FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated August 18, 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. Good company, unpredictable hours

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Great training and fair compensation. Not a lot of travel.

    Cons

    As with any consulting firm, hours can be unpredictable. It seems you're either sitting on the bench or absolutely slammed. As a senior consultant, you generally get the bulk of the work on your plate, especially if you're a top performer.

    Advice to Management

    Retain top talent with increased bonus payouts at lower levels for performance.


  2. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Working on huge cases, with high profile clients - Great working environment, genuinely nice people - All the resources of a large company that you would expect

    Cons

    - Need more transparency into how decisions are made at the higher levels - Work can get very busy and long hours may be expected of you

    Advice to Management

    Intermingle the different segments better, I work next to several people in a different segment and there are no opportunities to meet them.


  3. Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Great starting point for young professionals looking to get into consulting. There can be travel and longer hours but overall the work life balance is a plus.

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to peers in the industry. Opportunities for growth/advancement/work depend way too much on employees directly above you and their ability to bring in work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new hires to explore opportunities in other segments / groups. This will leverage talent better while exposing talent to new opportunities, especially during slower times.


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    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, decent support from management.

    Cons

    Big corporations always have that layer of inert mass that makes it hard to get things done sometimes. Culture is a little stiff.

    Advice to Management

    Get onboard with working remotely,


  6. Helpful (1)

    Managing Director

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    really great team, enthusiastic, ambitious. winning attitude, great hours, flexible, very collaborative work environment

    Cons

    can sometimes be underpaid compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent with staff


  7. foreign language

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work in New York.

    Cons

    Unpredictability with timing of the projects


  8. Executive Assistant II

    Current Employee - Present Executive Assistant II in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Present Executive Assistant II in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible company to work for, incredibly intelligent group of people.

    Cons

    Company is very segmented, makes it hard to get things done smoothly.


  9. Helpful (2)

    FTI

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment; Lots of opportunity to work on different types of projects; Many people have stayed there for their entire careers; A great place to learn on the job for young up-and-coming professionals

    Cons

    Lacking a company culture (though the new management seems to have identified this as something to improve); compensation doesn't seem tied to contributions; Not always a collaborative environment; Constant pressure on metrics (e.g. utilization)

    Advice to Management

    Please work on addressing compensation structure; Consider improving the educational programming for employees as part of the culture change.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Software Development Intern (Ringtail 8)

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked directly on the final product; I wasn't performing work to help others make the project, nor was I stuck working on boring, menial tasks. While an intern, I was given work directly on the final project -- Ringtail 8 -- and there was no micromanaging from anybody above me. I was considered a full and equal member of the team, albeit one who only was there for a limited amount of time. I was given a section of the product and it was my section and my task to make it work, and I know that there are users out there now who are using what I as an intern wrote.

    Cons

    Innovation wasn't always the driving force. The software given to the user is innovative and definitely something unique, but there wasn't always time in the development cycle to branch out and look at new and unique solutions to problems or to see if there might be an even better way to accomplish the tasks that we were working on.


  11. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At FTI, there is a lot of independence, and client-facing activity at the junior level. Plenty of opportunities to be challenged and to learn.

    Cons

    Most managers are too busy to become a mentor. It's a real eat or be eaten atmosphere where you're expected to perform regardless of the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Bring all junior level training in house so that it is more relevant to the day to day activities that professionals in the field face.



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