FDM Group Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2021

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FDM Group CEO, Founder, and Director Rod Flavell
Rod Flavell
68 Ratings
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
      Former Employee
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      IT consultnt

      Aug 20, 2020 - IT Consultant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      The environment is really good. Good platform to start your career.

      Cons

      I guess the pay in training period is not that good

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good transition or Good start

      Jun 2, 2021 - Junior Java Developer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      I'd imagine mileage would vary depending on your "stream" and "trainers" involved in your development but I had a very good experience with all the trainers who were able to deliver education on par with post-secondary standards Some backstory: - prior to applying to FDM I had unsuccessfully applied to over 200 tech positions - new graduate with an electrical engineer bachelors - no software development experience Now i'm placed in a development role in one of Canada's major financial institutions Final thoughts: - who is this opportunity for? - new graduates with no experience - new graduates in a different field - professionals looking for a career transition - who is this not for? - new graduates with experience - professionals in this field with experience

      Cons

      A lot of people mention the pay, but you have to be realistic; FDM is putting candidates through up to 4 months of paid training, costing FDM upwards of - $10000 for your hourly (14.5) during the 4 months - Salary of all the trainers involved in your training - Salary of all the sales teams involved in your placement - Salary of all the internal staff involved in your administration

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to start an IT career especially for people without experience

      Jun 7, 2021 - IT Consultant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - Great place to start a career at IT with exposure to Blue Chip Companies in North America - Great support from Trainers and Account Managers

      Cons

      - Would have been if the compensation was more, especially given that most of the clients are in Downtown Toronto

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      No regrets

      May 17, 2021 - Software Developer ("FDM Consultant") in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Friendly and helpful staff! Perfect for someone who'd like to switch career after graduation.

      Cons

      Lower than desired salary for people in the same field.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not a bad place to start

      Apr 27, 2021 - IT Analyst in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Trainers Placed in tier 1 firms after contract Decent benefits plan No experience required Huge salary increase at end of placement They are very upfront about all the conditions and give you a bit of time to think about it No pay errors in the 2+ years I was there Was hired by FDM with no formal IT training and I now work in a top tier firm in IT... not a bad trade off They did not lie to me about anything... you basically get to make a deal

      Cons

      Pi** poor salary during training First year salary is barely okay Second year salary is a a bit higher but still While they are up front about the 2 years placement agreement and the 30K fee for breaking the contract... it still su**s

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      ITSM Consultant Review

      Jun 7, 2021 - ITSM Consultant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      You can acquire some valuable training and experience

      Cons

      The pay is below average.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Company review

      Jun 2, 2021 - IT Consultant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good for new Graduate and Entry Level professionals

      Cons

      Salary range is not flexible for the first 2 years.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Career starter

      May 27, 2021 - IT Consultant in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Help step in the door. Placement at clients with big names

      Cons

      Pay too low Clients are usually financial institutions, not all of them are more advanced in terms of technology

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to Start an IT Career

      Apr 9, 2021 - Software Developer - Trainee in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - They recognize potentials even without work prior experience - Training provided is great and addresses the needs of most of their clients - Opportunity to work for big banks and other blue chip companies

      Cons

      - comes with a bond that is not very flexible and - Pay is quite low compared to the industry standard

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good opportunity for those with low experience but want exposure to big Fin-tech companies

      Mar 23, 2021 - Junior Software Developer in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      - Good training - Gives you a foot in the door to the professional world especially when you have little experience in the field. - staff are friendly and aren't afraid to help you when you need it.

      Cons

      -low pay. the training makes sense, but after getting on the client site, it could be a little more than it is now. (not bad but could be better)

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