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FDM Group IT Consultant Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2019

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FDM Group CEO Rod Flavell
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22 Ratings
  1. "Very Good Opportunity, Very Supportive Of Consultants"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group for more than a year

    Pros

    -They provided the opportunity for me to learn a lot about programming, opportunities that I would have difficulties having in my home country. -Opportunity to work for big time companies(JP Morgan, etc.) -Different departments(Account Managers, Payroll, HR) all do their best to support you. -I have a story, its about an issue with my pay. I approached different departments about it and they all did their best to help...

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    Cons

    More of an advice if you want to join them. -Be sure to network -Save up money for the initial 2 year contract, just in case you get relocated to a different state

    FDM Group2019-07-05
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Got placed with Fannie Mae"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    Get placed with big name companies that you would not otherwise a chance, with Industry experience Professional Training Job-like experience prior to being placed Knowledgeable Trainers Staff that genuinely cares Amazing CEO If you end up training in Austin, you lucked out. I don't know about the other locations, but I know the people out of this office and they are amazing.

    Cons

    Low pay for high cost of living areas Needs a higher re-location allowance for those with families Not the best health care plan

    Advice to Management

    If we don't plan to increase wages for those working in high-cost of living areas, we could, at least, offer a higher re-location allowance.

    FDM Group2019-04-30
  3. "For United States, NY - Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience. Good Training. Great if you come out of college with no real work experience, just a degree and want to get into a big name company.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Do not really care about you, they care about satisfying the clients. j Also pretty sure they short employees (consultants) on paychecks hoping they will not notice.

    FDM Group2019-05-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You have people that are trying to find you jobs and teach you things

    Cons

    You make less money

    FDM Group2019-04-17
  5. "Decent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training Getting to work with fortune 500 companies Chance to gain valuable experience

    Cons

    Work is not always consistent Can spend extended periods of time waiting for work Locked into a contract for 2 years

    FDM Group2019-04-14
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Decent training, low pay"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Provided training is decent, and you get paid during it, albeit minimum wage. They also provide accommodations for a portion of your pay. 2 year contract with a client, 1st year $45,000, 2nd year $50000. This is well below industry standard for doing the job of a software engineer. And if you break contract, you have to pay FDM $30,000. For example, my company is paying $130,000 for my contract, but I only see $50,000...

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    Cons

    Pay. They also do scheduled checkups that ultimately provide next to no benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Pay contractors industry standard for the job there do for their contract.

    FDM Group2019-04-17
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The training that FDM provides is good and relevant. I got placed at a large investment bank only a few weeks into training. There's a zero percent chance I would have landed that job on my own. I give FDM an A+ for helping me get an awesome job with a prestigious company. Many opportunities to interview with great companies. For computer science graduates that are having difficulty finding their first software...

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    Cons

    During training, you have to share a bedroom with another trainee. As a result, it's hard to have any privacy.

    FDM Group2019-04-02
  8. Helpful (74)

    "Be VERY Careful. Option of last resort. Very honest review"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relevant Training (albeit at a much higher cost than you think), Opportunity to live in NYC (although you won't get paid enough to survive on your own there), benefits are decent, segued into a good job with experience from company, it's a job if you have given up on finding something else and need a job. I will start with the Pros, this company does offer very relevant and useful training courses. These courses are...

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    Cons

    Pay, the way they split up your pay, you will constantly have to check them on their word, you won't be able to afford breaking your contract, did not get an offer from the company FDM placed me at following my FDM stint, lied about our contract length, they pay you less than they make off of you. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS JOB UNLESS IT IS YOUR LAST HOPE. I had read a bunch of Glassdoor reviews and the bad ones are pretty...

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    Advice to Management

    Please fix your confusing pay system, please pay people enough to live on there own during training, please reduce the gap between what you make on your employees and what your employees actually take home, please lower the leaving clause after training (there is no possible way you provide $30k worth of training), please honor your word, please don't make your employees double check you on everything, please treat your...

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    FDM Group2018-10-22
  9. Helpful (24)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to blue-chip companies Incredible office and location (New York) Paid during training Trainers, HR, and management are genuinely good people

    Cons

    Ridiculously low salary Strange practices, pay structure and contract Way too focused on image

    Advice to Management

    I've been working for FDM for about a year now (started training in August, got placed in November) and have watched FDM's Glassdoor rating plummet.. I think I'm starting to see why: FDM desperately needs to raise its consultant salary in order to validate all of its strange attributes. I am reading a lot of things on here about disorganization, weird business practices, redundant training and feeling trapped by the...

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    FDM Group2018-08-24
  10. "Payroll"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at FDM Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Payroll always out perform my expectations. Great Networking

    Cons

    Salary is little less than what other employers offer

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary

    FDM Group2018-09-03
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