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FDM Group Java Developer Interview Questions

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Java Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in November 2012.

Interview

I recently went in for their assessment day in NYC. I will be starting training in a week.

The assessment day consisted of an hour long written test and two one-on-one interviews. The test is composed of some technical questions, some project management questions, coding examples and questions on them. You don't need more than a first semester programming course to answer the questions about the example code. If you're a project management applicant, I believe they mark you more leniently because they don't expect you to have a background in programming.

My first interview was a technical one where I was asked about the skills I wrote on my resume (if you wrote something there, you better know it - at least somewhat) and I was asked to show some code I had written.

My second interview was more to see how interested I was in FDM in general, what fields I'd be more interested in, how my previous experiences (work + college) affect my ideas about how my career should look in the future, etc.

Interview Questions

  • I wasn't ready for questions about skills which were mentioned on my resume but which I had only minimal exposure to.   Answer Question

Negotiation

None.

Other Interview Reviews for FDM Group

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Company puts you through a 4 month training process as their trainee and after training is over they get you an interview with one of their clients. They have a contract for 2 years that starts once you are placed with one of their clients.

    Interview process was a brief introduction and powerpoint followed up by a competency test which consisted of basic programming questions and a few logic questions. Then was a technical interview followed by an HR interview, neither were terribly difficult.

    Interview Questions


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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in July 2011.

    Interview

    There will be a written test and then a couple of interviews, 1 with the HR and the other is technical with their trainers. They will contact you in a couple of days.

    Negotiation

    They have a standard package for all the fresh grads.

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online and heard back from FDM after a week or so. We scheduled a phone interview, which was pretty brief - my interviewer told me a bit about the position, asked me what I knew about FDM and about a few items on my resume. The entire phone interview was less than 15 minutes long, and after that we scheduled an in-person interview. I was asked to bring a form of ID, a printout of some code I'd written, and a copy of my resume.

    The in-person interview was at their Wall Street office, which was very pleasant, clean, and organized, and started with a presentation on FDM as a company, the position, and their training program. If you're curious, the training consists of 17 weeks on Java, Unix, JavaScript, and SQL along with some basic finance and professional skills, followed by an assignment with one of FDM's clients, most of which are based in Manhattan, Jersey City, or Stamford. Afterwards, the other applicants and I took a short test made up of basic logic, math, and programming questions. Both the presentation and test were about 20 minutes each.

    After the test was finished, we had one-on-one technical and HR interviews. No whiteboard coding came up, but I was asked questions on data structures (trees, linked lists, and the efficiency of various operations) and to describe the output of some code my interviewer had written. The HR interviewer asked some questions about my background and personal life: what I like to do in my free time, what I'd do if I was working with a team that had uncooperative/hostile coworkers on it, and what I liked/disliked about the position based on what I'd heard. The entire process took less than three hours.

    I received an email a couple of hours after finishing the in-person interviews saying I was accepted. I ended up declining because they couldn't give me a guarantee about where I'd end up working (it would take me about 2 and a half hours to get to/from Stamford from my home) and the pay wasn't enough for me to relocate. They were accepting and pleasant about it, and the entire experience went pretty well.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the differences between an abstract class and an interface in Java.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The contract is too harsh (you have to work for them for 2 years, $30,000 fine for leaving before the 2 years are up), couldn't make any guarantees on where I would be working, inadequate pay.


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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and then they contacted me for interview. The interview contains one skill test and 1:1 interview with the trainer. Overall, the interview is quiet easy.

    Interview Questions


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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and a couple weeks later was scheduled for a phone interview. The interview was very short and not technical. After passing the phone interview I was brought in for an assessment day where other possible candidates for the FDM academy program were also present. They gave a short presentation to outline the company and the commitments needed for the program. They then gave us an assessment test that consisted of a few simple programming and logic questions. After the test came another short presentation. We were then given three short five minute interviews with three different people. Finally we were required to fill out an hr form and an anonymous feedback form.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    1.Phone interview basically to give an introduction
    2.On site interview consist of resume review and written test. The test was not hard. It was mainly used by the recruiter to determine how much you know and which track might suit you better.


  7.  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FDM Group.

    Interview

    I was first given a brief overview of the company, what they offer, and what to expect. I was then given a brief assessment test. Afterwards I got a brief personal interview with one of the people from sales. The questions were mostly about what I learned from college, how do I get along with others, any projects that I completed, etc etc.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult question was asked. But the one that did take the longest was explaining my final project that I completed in college and also a project that I did during my spare time.   Answer Question
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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was really pleasant. I'd never had a group interview before, and while that led to a lot of waiting, it was interesting to talk to the other candidates-- especially since all who got offers and accepted would be in class together. The interview was very very easy. But I also think the offer is a bit of a scam.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were pretty easy overall. Make sure you know definitions of acronyms, etc.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The offer is way to low, and asking you to support yourself during a long training process is unreasonable. Add to that the 2-year commitment, and the offer is absurd.


  9.  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    I expect after an interview to be contacted about a week later not the
    next day the average starting salary for a java developer is 20,000 higher
    I have not gone to the assessment day and will not because it see's way
    to basic for a developer job.

    Interview Questions

    • I have not gone to assessment day yet but as I am
      looking for a job as a developer I asked the level of question
      and Its like CS1   Answer Question

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