FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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3.1 177 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby

Steven H. Gunby

(2 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Overall a good place to work and grow, but underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI work in Technology and 95% of the people are incredibly smart and driven. You learn a lot from an incredibly talented group of people (wish they did a better job of making them want to stay). There are only a very small handful of duds. You can work from home in this department which is fantastic as you can travel and not take PTO (this is a double edged sword because you're available to work pretty much anywhere). They have offices in almost every major city and there are opportunities to travel if you ask. If you prefer not to travel, there's no pressure to do so.
    Culture is pretty good, people are very nice and will go out of their way to help you learn. But there is not much camaraderie once you leave the office.
    There is an emphasis to take PTO and enjoy it while you're out. However, it can be hard to manage a "good" time to take it.
    Promotion structure is a pro and con. The pro is that there aren't limited amount of upper management positions. If you deserve to be promoted, you don't need to wait for a position to be vacated.

    ConsPromotion Cons: they emphasize 2 year minimum between promotions, but that leaves you with no incentive to work hard in a non-promotion year. Very few get promoted early, and usually FTI promotes 1 year later than it should. You have to do the work of a level higher for a year before they promote you to that level. Promotion cycles leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
    Pay is below average, especially for NYC. Raises are very small, pay bumps for promotions is very underwhelming, and annual bonus is very little compared to other companies - and I've received great reviews for my level. Depending on the project, work life balance can be very difficult. You never know what time work will end and working on weekends (for a handful of hours) is pretty standard. You will constantly be on your blackberry at all hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruitment is top notch, do a better job retaining that talent. Seen way too many incredibly smart and driven people leave because they are mismanaged and underpaid. Put together a better compensation package and raise structure to make people want to stay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dynamic company.

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots of exposure to diverse industries.

    ConsSimilar to other consulting firms in which hours could be unpredictable at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing - management is doing great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart and interesting coworkers and assignments, but a little all-consuming.

    Consultant (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsSmart co-workers, good assignments, travel opportunities, good learning opportunities, and good senior management.

    ConsPoor work-life balance, compensation isn't great, and little communication across upper and mid-management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstitute 360 degree reviews otherwise it's difficult to evaluate how effectively mid-level management is managing consultants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good challenges, excellent work environment, but needs to keep focus on what needs to be done

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent work-life balance in the unit I working. Work truly based on delivery and not simply showing up at the office (from what I heard, though this was not true of all offices). Good compensation, and very reasonable benefits. Worked with a really skilled and fun group of people.

    ConsTrying to find a way to grow within the company was becoming an issue. The cross office politics can become annoying at times and affect moral and productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay true to the mission and vision of the company, don't waste precious time and energy bickering or sticking to some arbitrary rules just for the sake of sticking to the rule even when it does not make a whole lot of sense.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Entrepreneurial environment and very interesting work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsInnovative and dynamic, good benefits

    Consoffice culture needs warming up and team oriented

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership should communicate more with employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was great. I learned alot.

    SQL Data Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsTeam Members were supportive. I got chance to learn new skills and implement my knowledge.

    ConsI didn't find any cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work and grow

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsMostly good colleagues and working environment

    ConsCompensation and work/life balance, at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting company that is growing

    Managing Director (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart hard working people across all businesses; Global reach provides international opportunities; Focusing in all the right industry sectors including Healthcare, energy, high tech etc.

    ConsThe main weakness is that the various business units within an industry do not fully optimize each others skills, capabilities, client relationships etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlign incentives to increase teaming.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsPay, Vacation time, Flex schedule, Project variety

    ConsTravel can be tough to maintain work/life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more room for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    FTI Acuity is expanding, mostly graciously but with some growing pains

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with sharp people, professional environment, supervisors generally care about your future and family.

    ConsCulture varies office by office, proprietary software still buggy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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