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FDM Group Reviews

Updated 22 February 2019
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  • "The training provided by FDM is free but then you are bound by a 2 year contract to work as a consultant for FDM" (in 56 reviews)

  • "On site support from account managers is almost non existent" (in 133 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "My time so far at FDM Group"

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    • 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. "FDM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The opportunity to work with various departments and higher level employees.
    - Great programme for graduates, returners and ex-forces who are looking at fast progression in a career in tech/business
    - Impressive client list
    - Frequent fun charity fundraising events for all FDMers
    - Monthly newsletter sharing global news and events to keep up to date with what's happening across the company
    - Networking opportunities, some informative like TECHtalks/Hackathons and some more social.
    - Recent introduction of the new buy-as-you-earn scheme for FDMers
    - A dynamic office with a young vibe and so much expertise to learn from
    - The company is growing at a fast rate, so it's a great time to join
    - Your progression comes down to what you put in

    Cons

    - Would prefer a less corporate environment
    - Coffee machine breaks regularly
    - More emphasis on/consideration of wellbeing

  3. "Good exposure for graduates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    good for grad as they are trained and then deployed

    Cons

    Salary and benefits package not competitive


  4. "Trained in project management qualifications to be sent out on client site for daily rate."

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    Current Employee - Project Management Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Management Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good client base and a robust cv enhancer

    Cons

    2 years tied to FDM before you can move on. Not very transparent and profit focused rather than person focused.

    Advice to Management

    As the company develops, seek to enhance relationships with your internal employees stakeholders, rather than your external clients.


  5. "Good company bt no clear objectives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    Good skills and opportunities to be involved in

    Cons

    disorganised and no clear objects

    Advice to Management

    set out objectives and KPIs to meet


  6. "Good route to go as a graduate with little experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intense training course that will prepare you for work on site with clients

    Access to gaining employment with companies you might otherwise struggle to 'get your foot in the door' with

    Good to meet a lot of fellow graduates when you are training in the academy

    Cons

    Can be treated a bit like a child when training in the academy

    Need to fund training yourself

    Need to be flexible and available for interviews. Whenever the client and FDM agree on a time/place, you can need to be there

    Advice to Management

    I think the sales/hr team need to do more to integrate with the trainees so that they are more approachable


  7. "Great place to work where people want to listen to you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training environment with loads of support and a nice atmosphere
    Opportunities available to work for some great clients

    Cons

    Communications between academy and sales could be better

    Advice to Management

    Please sort out the communication between account managers and consultants

  8. "Project Support Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    working in central London, 'prepping' you for the corporate world as you have to look smart every day

    Cons

    the business model is awful. they try to teach you everything from scratch in around 4 days and make you take an exam on the 5th day of the week, if you fail you basically get one more go and if you fail again you're out. it's a terrible way of doing things to young graduates and it's also very cut-throat in the way you are used as just a number to get pushed out and make money for them. they also pay you pennies in comparison to what they get as you're contracting for them so you're salary is ridiculous.


  9. "software"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good people to be around

    Cons

    not that i can think of


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Training at FDM Glasgow"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FDM Group Trainee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - FDM Group Trainee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is nice and available when you need help
    Good opportunities for jobs
    Located nicely

    Cons

    Poor Coffee
    Aside from that, nothing I can think of.