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FDM Group CEO Rod Flavell
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (13)

    "My time so far at FDM Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The most ambitious growth minded company I have ever worked for, there is a real buzz around the office - Supportive staff across all departments I have come across, everyone wants you to succeed - CEO / COO very down to earth visit throughout the year, are completely invested in ensuring the company succeeds - Great opportunity to move career forward very quickly

    Cons

    - Very few to note due to company in growth phase at times it can be hectic, however this does make it exciting

    Advice to Management

    - Keep on supporting all levels of staff and taking on the feedback from consultants as well as all internal facing staff

    FDM Group2018-06-12
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good opportunities to get your foot in the door"

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

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to get your foot in the door with big name companies, extensive tech training, fun culture and events, paid relocation and housing during training

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end, limited benefits package, strict schedule during training

    Advice to Management

    Benefits package could be more robust and consider raising salaries

    FDM Group2019-01-10
  3. "Great Place to Start Career"

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    Current Employee - Software Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Training Commitment to employees Excellent opportunities involving fortune 500 companies

    Cons

    Lot of work - especially if you have little to no software experience. Rigid contract structure.

    FDM Group2019-04-19
  4. "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 2 years

    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 2 years

    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. "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 2 years

    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 (1)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The training is pretty good, even though the technology they teach is outdated. - If you do a good enough job in the two years you've sold your soul to FDM. You can come out working for the client onside making considerably more money.

    Cons

    - The exact pay for your first year is $44,530. The second year is $49,530. - The benefits might as well be non existent - Once you go on site, that's it, you may as well not exist. No additional training, no employee investment, no ideas are taken into consideration. - If you look at FDM's 2018 financial statement, (all you have to do is google fdm-annual-report-2018, and scroll to page 37) you can tell how much...

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    Advice to Management

    - Stop giving out 50$ Amazon gift cards every week for and hosting a 'lavish' boat cruise and pay your employees more. - Put up some health awareness signs in the bathrooms, no one washes their hands when leaving the bathroom. - Stop making it feel like getting a roommate is an 'adventure' . The real situation is that FDM does not pay enough for most employees to live on their own where they get placed.

    FDM Group2019-04-07
  8. "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 more 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
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Average place"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The recruiter were great and some of the managers

    Cons

    the pay sucked and the company culture

    FDM Group2019-03-28
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great to get the two years of experience."

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer Trainee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I trained in the Austin office. FDM provides you with about 15 weeks of Training in the Java stream. The material is covered quick, but I never felt like I was falling behind. You get training that will prepare you for your role with a client. They cover a lot of topics that you might not use in your placement, but they offer specialized training if you need it like if you were placed in a c# role your training would...

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    Cons

    You have to be geoflexible. You will be told to go on interviews and if they like you, they get you. So you might be moving to New York or San Francisco without your pay adjusting to cost of living in these areas. It can be daunting, but roommates help. The pay isn’t that great in general, but it really seems to be about getting that 2 years of experience under your belt.

    FDM Group2019-02-01
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