FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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FTI Consulting President & CEO 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. 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Software Development Intern (Ringtail 8)

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at FTI Consulting (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    FTI

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits and Flexible Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent benefits (awesome maternity leave) -Flexible work environment -Ability to relocate to other offices -Generous compensation

    Cons

    -a lot of bureaucracy, which can make things difficult -work can be tedious and not that interesting

    Advice to Management

    It was refreshing to work at a consulting company that really seemed to be fair to their employees. Work on reducing the red tape and really allowing creative thinkers to get things done.


  7. Sr Managing Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding people. The professionals are all at the of their respective games. Competitive salaries, strong technology infrastructure (meaning: They keep work computers and software up-to-date; well-trained IT people in-office at all locations keep things humming.)

    Cons

    The company tends to spend a great deal of time and money recruiting and training top talent. But because FTI is publicly-traded, senior management has one goal only: Keeping the stock price high. (Which is their legal obligation ... but that tends to conflict directly with a consulting practice.) As a result: if there's even a slight downturn in billable hours (one slow quarter, for example, after 12-14 quarters of solid growth), they start slashing upper-echelon employees to keep the stock price high. Terribly short-sighted and wasteful. They also have an "up or out" view of everyone above Admin Assistant level ... meaning that many very talented employees are promoted to positions where suddenly they're required to develop business (when they have zero experience at client development, much less the desire to do so). Result: A lot of excellent mid-level people leave when they can't fulfill the new job (which they never asked for)

    Advice to Management

    Do more to keep good people. Think long-term. Terminating senior professionals in order to show a drop in expenses (which boosts stock price) is a costly and short-sighted practice.


  8. SC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Many different industries and good with time off

    Cons

    Travel bothers some people if too often

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay bonus scheme for FTE


  9. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    smart people to work with

    Cons

    you have to travel a lot


  10. Intellectually rewarding place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at FTI Consulting (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High paced, intellectually rewarding, very smart people, work with some of the largest clients out there.

    Cons

    Stressful, long hours, lack of work-life balance, complicated bonus structure.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for to gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    People I worked with were very sharp, and were also great team players.

    Cons

    You work a lot of hours.



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