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FDM Group Reviews

Updated 9 December 2018
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FDM Group CEO, Founder, and Director Rod Flavell
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Pros
  • "Happy to help trainee's achieve their goals to work in blue-chip companies and see them get involved in some very exciting projects" (in 74 reviews)

  • "Good company for people looking at first experience in blue chip companies" (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • "2 year contract you have to stick to" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Account managers often lack professionalism and empathy" (in 126 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "My time so far at FDM Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time (Less 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


  2. "IT Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FDM Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wide variety of career paths available
    Blue Chip clients
    Social
    Global opportunities
    Improves your client facing skills
    Accepts many different degrees and backgrounds
    Great colleagues
    Not many companies will give you exposure to clients so early on

    Cons

    You need to be geographically flexible
    Unpaid training can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Offering consultants the opportunity the re-train in another area after their 2 years could improve retention. Lots of untapped potential in cyber security industry, push this more among consultants.

  3. "PMO Programme"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    Training is provided by experienced professionals

    Cons

    No pay during training makes it difficult


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Destroyed the start of my career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training Staff at the academy are fun and engaging.

    Cons

    Training is next to worthless if you leave the company.
    Buisness plan is based on taking advantage of anyone with a fresh degree.
    Dont value you as a person, see you as a commodity.
    Sales team extreamly deceptive in their recruitment and staff managment.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "FDM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    Chance of working with a big company

    Cons

    Poor training for devs(you try to learn everything yourself basically)
    Unpaid training
    They place you anywhere and you have to go


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Business Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    I trained to be a Business Analyst, and training actually wasnt that bad but definitely shouldnt be valued at £20k+.
    I had a really good team who I'm still in touch with at the moment. Some trainers really care about you and your progression, however some are just there to simply do the job.
    The firm has a good and ambitious vision, but execution can be much better.

    Cons

    Poor pay. no job security whatsoever. I know people who are placed but are still worried of where they'll be in a few months time because some have contracts that are only 4-5 months long, etc.
    When I was in the pond, an account manager nearly guaranteed me a job for a client as I was the next one to be placed in that field. But the client requested someone else who was already placed in a different country, so FDM took that consultant out of that contract and relocated him to a new one..? This just didnt make sense to me at all.
    Staff attrition is high.
    After training, they say it's FDM's job to get us into a job but their effort in doing this was not really shown whatsoever. No communication with account managers unless you persistently annoy them about you.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and the executives should look into employee engagement more and keeping communication constant with their employees, whether in the pond, beach, on site etc.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Java Development"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Want to learn java and have never done it before training is quite good.

    Cons

    Go to UK for €170 per week for 16 weeks. Promises of loads of jobs but most people in Ireland are never placed. €26,000 for a java developer is way below average for working in Dublin. Get more as a graduate.Tied in for 90 days after doing their academy which means you can't work with anybody else either. From your first day of employment you are tied to that money for 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make promises you can't keep. We were told on 7 out of 1400 were not placed. Complete lies. At least be up front about the rate of people that don't get jobs and let people decide for themselves.

  8. "Project Support Officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Support Officer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Project Support Officer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic client base. Varied roles. Easy introductions to these clients who may prefer the flexibility of using a consultancy firm and not always hire direct to market, depending on the roles. Opportunities to change to related streams for other interview opportunities. Opportunities to travel and work. Comprehensive general project support office training. Professional exams included. Access to ongoing training database. Peer network of trainees.

    Cons

    Geographical flexibility is a must, but this is well advised throughout the application process. Training is unpaid, but free and expenses/bursary are paid. Again this is well notified when you apply. The Pros far outweigh the Cons - particularly in light of the fact that if you end up not placed you can walk away with no obligation once the 90 days are up.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise having an Irish office / academy. Having that presence would mean Irish graduates would be much more aware of the opportunities FDM can provide.


  9. "Production Support Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    You get what you get, training and a chance to work with their clients.

    Cons

    It all depends on what you're looking for in a job. You want the experience and havent had any? Then take it, you've got two years to prove your worth for their clients.

    Advice to Management

    Coordination and guidance


  10. Helpful (3)

    "If you have any other option take it!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a job. That's it.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Incompetent members of staff ranging from hr to payroll to consultant support.
    Incorrect payment of wages, expenses. Lack of support and constant broken promises said support with regard to relocating. No pay role training. Poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your consultants with respect. Have consistent policies which are actually applied.