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61 English questions out of 61

July 5, 2021

Does FDM Group offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great salary and benefit package for graduate, smooth training and placement in large companies

Cons

No choice for client company placed

Great salary and benefit package for graduate, smooth training and placement in large companies

July 5, 2021

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June 16, 2020

Does FDM Group offer massages?

Pros

If you're lucky, you'll have an academy trainer who cares and helps you. If you're desperate to work for top-tier bank as a glorified paper pusher then this job will get you in the door. Comradery with your fellow consultants, both with grads and beached consultants. Made some life long friends from this experience, the only good thing to come from it. If you get one of occasional European jobs, you'd get a relocation grant which would help with accommodation.

Cons

When there is a lawsuit against you for unlawful training/exit fees, that would be the first warning. Locked in for 2 years, at £20,000 for training which comes nowhere near to that volume, and the fact they take 2/3rds if not more of the fee from the client to 'cover' this 20,000 - stay away. Speaking of, pay is dreadful. Only in 2018 did they finally change their pay scale and introduce a london wage, but £23000/25000 for a 1st year BA, when Just Eat give £35000 for their grads. In addition, 20 days holiday pa, lower than most companies. Low pension contributions, and no other benefits besides free mini tea/coffee in their academies. If you're unlucky, you'll have a trainer who doesn't really care and sets the bare minimum work they can get away with. I was lucky and had multiple projects for different subjects, but I've spoken with people from other classes/locations whose trainer didnt care, set them no projects and didnt do more than read a pre-prepared powerpoint document which is already accessible to the students. The BA training covered everything that a BA should do, not I did anything related on my client site; but for developers and testers I spoke with others who said their course was severely lacking in relevant and modern training. No pay during training (can be up to 12 weeks + any time after when you haven't been placed) is embarrassing. Given how the expectation is that you can't have any job whilst working for FDM, I don't know how FDM expect their consultants to support themselves at all. Once you're placed, don't expect to hear anything from your account manager. You're literally just another number to them and another commission check. You'll get the occasional visit if it fits in with their schedule when seeing the client, no emails either. Very surprising when you consider how 'chummy' they are with everyone back in the academies. Most of HR are nice and are caring, except if it comes to leaving FDM/client early. No matter what you tell them as to reasons, even if they already knew about it, the idea you'll leave either one makes them flip 180. This is from a UK perspective, I can't speak for those in America/Asia.

Low pension contributions, and no other benefits besides free mini tea/coffee in their academies.

June 16, 2020

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March 2, 2022

Does FDM Group offer dental insurance?

Pros

Train you skills that are useful

Cons

Not much to no benefits No dental coverage

No dental coverage

March 2, 2022

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June 16, 2020

Does FDM Group have a pension plan?

Pros

If you're lucky, you'll have an academy trainer who cares and helps you. If you're desperate to work for top-tier bank as a glorified paper pusher then this job will get you in the door. Comradery with your fellow consultants, both with grads and beached consultants. Made some life long friends from this experience, the only good thing to come from it. If you get one of occasional European jobs, you'd get a relocation grant which would help with accommodation.

Cons

When there is a lawsuit against you for unlawful training/exit fees, that would be the first warning. Locked in for 2 years, at £20,000 for training which comes nowhere near to that volume, and the fact they take 2/3rds if not more of the fee from the client to 'cover' this 20,000 - stay away. Speaking of, pay is dreadful. Only in 2018 did they finally change their pay scale and introduce a london wage, but £23000/25000 for a 1st year BA, when Just Eat give £35000 for their grads. In addition, 20 days holiday pa, lower than most companies. Low pension contributions, and no other benefits besides free mini tea/coffee in their academies. If you're unlucky, you'll have a trainer who doesn't really care and sets the bare minimum work they can get away with. I was lucky and had multiple projects for different subjects, but I've spoken with people from other classes/locations whose trainer didnt care, set them no projects and didnt do more than read a pre-prepared powerpoint document which is already accessible to the students. The BA training covered everything that a BA should do, not I did anything related on my client site; but for developers and testers I spoke with others who said their course was severely lacking in relevant and modern training. No pay during training (can be up to 12 weeks + any time after when you haven't been placed) is embarrassing. Given how the expectation is that you can't have any job whilst working for FDM, I don't know how FDM expect their consultants to support themselves at all. Once you're placed, don't expect to hear anything from your account manager. You're literally just another number to them and another commission check. You'll get the occasional visit if it fits in with their schedule when seeing the client, no emails either. Very surprising when you consider how 'chummy' they are with everyone back in the academies. Most of HR are nice and are caring, except if it comes to leaving FDM/client early. No matter what you tell them as to reasons, even if they already knew about it, the idea you'll leave either one makes them flip 180. This is from a UK perspective, I can't speak for those in America/Asia.

Low pension contributions, and no other benefits besides free mini tea/coffee in their academies.

June 16, 2020

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February 2, 2022

Does FDM Group offer parental leave?

Pros

Good benefits, leave allowance and pensions.

Cons

I have no negative comments as the moment

Good benefits, leave allowance and pensions.

February 2, 2022

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Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival 🌕) is an occasion for families in the Chinese culture to gather together to sample autumn harvests, light lanterns and admire what is believed to be the fullest moon of the year. It was very interesting to learn from our very own employees about the significance of this day and its beautiful traditions.
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Our #Sydney Team had an absolute blast at #City2Surf, the largest fun run in the world, seeing over 60,000 participants this year! 🙌 🏃‍♀️ Some of us jogged, some walked and some even danced their way through to the finish line. All in all, there were plenty of smiles along the way as we raised money for a great cause, supporting Foster the Future helping children in care get back on track with their education.
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