FMI Corporation Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Great people to work for

    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FMI Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    FMI has an amazing group of employees. My consultants are easy to work with and are appreciative of the effort I put into my job. My coworkers are great, and are always there to lend an extra pair of hands when needed. I am given the freedom to do my job without anyone looking over my shoulder.

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary comes to mind.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Can be great for the right person

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a small firm, and as much as you travel, you get to know your colleagues very well. They tend to practice what they preach, by and large. They meet a real need in the Construction industry. Good brand recognition in the industry.

    Cons

    The company structure is similar to a partnership, where you buy in to become a Principal and make the real money. So as long as you like the people in that group, it can be a good thing. If you dont, well, it cuts both ways. Company success is heavily tied to the industry, so when the construction market suffers, you suffer, too. Not a lot to hedge against. The S&P (sales and production) compensation system has pros and cons - and many cons. It creates a great deal of internal competition for credit, and the credit goes to whoever is more senior, basically, so more junior people have to take it in the shorts for a number of years before they are able to see some benefits in terms of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Get some younger people's input into org structure and compensation models that work better.


  3. Great place for consultants, not support staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FMI Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    FMI offers healthcare, vacation/sick leave, 401K and bonus potential. Convenient location in NC near Crabtree Valley Mall.

    Cons

    Upper management seems really unconcerned with high rate of turnover with support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating support staff like "the red-headed step children". The company should work as a team, not just kudos to consultants.


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  5. A True Meritocracy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FMI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The culture rewards hard work and ambition. Single-market focus allows for deep subject matter expertise. Benefits are competitive with top-tier consulting firms. Opportunities for ownership are readily accessible by top performers.

    Cons

    Starting compensation is somewhat lower than industry average, but within a few years can easily increase by 50-100%. Travel is a bit of a bear, but becomes more manageable over time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in top talent!


  6. It's a Great Time to be Working @ FMI Corporation!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FMI Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working at FMI for four years and have seen a great deal of growth during my time here. The company is in a transition period and has many goals on the horizon to take it to the next level. FMI has been around for over 60 years so that tells you that they are doing something right!

    Cons

    I think that the Pros outweigh the cons


  7. Great people and culture, but uncertain growth prospects.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMI Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and collegial work environment.

    Cons

    Targets smaller construction clients. Work is not challenging.


  8. Great reputation and solid foundation in consulting and training experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FMI Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid well and provided good benefits. I loved the people in my immediate group.

    Cons

    The organization was very compartmentalized and male dominated.


  9. Internship was less than favorable

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FMI Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    got to work with really smart people

    Cons

    teamwork is hindered significantly by the competitive culture of the consultant group.

    Advice to Management

    promote teamwork.


  10. challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zug (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zug (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    personal development and business opportunities

    Cons

    Members of the Board of Director

    Advice to Management

    none



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