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FDM Group Reviews

Updated 23 Aug 2019

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FDM Group CEO Rod Flavell
Rod Flavell
698 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "Fantastic Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Great training, awesome opportunity, everything a grad can dream about

    Cons

    Nothing much to say, I am satisfied

    FDM Group2019-05-28
  2. "Giving a way in the door"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    helped me kick start my career

    Cons

    n/a ....

    FDM Group2019-08-16
  3. "Great Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic team Wealth of support available Great opportunities to be taken advantage off Lots of pathways available for all backgrounds Very warm and welcoming environment

    Cons

    Recruitment process not stringent enough Minimal close observation once in the door

    Advice to Management

    Closer classroom observation needed

    FDM Group2019-08-05
  4. "Amazing placement experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent overview of the IT Industry. Improvement of both - technical and professional skills. Amazing team that will support you through any issue that you might face.

    Cons

    No real downsides to the placement. A few more holidays would have been beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    FDM Group2019-07-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Better than reviews suggest"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have to say that my experience has been wholly positive. Trainers are friendly and helpful. Nice culture around the office and other trainees are only too happy to help too. For someone not from an IT background this is a great foot in the door of big companies and can really set you on your way if you are willing to work hard. I was a bit apprehensive after reading reviews but after experiencing it I can’t say I have...

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    Cons

    Not paid for training period and have to repay fees if you leave within 2 years, however they are up front and transparent about this so you should have no complaints if you choose to ignore this.

    Advice to Management

    Get better coffee in the machines.

    FDM Group2019-06-24
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Better than expected - it is worth it."

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Note: I was hesitant in joining the graduate program for FDM due to Glassdoor reviews. However, my experience has been pleasant. Note: There is less supply of IT consultants, meaning those on tech programs are more likely to get placed. Whereas, there's more competition amongst business consultants. - I got placed by the time my training ended. - You get insightful training (it is not everything you need to know,...

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    Cons

    - You do not get paid for your training. Therefore, don't join the program if you cannot support yourself. - You are under contractual obligations - Placements are not always guaranteed (NOTE: this is not necessarily FDM's problem, sometimes consultants can be joining the program at a time where FDM's clients are simply not hiring, IN ADDITION, I find that those who do not get placements tend to be candidates that are...

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    Advice to Management

    My FDM experience has been pleasant, but I know people that have had a tough experience. My only advice is reassuring and be honest with your consultants. Sometimes it's not the company's fault but building a rapport with your consultants will help the company's reputation and overall satisfaction amongst consultants.

    FDM Group2019-06-18
  7. "IT Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Foot in the door to blue chip companies

    Cons

    Must commit to geographically flexible

    FDM Group2019-06-04
  8. "Good start to career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, West Midlands, England

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    They have good clients so gives you a foot in the door to start off.

    Cons

    Training bond means difficult to leave if you want to

    FDM Group2019-05-28
  9. "Great place to start"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive organisational culture. Plenty of prestigious clients. Good trainers.

    Cons

    Don't get paid until you get placed. Need to be willing to commute.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit better and fewer trainees, that way you can pay them more and also charge more for them, instead of having a lot of people beached or in the pond. I would focus on quality not quantity.

    FDM Group2019-05-27
  10. "Great place to launch your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Great development for career. Looks for potential in people, not experience. Understanding of personal situation IF YOU COMMUNICATE!! They aren't mind readers but mentors and HR are fantastic. Not the greatest salary packages but sets you up to be on a high salary after a couple of years. Invaluable experience handling people, and tech.

    Cons

    Bad coffee on -site in London Head office.

    Advice to Management

    Get new coffee

    FDM Group2019-05-21
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