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FDM Group CEO Rod Flavell
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Pros
  • "Access to placement with blue Chip companies to get started in the industry(in 83 reviews)

  • "The opportunity presented to the dedicated trainees is by far the biggest positive of the graduate programme(in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Account managers treat you as products without respect(in 138 reviews)

  • "As the training is so in depth, it can be intense at times and occasionally trainees may be required to do work outside of normal business hours(in 94 reviews)

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  1. "Business Stream - Great Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    It’s now been 6 months since I started my journey with FDM. I took part in the BA/PMO Graduate Programme in Birmingham's FDM Academy. The training itself has its pro and cons. It is very demanding and challenging and it requires constant efforts because in the end of each week you have multiple assessments. The way the different modules were structured was not ideal but the trainers and the account managers were very...

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    Cons

    The amount of money that you owe FDM in case your contact is terminated before the 2 years is heavily overpriced.

    Advice to Management

    Add more courses that include external certifications

    FDM Group2019-05-02
  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 (2)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Well connected firm with good reputation. - Chance to gain valuable skills and experiences, depending on the project(s) you secure. - Can be a good stepping stone if skills and experiences are properly utilised.

    Cons

    - Due to the high supply of consultants at the firm; consultants tend to be treated as a number, because they can easily be replaced. - Account managers do not know the skills and experiences of consultants to recommend them for suitable jobs; account managers use the ”shot gun” approach, that is they tend to offer the client 10+ candidates...

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    Advice to Management

    While FDM worked out for me, I am aware of plenty of consultants who have had horrible experiences with the company. The most noticeable problem for me, is the business model used by the firm; it capitalises on the large supply of graduates each year who are hungry to work for a financial institution. As such, consultants are treated as short term assets that the company makes large profits on for the first 2 years. ...

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    FDM Group2019-04-13
  4. "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
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    "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....

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    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
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group for 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

    FDM Group2018-12-10
  7. Helpful (13)

    "DO NOT APPLY - it is a scam, I work there now!"

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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

    It MIGHT help you get your foot through the door

    Cons

    FDM do not appreciate you as an employee, to them you will always be a “money making machine” they give you 17 days annual leave (as they force you to take 3 days off during Christmas whilst the office is closed). They make £250.00-£500.00 per day from you whilst you’re getting a day rate of £13.00 You need to work 40 hours per week Once you’re on site, the account managers...

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    Advice to Management

    Close down and rid the country of FDM

    FDM Group2018-12-23
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    "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great clients which potentially you'll get a chance to work with although not guaranteed work on a Taxi Rank service so you can't pick the client although you can make contacts with account managers. Trainers are mixed some absolutely great will stay later or answer emails after 5pm. There are no other discernible benefits to speak of.

    Cons

    So many I'll have to list; No technical training or information provided other than some SQL writing, make sure your ability to research information yourself is strong and you go to the right places online (Don't start onsite and ask what a test environment is won't go down well). In addition the development life cycle they teach you is incorrect and a serious issue management should address, FDM confuse the Design and...

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    Advice to Management

    I didn't expect to be supported on site by FDM but please could you stress that FDMers are to be trained or at lease spend time with there line managers once on site. On the other hand FDM could try some sort of support to staff if this isn't made clear to Clients about training.

    FDM Group2018-12-14
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Fdm group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    High quality of training Great support from trainers LOUISE

    Cons

    Lack of business opportunity after claiming to have so many clients Account managers favour tech over business Account managers never reply to emails but complain if you don't reply instantly Once signed off make you do 40hrs a week while not getting paid HR are so unprepared Sell you a dream but when you pass training...

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    FDM Group2018-12-05
  10. "Great place to start your career"

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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

    Industry recognised qualifications Exceptional client base

    Cons

    Technical training is poor - better off learning online On site support from account managers is almost non existent

    Advice to Management

    Almost everyone is accepted from the interviews. Standard of some new grads is very poor. Be more selective in recruitment.

    FDM Group2018-11-02
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