I worked at FMI Corporation full-time
Good professional family. Lots of knowledge written down and in the heads of employees.
The folks who talk a lot and do not know a lot - sometimes succeed. Travel and the inherent eating out all the time takes its toll.
I applied online. I interviewed at FMI Corporation (Scottsdale, AZ).
Recruiter and hiring manager phone interviews, followed by in-person interviews with five people total. The hiring manager was first by themselves, then two groups of two interviewers.
Oh, and the night before the in-person interviews the recruiter sent an online personality assessment which I wound up having to complete at 10 pm. They hadn't mentioned this but it only took about 15 minutes. Not sure why they think it works, but some people believe in horoscopes. So if they think a 15 minute quiz matters, and if you want to get an offer there, I suppose you need to do well on that too.
The recruiter and hiring manager were really nice and things seemed like they may work out, initially. The Recruiter had played up the training and advancement opportunities.
But discussion with the Managing Director threw up some red flags. Had somewhat of a mocking tone going through my resume, which I am able to handle but it's not a good sign. More importantly, they actually reversed course on some key aspects of what the Recruiter had said, which really crushed the opportunity. Whereas the Recruiter had asked me if I was willing to pursue certification and offered to pay for it - the Director said it "didn't matter" and that he "wanted to be sure someone was going to stay" before whinging about the costs. This strongly suggests that they would push it off, and any advancement opportunity would be out the window. There was an employee reviewer who commented about ambiguous timelines and undefined benefits - this seemed accurate as I was seeing the bait-and-switch just going through the interview process.
Based on what they were asking (heavy travel, client contact) they weren't offering much. I was concerned the work assigned would be low level and/or slow, and the consulting industry has strong competition. Office environment seemed off, office park was distant from town, almost empty and probably low rent. People were nice with exception of the head honcho.