your experience has been a positive one and we look forward to launching many more careers like yours in the future. If you have any suggestions on how to improve, please email human.resources@fdmgroup.com. We welcome all feedback. Kind regards, ...

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