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FDM Group IT Developer Interview Questions

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in December 2010.

Interview

Rushed phone message, telling me to interview the next day.

First round: Company overview, logic test, 2 on 1 interview. 2 on 1 interview is not in depth at all. Accepted to next round later that day.

Second Round: 2.5 day skills assessment over various subjects, including 5 minute IT presentation of your chocie. SQL test. If accepted, contract signing on Day 3.

They're moving into new offices on 14th Wall Street, NY office started training in 2010, so new program.

People working there look tired, training room is very small (10 computers?).

Interviewers didn't go in-depth on anything, so make sure to cover what you need to say. Seems like they're simply asking required questions from a script. Interviews for most candidates were about 10 minutes.

Interview Questions

  • Skills/accomplishments, greatest weakness, very basic and general behavioral interview questions, very basic 12 problem logic test.   Answer Question
  • How many unique handshakes if each person in a group of 10 give handshakes out to each and every other individual.
    (a) 100 (b) 50 (c) 45 (d) 20 (e) 10   4 Answers
  • Describe (half page) a former IT project   Answer Question
  • Bob can make a cigar from 5 used butts of old cigars. If he has 25 cigar butts, how many cigars can he smoke?   2 Answers

Reasons for Declining

Pay:
--25k First Year Analyst + 11/hr billable client hours
--28k Second Year Analyst + 13/hr billable client hours
--Average salary well below market rate.
--No pay during training, contract void if no placement within 90 days. So potential of 5 months of no pay.
Work Environment
--Must be willing to work on contracts in NYC, Jersey City, and Stamford, CT.

Testing and assessments weed out candidates. They aren't interested in YOU, but more interested in finding the candidate who can learn the material quickly, hence the logic test and assessment tests. They ask you to leave early if you don't meet requirements for certain subjects (e.g. soft skills), and are basically cherry-picking potential individuals, who, if they pass the assessments, can probably get into FDM's client firms without training.

In depth training only gets you knowledge of SQL and Unix (for IT Dev, not Project Management), and the rest of the time is spent on soft skills.

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