FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
188 Reviews

3.2
188 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance in the unit I working (in 10 reviews)

  • You learn a lot from an incredibly talented group of people (wish they did a better job of making them want to stay) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Little professional development beyond informal day-to-day management; little work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • The senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Executive Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, Culture, Work life balance

    Cons

    Location, upper management disconnect

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forensic and Litigation Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Forensic and Litigation Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at FTI Consulting as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The largest pro is the salary. Second is the training opportunities, if you take advantage of them.

    Cons

    The HR department is extremely unorganized. There are many days when you might not talk to any other member of your team because you are just doing a long list of busy-work tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    But more effort into nurturing interns during the process. Even if you don't think you will hire this person in the long run, they most likely come from a good school and will go on to have a good job and you don't want them telling everyone not to intern/work there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Loved it, hated it

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    good benefits; good colleagues; good pay.

    Cons

    HR truly looks out for company not employee. No opportunity to any kind of growth for the administrative staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how your senior manager directors are treating those that they are leading.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best company for which to work...Not the worst company, either...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the salary and benefits with this company. It was always a little hard to imagine staying here long term but you can learn a lot and work on some interesting issues.

    Cons

    Like most big consulting firms, there is a lot of frustration and a certain amount of cliques observed around the office. My advice is to get active in one if you want to climb the ladder and not have your clients taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think it would get listened to if I offered anything substantive. I will say this --Anywhere you work, the job is often what you make of it. If you're counting on management to make your work life all it can be, you're making a mistake. A lot of it is up to YOU.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great clients, poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    FTI pays well (base + bonus) and its offices are generally very nice - although very different from location to location. Great assignments / client opportunities. Matrix organization based on practice and industry provides good opportunities for intra-company networking.

    Cons

    Poor relocation assistance. Inconsistent recruitment and promotion across geographies. Little professional development beyond informal day-to-day management; little work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Depends on what you are looking for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pays well; good benefits; longevity of position if you work hard, are dedicated and committed; promotes within; there are some good people who work for the company, for the most part.

    Cons

    Rigid corporate environment; "old boys club" mentality; work/life balance practices need improvement; office politics make the environment toxic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve and "freshen up" the culture to make working at FTI a more pleasant and appealing experience for its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Culture is lacking, pay is lower than industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is lots of Opportunities for travel, high profile clients and cases, a variety of type of work.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, unnecessarily long review process, management is out of touch, long hours, pay is low compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employee needs in order to retain people.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Growth opportunities as well as clique mentality are abound

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities to contribute towards a growing consulting firm. Employees did not have to deal with time consuming compliance matters that are expected in some of the big 4 firms.

    Cons

    Preferential treatment exist and can be apparent. Expectations and guidelines to succeeding at your tasks are not completely clear. New employees should be mindful and should build relationship quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the ground or with project team.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good place to start a career and develop, while working on some interesting projects with talented employees.

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

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

    Pros

    The firm offers opportunities to work on an array of interesting and challenging projects with some very smart individuals. It's a great place to learn and develop your computer skills (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint), analytical skills and attention to detail.

    Cons

    The work flow can be inconsistent, and the projects that you get staffed on are largely a function of the relationships that you develop within the firm. You have to be proactive and capable of working independently if you are going to thrive in the environment. There is little to no training, which is an area that could use improvement. As such, the employee learning experience is driven primarily by project load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the training programs and educational offerings for employees. Be more transparent about pending projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Six years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management is very casual. There is not much "red tape" in regards to PTO and such. Benefits (401k, PTO amounts, health care, etc) are all very generous.

    Cons

    There is no formal learning or education path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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