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FDM Group Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2019

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

    "Recruiter"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at FDM Group full-time

      Pros

      Some colleagues are nice but be wary.

      Cons

      Managers in all 3 schemes could support their team members better, lack of support or encouragement. This includes the Managers within Account Management too. Promise but don't deliver -shame really. They focus alot on diversity, I don't see much from Leeds or Glasgow offices. Place is full of liars and two faced people. If your fake you will progress well. Graduate scheme - if they like you or they need...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop the favouritism within workplace.

      FDM Group2019-04-18

      FDM Group Response

      April 30, 2019UK Recruitment Manager

      Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your experience. Our programmes are designed to recognize potential and talent; we do not discriminate on a candidate’s background and candidates are scored objectively against set criteria. All three programmes ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "PMO"

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

      I have been working at FDM Group full-time

      Pros

      Potential to work with employers I would otherwise have had difficulty in gaining access to.

      Cons

      FDM over-recruit on programmes and vastly inflate the scale of roles available. Many people leave or are got rid of post training due to lack of roles. You’re a commodity, there to make money for the company; no more, no less.

      FDM Group2019-04-16
    • "Training review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Open doors to many industries mogul

      Cons

      Unpay during training, but this was told beforehand, so you have plenty of time to decide whether to join or not, however they do cover your travel expenses

      FDM Group2019-03-21
    • "descent employer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at FDM Group full-time

        Pros

        the training is the best part

        Cons

        they dont care about you that much

        FDM Group2019-03-22
      • "They're Alright"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at FDM Group full-time

        Pros

        Good Opportunities with major companies Great Interview help

        Cons

        Horrendous communication once out on site from basically everyone Onsite support is non-existent After 3months unpaid they still take weeks to pay money they owe for expenses.

        Advice to Management

        Try and see your employees as more than a number that gets you paid.

        FDM Group2019-03-22
      • "FDM Group review"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at FDM Group full-time

        Pros

        Great opportunities within the company

        Cons

        Have to be geographically flexible

        FDM Group2019-03-06
      • "Been with FDM for over a year"

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        Current Employee - IT Consultant in Leeds, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

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

        Pros

        -Excellent client base (think long term in regards the experience you will pick up) -Geographically spread (opportunities abroad) -Can apply with a 2.2 and not as competitive as other grad schemes

        Cons

        -Poor salary & benefits -Basic training (Must pay for further training and qualifications) -Poor communication and disconnect when it comes to account managers and consultants.

        Advice to Management

        Improve communication especially when contract is nearing its end. Forward planning for that consultant about potential jobs coming up. -Openness and transparency about roles (i.e. A PMO being asked to a ITSM/technical role)

        FDM Group2019-03-19
      • Helpful (6)

        "Not good people"

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

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

        Pros

        Have links with some large, high profile companies. Pay is decent if you are just out of university.

        Cons

        HR, Account Managers and Sales people treat trainees and consultants with utter contempt. Your concerns and opinions fall on deaf ears. You won't feel valued as a person. You get little choice on your future. Frequently lied to and deceived by the FDM head office staff. Regular displays of incompetence from admin, finance and HR staff lead to errors and miscommunication. Annual Leave is at the legal minimum.

        Advice to Management

        Treat consultants and trainees like humans instead of the dirt on your shoe. Stop ignoring emails and communicate better with employees.

        FDM Group2019-04-04
      • "Great"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at FDM Group full-time

        Pros

        Open and honest friendly and supportive

        Cons

        None everything is good here

        FDM Group2019-02-28
      • Helpful (5)

        "Former Trainee on Software Development Stream"

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        Former Employee - Trainee Developer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at FDM Group full-time

        Pros

        Mmm works for some people I guess

        Cons

        FDM hired me on the basis that my chemical engineering degree would be transferraable. One month into their intense training, they dropped me with no warning due to me failing a couple tests. From my understanding we had three chances to pass. Also they wanted us to learn JAVA in four days, is this possible? Highly unlikely. As it was out of the two week period and as it was their choice, they didn’t charge...

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        Advice to Management

        You exploit graduates and it is a shame

        FDM Group2019-04-01
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