FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
Steven H. Gunby
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance in the unit I working (in 14 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
  • There's no work/life balance (I used to work on weekends) (in 25 reviews)

  • Long hours prohibit a good work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of different clients.

    Cons

    The firm is too focused on cost savings, and not enough on employee development and/or retention.

    Advice to Management

    Limited leadership, vision and/or overall strategies throughout the various segments. Almost no active leadership from upper management.


  2. Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Nice base salary, decent benefits package

    Cons

    Unreasonable goals, lack of leadership


  3. Electronic Discovery Consulting at FTI

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, flexibility to work remotely, autonomy.

    Cons

    Not much chance to vary what you work on or move within the organization. Unpredictable hours, need to be glued to email all the time. Pay could be better.


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  5. Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    travel is ok. Work life balance

    Cons

    poor management. Work can sometimes be boring


  6. Good Company to Do Document Review Work For

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Document Reviewer in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Document Reviewer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting as a contractor

    Pros

    Convenient flexible hours (7am - 9pm) Plenty of overtime The majority of the staff was friendly The project lasted as long as the company said it would If you went in, did your work, and kept your hours, you did fine

    Cons

    The no cell phone policy is draconian The public firings are disruptive Priv team does more work for the same money Over 100 lawyers let go on a Saturday night with an email at around 8:30pm

    Advice to Management

    Increase the hourly rate in order to attract and retain document reviewers, particularly in light of the no cell phone policy.


  7. Great learning experience

    Former Intern - Strategic Communications in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Strategic Communications in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Major clients, able to learn a new industry. Senior staff is really eager to help you learn.

    Cons

    Not enough work for interns, so too much downtime. Can't be very enterprising with your ideas for clients.


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    Senior Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, medium size consulting company, care about employees and organize many social events

    Cons

    not very integrated as a whole business, target focused


  9. Helpful (1)

    Interesting Projects, Low Pay

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    Current Employee - Forensic and Litigation Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Forensic and Litigation Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have been able to work on a number of very interesting projects in the year ive been here.

    Cons

    They have skilled employees work on long, dragged-out projects that involve little to no technical skill and refuse to hire low level people or contractors to do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more low level people, don't force skilled employees to do mindless work. At very least rotate people onto jobs that have no useful career experience.


  10. Human Resources Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, casual office attire

    Cons

    no room for growth after position


  11. Long hours, silly pay structure

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are small perks given such as getting a nice hotel when traveling, coffee, etc. Team is nice in most instances

    Cons

    Long hours if you're staffed on the wrong project with little to no appreciation for any time worked extra. Billing structure incentives the work product to either be slow or to ignore "non-billable" items that eventually may generate future work.

    Advice to Management

    Notice which of your juniors are working hard and reward them properly regardless of the type of work they do. Elimination of office politics should also be a focus



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