FDM Group Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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FDM Group CEO, Founder, and Director Rod Flavell
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Pros
  • "Gives you a great foot in the door in IT & Blue chip companies(in 102 reviews)

  • "If you apply yourself - the experience is a decent - good place to be if your looking at blue-chip companies(in 72 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Would recommend being pro-active with Account Managers whilst looking for a placement and after that you won't need to interact with FDM often(in 177 reviews)

  • "The strict 2 year contract is the hard part in my opinion(in 105 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great Experience

      Nov 7, 2020 - IT Consultant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great clients, offers great experience.

      Cons

      Little to no control as to placement.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      n/a

      Mar 11, 2021 - FDM Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      it was a good company

      Cons

      not many bad things to say

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      An ok job, but not as good as advertised

      May 11, 2021 - IT Consultant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Training is paid & more in-depth than at a webDev bootcamp. Learn useful skills & a foot in the door with big banks.

      Cons

      Locked in a 2 year contract where you're paid $12-$15/hr for training but Walmart pays ~$16 for stocking positions. Told you get 15 days paid vacation on top of holidays, then find out it's mandatory unpaid holidays but can accrue vacation days once placed. A guy I worked with didn't get placed for 7 months. Their map of where you can be placed isn't kept up to date. Most often, jobs will be in middle to NE coast, which is expensive to live. Need to work off the clock often. If a trainer doesn't teach well, you'd better learn it on your own else get canned. Out of a class of 11, only 3 went to the last week.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good to get foot in the door

      May 10, 2021 - Software Developer Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good experience with blue chip companies if you are lucky, worth it if money is not an issue and you need experience

      Cons

      can get placed in a bad contracting position, very low pay compared to full time roles

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall a Great Expereince

      Jan 12, 2021 - Site Reliability Engineer in Plano, TX
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      Pros

      A great way to get your foot in the door. As a self-taught programmer (my bachelor's degree is in biology) I had a really difficult time trying to get an interview for a full time position. FDM group hired me though! There is four months of training that is basically a software engineering boot camp, and they work with all new hires to help construct a resume, provide mock interviews, and set up interviews with the companies they work with (mostly in the finance industry). I was hired on as a contractor with JP Morgan and spent two years there learning and gaining experience in current industry best practices. The staff is excellent and they provide resources and support through the length of your contract. The health insurance was also really good.

      Cons

      The salary is lower than what you would earn as a regular full time employee at the company you contract with, and there is a two year commitment.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Workplace

      Apr 22, 2021 - Manager in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Leadership is always available to help

      Cons

      Compensation could be a bit better

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      FDM Review

      Apr 14, 2021 - Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gave me access to jobs that I never would have access to, followed up throughout my consultancy period, introduced me to a network of young professionals

      Cons

      Not so great pay, no overtime benefits

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent opportunity for college graduates and people looking for a career change

      Mar 28, 2021 - IT Consultant in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Excellent opportunity for recent college graduates looking to start getting experience Excellent stepping stone towards working in the corporate world. Great for individuals looking for a career change Great support as long as you're an employee

      Cons

      2-year contract Salary is less than what you should actually be earning

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      horrible experience.

      Apr 29, 2021 - IT Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nothing. absolutely nothing. maybe just the interviews which I received was a plus

      Cons

      they exploit your insecurity of "not being enough". have master- slave mentality. treat you horribly. and the PAY IS basically NOTHING.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Do not consider

      May 3, 2021 - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
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      Pros

      They get you a job

      Cons

      They do not care about you. The treat you like objects

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