FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Contract Attorney - E-Discovery

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at FTI Consulting as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Review managers are decent and reasonable people, most attorneys are pleasant and cordial, in comparison to other doc review agencies FTI seems to pick up fairly interesting projects, the office space is clean and well-maintained.

    Cons

    Before I left, the upper management of the company rolled out a lot of really harebrained work-space policies: no cell phone use at the work-desk, there was some talk of restricting internet use to just a few websites (which really handicaps any attorney's ability to look up a lot technical jargon for particular projects, read about the backgrounds of the cases, etc.).

    There's a difference between having an orderly work-space environment and instituting paranoid policies that poison the atmosphere in the entire office -- unfortunately someone at the top seemed to have lost their marbles. I hope that the rest of the good folks that work for FTI don't have pay for a few poor decisions made at the top.

    Advice to Management

    This goes out to the upper management: don't treat your employees like children by rolling out a row of patronizing office policies and then use some security-related euphemism to justify them. Don't announce your plans to provide commuter benefits to your employees and then never follow up on the promise. Don't restrict the use of the internet at the expense of the work-product your attorneys churn out.

    To sum up, no company deserves respect when it allows for a glaring gap between the demands for quality output that the upper management imposes on its employees and the poor treatment of the said employees. FTI seems to have gone that route, which is unfortunate.

  2. Helpful (3)

    I worked in the Chicago office in Human Resources.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great office amenities like free drinks and snacks, smart, hard working employees.

    Cons

    Management was ok- very focused on face time and their reputation, even if that meant taking credit for their direct reports work. Very cut throat environment. HR very home-office driven, so there wasn't much to do expect 'paper push' in the satellite offices.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit to their hard-working, intelligent staff; less back stabbing and more direct constructive communication.

  3. Helpful (3)

    + People, + Benefits, - Projects, - Management. A place that will struggle to retain bright, young talent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay (took essentially the same pay to leave). Great group at the junior levels. Generous PTO and benefits. Opportunities to advance if you are the right person, in the right place, at the right time.

    Cons

    Good Ol' Boys Club at the upper management level. Management also battles perception problems ("playing favorites", disingenuous presentations at meetings, etc). Projects are typically interesting at a high level and in general terms, but junior staff is left to do the dirty, tedious elements of execution.

    Advice to Management

    I could offer some but they seem stuck in their ways.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Gained good experience, helpful for my next position

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very nice. Most are competent, and willing to assist when needed. Great vacation package, and good bonuses (if you are eligible).

    Cons

    Very limited promotional opportunities. If you are fortunate, you will be in the select group of those who continue to move up the ladder. Most of the truly dedicated employees are ignored, and the talented ones leave within three years.

    Advice to Management

    To the new C-suite group, listen to the employees who are actually doing the work. Management will cover themselves; take the information in their "paper trails" with a grain of salt.

  6. Helpful (1)

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    big clients, big conversations - interesting work

    Cons

    not a fan of the quiet corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    none

  7. I enjoy my current position and job functions as a Consultant.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working with the people.

    Cons

    Working long hours some of the time.

  8. Hired guns

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, well educated people. Good location. Free parking. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Hired guns for the litigation industry. Not really a morally correct job. Huge company

    Advice to Management

    No specific advice.

  9. ups and downs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    salaries can be very high compared to industry

    Cons

    can be a little cutthroat at times

  10. Helpful (2)

    Small consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here include the potential to broad exposure of various projects. Fairly competitive salary (compared to Navigant and other small consulting firms).

    Cons

    Cons: Minimal training (Consultants are expected to learn mostly on the job, which is only ok if your manager is good at training or if you're very good at teaching yourself.) No organized career management (Again, you're on your own to find opportunities that broaden your skill set or help you develop an expertise. If you can get fortunate to team up with a strong director and an even stronger Partner that you have great chemistry with, then you're set. Otherwise, you can be left behind because the company does not have a organized format to develop their consultants.) Compensation is not transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on building value in the short and long-term by making sustainable hiring and sales decisions. Although a high level of turnover is normal in the industry, it pays to invest in your current employees.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Colleagues, Remote access

    Cons

    Demanding hours, compensation, culture, non-collaborative

    Advice to Management

    Accountability

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