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FDM Group Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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Found 68 reviews

3.6
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FDM Group CEO Rod Flavell
Rod Flavell
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Access to placement with blue Chip companies to get started in the industry(in 83 reviews)

  • "The opportunity presented to the dedicated trainees is by far the biggest positive of the graduate programme(in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Account managers treat you as products without respect(in 138 reviews)

  • "As the training is so in depth, it can be intense at times and occasionally trainees may be required to do work outside of normal business hours(in 94 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time

    Pros

    The company really prepares you for the real world. They provide a 12 week training program to make sure you know exactly what you're doing when you get placed on site. Teachers there are really kind, respective, and knowledgeable, and the work environment is great! They go a great job ensuring you are prepared for the on-site work.

    Cons

    The two-year lock in period isn't the best, but if you are building towards your career, it could also be seen as a pro. FDM places you in a top company for two years which is a great career starter, especially for new grads.

    FDM Group2019-02-12
  2. "Amazing Company and Culture!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great environment to work in, everyone is very welcoming - lots of chances to go above and beyond

    Cons

    - nothing really, just get your work done and everything should be good

    FDM Group2019-06-11
  3. "Great corporate culture/atmosphere!"

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    Current Employee - CA Event Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Open concept office space encourages a collaborative work environment - Advancement opportunities (I personally went from Reception to Event Coordinator fairly quickly) - So many learning opportunities within all departments - High level management is always open to speaking with you

    Cons

    Can be a little cliquey at times, but is still more inclusive than other workplaces I have experienced/heard about.

    FDM Group2019-06-10
  4. "Ideal for someone who changed career"

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    Current Employee - FDM Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    FDM has well-established clients where you will be mostly working at. Most consultants who finish two years contract will be incorporated into the team where they were working.

    Cons

    Once you sign the contract and in the career program, it is very difficult to opt out during the term. The compensation seems relatively low for a software engineering job.

    FDM Group2019-05-29
  5. "Research before accept"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    easy to get offer even for fresh people without experience, it can be a good place for all people got rejected from other places.

    Cons

    Payment is way beyond low. Their contract binds you for two years and there is no way to get out from it. Only if you have no money to pay rent and you are sure there is no other way to get a job in future accept their offers. If you are smart, educated and like to have dignity never get close to them.

    FDM Group2019-06-19
  6. "Good connections for entry into FinTech"

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    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Many position available in FinTech with FDM's connections - Good consultant support

    Cons

    - Consultants are under paid

    FDM Group2019-05-08
  7. "Not Great if you get Beached"

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      Former Employee - Software Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

      Pros

      Easy to get into out of school, regular mock interviews to help you practice

      Cons

      Overcrowded, won't let people work from home.

      FDM Group2019-04-29
    • "Java Developer Experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The training at FDM will position you very well to become a software developer capable of engineering Enterprise level applications. Access to placement with blue Chip companies to get started in the industry.

      Cons

      Salary is way below market rate so you'll need to live frugally for the first 2 years of placement.

      FDM Group2019-04-09
    • "Great for new grads"

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      Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Not a lot of experience needed

      Cons

      You have to know some coding for everything low pay

      FDM Group2019-04-04
    • "Great Connections"

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      Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Training helps you get into the industry Connections help get a foot in the door to the top banks in Canada

      Cons

      Pay 2 year Contract hanging over your head

      FDM Group2019-04-03
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