FTI Consulting
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FTI Consulting Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014

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New York, NY

The process took 2 days - interviewed at FTI Consulting in September 2009.

Interview Details – First round was one on one with HR. Plus a writing test....
Everything was easy. Just a standard "tell me about yourself" type of question and why us type... fairly standard.
the essay portion was to write about anything in about 10 minutes. so I just wrote about a pretty standard SAT/GMAT type essay.

Second round with about four people at the division. Nothing special. No trick question.

Interview Question – Why FTI?   Answer Question

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Forensic and Litigation Consulting Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Francisco, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at FTI Consulting in September 2009.

Interview Details – 1st Round
1. Case: You have 3 communications groups: Big-box, mid-size, black market. How would each of
the groups be affected if a new law passes that penalizes groups that conduct in unbusiness-like
practices. This law penalizes any company that breaks the agreement signed by the big box and
mid size companies, but not the black market. How does this affect market share? How does
this affect sales? How would you measure the change in share, and capture of the market. Draw
a graph of the change in market size that you believe will happen.
2. You are given an excel spreadsheet, and the interviewer asks you to go through line item by line
item and analyze the data and what the spreadsheet means.

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Financial and Enterprise Data Analytics Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in October 2009.

Interview Details – The first round interview was a 1:1 and not difficult to get past. Before the second round interviews began, a formal lunch was served off-site. Don't be fooled, this is an informal interview. The second interview consisted of four 1:1 interviews in which one tended to be more of a technical skills administered through a simple case study. The corporate culture was quiet and there was a lot of young and talented individuals.

Everyone was welcoming and observant of everything you do from the time you first walk in the office. You will be judged by your lunch partners, your buddy, and your interviews. If you like the environment that is similar to the quiet accounting office, this may be a good fit. Do your research of the evolution of the corporation since its inception and come prepared with lots of well thought out questions.

Interview Questions

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  • Review this case and give me the number and process of how you would calculate the settlement figure.   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in February 2009.

Interview Details – The culture seemed like a true meritocracy. There seem to be ample opportunity for advancement. However, the backgrounds of the professionals in the los angeles office are quite varied and it appeared to be a bit of a motley crew. Compared to peers such as AlixPartners and Alvarez & Marsal, overall the professionals were less impressive and less polished.

Interview Question – if you were meeting with a new client and needed to immediately rectify some immediate solvency issues, what would you do?   Answer Question

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
New York, NY

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in May 2009.

Interview Details – The interview was primarily behavioral. I met with a Managing Director and a Senior Managing Director. Most of the questions were related to my background and my future goals.

Interview Question – Most students work in industry first. Why do you want to go directly into consulting?   Answer Question

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Finance and Economic Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in November 2013.

Interview Details – Process took 2 weeks. Applied through campus recruitment and was invited to an online assessment test. The test was numerical, not too difficult, but would require you to pace through. One week later, got an email invitation to assessment centre in London.

The day started from 9.30 am. Introduction session followed by two tests. One numerical with no calculator and a verbal (GMAT style), both 30 questions in 30 minutes if I recall correctly. Very time-restricted.

After that, we had lunch with first year associates. Afternoon included a group case then a written exam. Had to summarize an economic article (more like a story).

Interview Question – Case: You are a firm (bank/lottery operator) bidding for a lottery contract from a developing country government   Answer Question

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Economic and Financial Consultant Interview

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London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in November 2013.

Interview Details – After submitting the initial application, I was invited to do an online numerical test. The test was not too hard and I was invited for an assessment day. The assessment day consisted of numerical test without a calculator. The numerical test was quite different as it had a few statistics and algebra related questions. After that there was a verbal reasoning test which was followed by a group exercise that included a case study of evaluating lottery operators. There was also a reading comprehension where you are required to summarise a text that they provide.

Interview Question – The text provided in the reading comprehension was quite hard to summarise effectively.   Answer Question

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Economic and Financial Consulting Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England (UK)

I applied online and interviewed at FTI Consulting.

Interview Details – applied online, first round numerical and verbal test, then group work. second round two interviews, a written case then interview about that.

Interview Question – our recent projects   Answer Question

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Economics and Financial Consulting Interview

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Interviewed at FTI Consulting

Interview Details – Numerical test without a calculator and a GRE style verbal test - verbal test was straight forward but most candidates had trouble finishing the numerical test in time.
Group case study where you need to discuss with two or three other candidates in the team, and a 5 minute presentation in the end.

Interview Question – relatively straight forward questions.   Answer Question

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Graduate Consultant Interview

Graduate Consultant

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in November 2013.

Interview Details – Assessment center: numerical, verbal and written test and group exercise.

Interview Question – group exercise   Answer Question

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