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FDM Group Software Developer Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2019

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FDM Group CEO Rod Flavell
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Great academy with solid teaching foundation

    Cons

    Low pay, but that is to be expected

    FDM Group2019-08-06
  2. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It is an opportunity. You have to start somewhere, and they do introduce you all the big banks.

    Cons

    The $30,000 indentured servitude contract that you sign is not worth the low quality training they provide. Pay is also really low.

    FDM Group2019-06-25
  3. Helpful (3)

    "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 a year

    Pros

    The recruiter were great and some of the managers

    Cons

    the pay sucked and the company culture

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

    "You get out what you put in"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid Java Development Course Prestigious Clients Possibility of coming out of contract with great experience and possibly a solid job opportunity A way to get your foot in the door as a developer if you have no prior work experience

    Cons

    Irritating pay structure (base salary + daily payment for days billed on client location) Uncertainty of length and location of client placement The 2 year contract is restrictive and if things go badly you could be trapped

    Advice to Management

    Facilitate better communication between account managers and trainees Find a way to make the pay structure and contract seem less like indentured servitude

    FDM Group2018-07-25
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Junoir software developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Really friendly and help undergrads get jobs and training for 16 weeks

    Cons

    No benefits starting off and have to relocate

    FDM Group2017-08-19
  6. Helpful (16)

    "the last resort"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer/Test Analyst in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they will get your foot in the door

    Cons

    predatory hiring tactics, and laughable compensation and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    as an employee i feel completely taken advantage of.

    FDM Group2017-01-21
  7. Helpful (2)

    "As a recent grad, FDM has been a great opportunity for me to start a Software Development career."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free training, placement, opportunity to travel, real-world training, experience, interviewing skills, soft/people skills for the corporate and professional world, presentation training, guaranteed placement for 2 years, contract to hire for many positions, excellent networking opportunities

    Cons

    Significantly smaller salary than most entry level software jobs (with the caveat of guaranteed employment), contracted to the company for 2 years with a substantial monetary early termination obligation should you not complete contract two years, unpaid training

    Advice to Management

    Either offer paid training, or increase the salary you offer to new hires to a fair and decent amount

    FDM Group2015-12-11
  8. "Okay, but not so great"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Software Developer in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive training, 5 weeks Flexible training

    Cons

    Long Contract Have to Travel Not great, or favourite

    FDM Group2019-07-31
  9. "Good teaching, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was taught well, learnt programming skills to a decent standard.

    Cons

    Wages are extremely low, expected to move anywhere in the country if they find you a job & account managers will try to push you into jobs that you have no interest in to get their commission.

    FDM Group2019-07-30
  10. "Amazing placement experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent overview of the IT Industry. Improvement of both - technical and professional skills. Amazing team that will support you through any issue that you might face.

    Cons

    No real downsides to the placement. A few more holidays would have been beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    FDM Group2019-07-09
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