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FDM Group FDM Consultant Reviews

Updated 29 May 2019

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FDM Group CEO Rod Flavell
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6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent graduate program"

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

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really does offer the best opportunities to graduates coming out of university looking to work with leading companies

    Cons

    You don't get paid until your training is over - however there is a travel bursary. So if you can fund yourself for 6-12 then its perfect!

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to pay from the beginning

    FDM Group2015-08-21
  2. "Software Tester"

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

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good career opportunities Good salary package after 2 years Some Account Managers are very helpful Large base of clients and locations to go to

    Cons

    Lack of communication You are on your own on client site Very often finding out about contract at last minute

    Advice to Management

    Focus bit more on people who are on site, there is very often lack of communication with consultants

    FDM Group2019-05-02
  3. Helpful (15)

    "Indentured labour"

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    Current Employee - FDM Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The training at FDM is OK but nowhere near the value they place on it. You will meet a like minded peer group who are in the same boat as you and will form good friendships. The offices are at the heart of the city so easy to travel too, plus you get free tea and coffee.

    Cons

    Working with FDM is like being in a chain gang except FDM use their contract to make you stay. A £20000 get out clause is ridiculous and that’s what it is, as there’s no way their training costs this much. Also be very weary of 5 star reviews on here as the majority are fake to either promote FDM or someones agenda in the Company, you can normally tell who’s by looking at who responds. In my honest opinion if all the...

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    Advice to Management

    Remove the £20000 training fees and if people want to leave charge them what it as COST you not what you VALUE your training at.

    FDM Group2018-06-24
  4. "Ideal for someone who changed career"

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    Current Employee - FDM Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    FDM has well-established clients where you will be mostly working at. Most consultants who finish two years contract will be incorporated into the team where they were working.

    Cons

    Once you sign the contract and in the career program, it is very difficult to opt out during the term. The compensation seems relatively low for a software engineering job.

    FDM Group2019-05-29
  5. "Great start to my career"

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    Current Employee - FDM Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great training - Start a career with high profile clients - Interview prep - Young and energetic culture - Train with people with similar goals - Fun events - Great support from consultant support team throughout contract

    Cons

    - 2 year contract and lower pay at the beginning, although it makes sense after the training

    Advice to Management

    higher pay to match Toronto inflation

    FDM Group2019-02-06
  6. Helpful (15)

    "Graduate hire scheme - no guarantee of being placed nor hired"

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    Current Employee - FDM Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Foot in the door to get a job paying 45-49k annual salary (for two years). But you're competing with a lot of people... for this terrible contract. If you live with family then this salary is doable, but if you live on your own, this is certainly not enough.

    Cons

    -They entice the new college graduates that there would be an offer to a full time job at the end of two years with the hiring company. But FDM cannot make that decision so please do not be fooled into believing them. The truth of the matter is, some do get it (after two years, the offer might be below 70k which is low for people with two years experience), but some do not (and this can be due to organizational restructure...

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    Advice to Management

    You have enough clients to just work as a regular (graduate) consultant firm. There's really no need to bound anyone down with a fee. This is purely unacceptable and definitely ruins the relationship. The account managers are trained to just sell sell sell and totally disregarding the working consultant's needs.

    FDM Group2018-06-19
  7. "Amazing place to work at with a lot of fantastic people!"

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    Current Employee - FDM Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. A lot of great opportunities are provided, on a regular basis, to progress career 2. Recognitions are given for hard-work 3. Constant feedbacks are given by a lot of great trainers, people in management, and Account Managers which help to improve oneself very easily 4. Almost everyone is very friendly, easy to work with, and are willing to help when they can

    Cons

    Some trainees need more communication skills training and professional skills training.

    Advice to Management

    Kindly please provide more communication skills training and professional skills training.

    FDM Group2017-06-07
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