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FDM Group Reviews

Updated 14 December 2018
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FDM Group CEO, Founder, and Director Rod Flavell
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Pros
  • "Happy to help trainee's achieve their goals to work in blue-chip companies and see them get involved in some very exciting projects" (in 74 reviews)

  • "Good company for people looking at first experience in blue chip companies" (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • "2 year contract you have to stick to" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Account managers often lack professionalism and empathy" (in 127 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "My time so far at FDM Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The most ambitious growth minded company I have ever worked for, there is a real buzz around the office
    - Supportive staff across all departments I have come across, everyone wants you to succeed
    - CEO / COO very down to earth visit throughout the year, are completely invested in ensuring the company succeeds
    - Great opportunity to move career forward very quickly

    Cons

    - Very few to note due to company in growth phase at times it can be hectic, however this does make it exciting

    Advice to Management

    - Keep on supporting all levels of staff and taking on the feedback from consultants as well as all internal facing staff


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Provides opportunity for grads to work in blue chip firm
    - More project knowledge

    Cons

    -Doesn't have a structured work on client site as it differs with each project.

  3. "FDM technology conultant review title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Interviews. Very Fast responses

    Cons

    Unpaid training, very low salaries.


  4. "Good stepping stone into IT industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Network, opportunities, training, opening doors to great placements

    Cons

    Slow to respond to HR issues, lack of onsite support, viewed as a resource and not an employee


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good trade off"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to valuable experience
    Clients know what they can expect from you, so you get to have more time to learn at the job.

    Cons

    If placed in London or an expensive city, salary is low.
    2 years permanence, otherwise pay 20K as leaving fine.
    HR department not very competent.
    You don´t get much access to training outside from the basic 3 months at the academy


  6. Helpful (2)

    "a big gamble"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can potentially get into big well known companies

    Cons

    - force you to do jobs which have nothing to do with your stream/training/career goals

    - Charge 20k for training that is not even worth anywhere near that

    Advice to Management

    Stop misleading naive graduates and make sure the cons are knows


  7. Helpful (1)

    "FDM is a easy way to enter in Blue-Chip Companies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - a lot of opportunities in the IT industry
    - working with big companies
    - useful training
    - free access to a lot of learning platforms

    Cons

    - low salary
    - no bonus (in the case your client gives a bonus for an outstanding performance)
    - lack of HR support (sometimes)

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good clients

    Cons

    Account managers who find you jobs are rarely helpful, training isnt very good and trainers are there more for an income rather than an affinity to teach. YOu have no say in where you get placed and if you get places outside of london, you wont get any extra financial help for accomodation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company for Short Term stay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    -Training provided is helpful (although not worth the value the claim)
    -Market Access- they have a big portfolio of customers and can provide fantastic opportunities if you are new the table.

    Cons

    - They are purely profit driven, they will try to pay you as little as they can get away with.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees more fairly and more people may chose to stay beyond the enforced 2years.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Key to amazing placements.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad communication with consultant support. Completely on your own at the placement