FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
204 Reviews
3.3
204 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Better pay than the Big 4, good work-life balance, opportunities for career progression (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
  • Little professional development beyond informal day-to-day management; little work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • long hours and work load distribution among different teams is unacceptable to some (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits but not fair. New employees get 4 weeks of PTO, 5 weeks after two years.

    Cons

    Small corporate department, openings are rare and new opportunities tend to be filled from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to promote and retain talent more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad, but not great

    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Respected in the industry, good benefits, work along side very smart colleagues, cordial office environment, opportunity to advance if that is what you are seeking.

    Cons

    Low compensation compared to similar firms, corporate culture is not clear, not much communication from management, bad work life balance

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, Culture, Work life balance

    Cons

    Location, upper management disconnect

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Loved it, hated it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depends on what you are looking for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great clients, poor management

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (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
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Culture is lacking, pay is lower than industry

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Growth opportunities as well as clique mentality are abound

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (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

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