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Helpful (3)

Young, fun and expanding rapidly. Good opportunities for growth and travel.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Graduate Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Graduate Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Young Fast growing Opportunities abroad, if you show potential Good progression

Cons

Not much management contact Seasonal, busy and quiet points in the year

Other Employee Reviews for FDM Group

  1. Helpful (19)

    Like having teeth pulled

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FDM Mountie in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - FDM Mountie in Brighton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They guarantee you a job in a respectable institute For two years they will find you work They are essentially an agency so should you lose your job they find you another but the upside is they pay you while you're in their offices doing some 'training'

    Cons

    You are a product, they will not help you with career development in any way shape or form They pay half the industry standard They value 'training' at £20,000 however very few courses are trainer led, the Excel VBA course is an abridged version of Excel for Dummies They tell you salaries after the 2nd year will double but they come in at a lower rate than they promised when first trying to ensnare you, again under industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your mounties better. London is expensive especially if you place within a bank, salaries around £21-24k leave us immeasurably poor


  2. Helpful (12)

    Dissatisfied overall, but a valuable experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to get in. A taste of professional working environment. Start-up level IT training. Prospects in working in major financial institutions.

    Cons

    Could take up to 6 months(or more) before landing on a job since started. Underpayed. Equivalent job in an investment bank pays 75%- 100% more than FDM. Training is basic. Some trainers are trained to train(There are trainer trainees). No control over career path. The prospects of getting placed entirely depends on the work of sales. I.E. You have little chance on getting a job if sales are not performing, even if you are technically proficient. Outrageous "Sign-off" process. FDM deliberately slows the Sign-off to keep you from leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    The management of the Academy could show more respect to trainees.


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