FDM Group Careers and Employment
- CEORod Flavell61%approve of Rod Flavell's performance
- Company size5,001 to 10,000
- Revenue$130m to $650m (CAD)
- IndustryInformation Technology
- HeadquartersHeadquarters: London, UK ...
IT Consultant in Toronto, ON
on 19 December 2021
Below market salary with 2 years hanging over your head!The training was good, for a new graduate, the work culture and the location is pretty decent. The staff are good people. The salary is obviously terrible and the number of people waiting to be placed vs the number of employment opportunities coming in don't match, mostly due to covid. But the company continues to hire new recruits just to have them sit idle after training.
IT Consultant in Toronto, ON
on 16 July 2021
Everything is good except the inaccuracy of the payment departmentFDM is a recruiting company that provides opportunities to fresh graduates. I have been with FDM for 2 years and here are my views on the company:Pros: The company has hired good trainers who help you throughout your training period. The company also invests heavily in the online learning platforms to help the consultants learn the skills required by the industry.Company pays the consultants for the training.The company culture is good, all the festivals and big sport events are celebrated which is a lot of fun.Cons:The pay is below average compared to market.During my time at FDM, I have had more than 15 issues with the payment department. They make a lot of mistakes in paychecks and if you don't check your pay there is a 100% chance that you will loose your money.And this does not happen deliberately but it is due to the inaccuracy of the teams that manage the paychecks.For an example, Once I was told that I have 2 vacation days left and when I took the 2 days off and asked to be compensated for those 2 vacation days they told me that they have made a mistake in calculating my vacation days and I will not get compensated for the days I took off in account of their mistake. In result, I had to loose 2 days of my regular pay plus my vacation pay. In conclusion, if you have 0 options in the market, you are financially stable, you are active enough to calculate your bi-weekly pay, and you have time to fight battles with the payment departments and HR then yes, you can go to FDM.
TRAINEE in Toronto, ON
on 25 May 2021
Exploitative work cultureFDM Group takes advantage of immigrant students who do not have the network needed to directly land the job they want.They promise to 'recruit, retrain and deploy" you with one of their clients (usually financial institution in Canada (ex. TD)) but often their clients do not have the budget to pay you and you end up waiting.You are discouraged from applying for other jobs while you are employed with FDM Group by them imposing heavy fines if you decide to break your contract. They ask you to reimburse them for $75 per hour of training they gave you, but all the training they do is available for free online with much better and more updated content.Academy managers act more like a school principal than a manager. They will micromanage you. Probably because they were not good enough at their own job to actually work, so instead they have to teach.Avoid working here at all costs.
None in Toronto, ON
on 17 May 2021
Exploitation of new graduatesI have 2 degrees and 3 years of in field work experience and they offered me minimum wage. My last junior level position was paying me $60,000 annual for comparison. I feel bad for anyone desperate enough to work for them.
Software Developer Consultant in Toronto, ON
on 22 October 2020
No job at all, and account manager doesn't professionalThe training is really technical, you will learn more hands on than university but the contents are not modern technologies. FDM advertises what clients do they have but in fact they don't have enough job to the trainees.The account managers are the sales who have the jobs on their hand, none of them have technical knowledge or experiences.You have to be good image in front of them, else they will not present you to their clients even you are matched. The jobs can be senior level and some technologies that you never heard before, they claim they will upskill the missing technologies to you before on-site but in fact they just give you the LinkedIn learning link to you for self-study.Most of the jobs are QA/QE/Testing, BA and Dev roles are very poor, 20+ applicants for 1 BA/Dev role.Basically FDM isn't a good stepping stone to build your career because they don't have enough jobs but they still keep hiring, also most consultants facing the work in client side doesn't match the job description and you can't leave or complain.
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