FDM Group Employee Reviews about "chip companies"

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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FDM Group CEO, Founder, and Director Rod Flavell
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  • "Gives you a great foot in the door in IT & Blue chip companies(in 102 reviews)

  • "If you apply yourself - the experience is a decent - good place to be if your looking at blue-chip companies(in 72 reviews)

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  • "Would recommend being pro-active with Account Managers whilst looking for a placement and after that you won't need to interact with FDM often(in 177 reviews)

  • "The strict 2 year contract is the hard part in my opinion(in 105 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great opportunity for graduates

      Jan 22, 2021 - Graduate Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      List of clients includes blue chip companies.

      Cons

      Difficult to get opportunities aboard.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Graduate Hire

      Jan 24, 2021 - Business Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Exposure to blue chip companies

      Cons

      Poor progression and salary upgrade is not good

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work, great culture & if you enjoy consultancy thats a plus

      Jan 9, 2021 - IT Consultant in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Diverse client base both nationally and internationally working abroad opportunities Gives you a great foot in the door in IT & Blue chip companies Staff are friendly Great diverse culture

      Cons

      Management should focus more on continuous improvement of their consultants and less about how to maximize profits per head In the first two years you do not have much choice on where you work and for whom

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent experience for Grad

      Oct 27, 2020 - Business Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you apply yourself - the experience is a decent - good place to be if your looking at blue-chip companies.

      Cons

      salary for the first 2 years isn't great

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A foot in the door

      Oct 10, 2020 - Software Engineer Consultant in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get a start with some blue chip companies on your CV. There are some really good people working in the academy.

      Cons

      You are invoice fodder. Lack of choices.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jun 19, 2020 - Business Consultant in Leeds, England, England
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      Pros

      Good way to gain experience with blue chip companies

      Cons

      Geoflex is a must so you must be flexible

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Exploitative Business Model

      May 18, 2020 - Data Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Entry into blue-chip companies that would otherwise be harder to get into.

      Cons

      Very low salary, considering the work. Lock-in clause means that you're trapped under the threat of fines you couldn't reasonably afford. Inflated training costs, purely there to justify said lock-in clause. Training is at times very poor and could be had for a much lower cost elsewhere. As others have said, certain aspects of the contract were downplayed or not clearly mentioned.

      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good grad scheme for breaking in to IT industry

      Jan 20, 2020 - Business Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Build a network with similar minded individuals during training Obtain qualifications and training useful for a career in the IT industry Easy entry in to large blue chip companies compared to their own grad schemes

      Cons

      Lower salary than other London based grad schemes No pay during training which can be up to 15 weeks

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Oct 8, 2019 - PMO 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work with a blue chip company

      Cons

      Low pay. They only care about placing you with their clients for any role, not your career

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Limited opportunities and bad treatmenet of employees

      Nov 4, 2019 - Trainee Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Opportunities (if one of few to get an interview) to get placed with blue-chip companies. Take on varying backgrounds and don't discriminate based on this/ take on those with a 2:2 Opportunity to develop skills that can help you in the workplace (presentation/confidence/IT skills)

      Cons

      Employees unable to communicate their concerns to newcomers as they get into trouble/damages the company's reputation. Persuaded by recruiters to join and made to seem better than it is Tied by strict contract - unpaid training period for about 2 months and it's sold that you get placed by the end of your training however this has not been the case for a lot of people. You then have to stay with them for another 90 days (still unpaid) while they try to find a place for you. Requirement to be geographically flexible and most likely move down to London (could be a pro if you want this). No support if circumstances change and you no longer want this/can't move which can cause a lot of stress/anxiety. Bad treatment of employees - opinion shared by most people i know that work there, seen more as an object with no freedom/space to choose not to relocate etc even if your circumstances change. You're expected to continue to be proactive and motivated even if you've finished your training, not being paid and might be forced to move to London outside of your will. Pay not great in comparison to similar roles if applying directly as company takes a very large cut.

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