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NP101
26th February 2013, 12:17
I'm thinking of becoming a contractor at FDM. I've looked at their website and they give very little info - they seem to focus on recruiting junior people!

Does anybody know anything about them? Is work project-based? Are they good at finding jobs for you? What sort of jobs would a contractor at FDM get?

Thanks!

b0redom
26th February 2013, 12:52
I'm thinking of becoming a contractor at FDM. I've looked at their website and they give very little info - they seem to focus on recruiting junior people!

Does anybody know anything about them? Is work project-based? Are they good at finding jobs for you? What sort of jobs would a contractor at FDM get?

Thanks!

Assuming this isn't a sockie post. They do the usual contract setup which everyone will be familiar with (which is what I did last time I worked with them). They also have this 'mountie' thing where they body shop junior perms in under the guise of 'you are getting junior people who are being trained cheaply'.

Wouldn't touch the 2nd type personally, but at least it's more honest than some of the other consulting companies.

Bunk
26th February 2013, 12:55
I'm thinking of becoming a contractor at FDM. I've looked at their website and they give very little info - they seem to focus on recruiting junior people!

Does anybody know anything about them? Is work project-based? Are they good at finding jobs for you? What sort of jobs would a contractor at FDM get?

Thanks!

I've just had a look at their website and it seems they specialise in employing graduates. So I'm curious, why would you want to contract there?

Bunk
26th February 2013, 12:58
Assuming this isn't a sockie post. They do the usual contract setup which everyone will be familiar with (which is what I did last time I worked with them). They also have this 'mountie' thing where they body shop junior perms in under the guise of 'you are getting junior people who are being trained cheaply'.

Wouldn't touch the 2nd type personally, but at least it's more honest than some of the other consulting companies.

Do they do 'normal' recruitment agency stuff too? I got the impression (from about 30 seconds glancing over the site) that they were doing the normal consultancy thing, get graduates in, pay them 25k a year and charge them out at £1000 a day.

MyUserName
26th February 2013, 13:01
I've just had a look at their website and it seems they specialise in employing graduates. So I'm curious, why would you want to contract there?

Could this be a cultural misunderstanding? They mention contractors but the company seems very US centric, does contracting mean the same there as it does here?

Scrag Meister
26th February 2013, 13:10
I interviewed with them back in 2007 and was not impressed with their consultancy style position, so I went Ltd and found another role with another agency.

From what you say it seems they play the standard agency type role too.

NP101
26th February 2013, 15:12
Assuming this isn't a sockie post. They do the usual contract setup which everyone will be familiar with (which is what I did last time I worked with them). They also have this 'mountie' thing where they body shop junior perms in under the guise of 'you are getting junior people who are being trained cheaply'.

Wouldn't touch the 2nd type personally, but at least it's more honest than some of the other consulting companies.

OK. I was definitely thinking the 1st type. It seems from what you say that the two types aren't linked. Do they generally go for more junior contractors? Also wanted to check - do FDM have a reputation when it comes to "regular contracting"?

b0redom
26th February 2013, 15:16
Don't quite know what you mean by a 'reputation'. They were fine with me when I worked through them as a senior consultant/systems admin. Paid on time etc etc.

I have no idea what they specialise in, I just take work where I find it.

Dallas
26th February 2013, 16:14
the groups of FDM'ers I have worked near have always been the grads that didnt make the grad schemes.
Some of them saw promotion as permie roles in the banks they were fdm'er at - but there is a tie in time period or deal to be made to go perm there.

darmstadt
26th February 2013, 19:55
What it says:

FDM Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FDM_Group)


FDM's business model is focused on its consultants, each of whom specialises in one of the following areas: project management, infrastructure support, application support, software testing, software development and training. Consultants receive free training on condition that they work for FDM for a minimum of two years.

FDM Group Reviews | Glassdoor (http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/FDM-Group-Reviews-E234827.htm)

TheFaQQer
26th February 2013, 20:18
I interviewed with them in 2010 for a contract position, and found them pretty good, to be honest.

Nice enough agent, quick to get the paperwork through, and then the client lost the project when the government changed the scope completely.

If they have moved onto the "associate model" then I wouldn't be so keen, it must be said.