FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
201 Reviews
3.2
201 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 13 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)

  • The senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was a greta experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great. I really liked the people who worked in my group. They were very helpful and spent time making sure you got adjusted.

    Cons

    The HR feedback was very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of the company is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, interesting work, pay was average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with. People were friendly and smart. The work was interesting for the most part, and office was a nice place to work

    Cons

    Compensation was just average compared to the value you provide. The hours were kinda long as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward high performers better to retain better talent. Also, listen to your employees. If you have employees who want to travel, staff those people on the travel engagements vs people who are sick of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    When law firms need financial records, they need people like us to go through databases and hard copies and compile them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, quarterly bonus based on billable hours in excess of targets, solid technology skill set, larger than average annual salary increase, large variety of projects

    Cons

    Little grad school assistance is offered. Lots of redundant work sometimes stretching several days doing the same thing. Boring office environment. Very little work culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more formal training and 1 on 1 teaching/mentoring. There are other activities that should result in bonuses other than just Billable hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Value young employees; a lot of interseting work

    Cons

    No cross-sector work. You stay in the group you are in and have minimal authority on what projects you eventually get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate young level employees if you want them to stay at the firm. Provide incentives for work across groups.

  6.  

    Good company for work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    good environment
    small teams
    good technical challenges
    encouraging environment

    Cons

    not a big name in technology like Microsoft or Amazon
    Not many benefits besides salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Everyone gets things done efficiently and works together in the recruiting department

    Cons

    many of the team members worked remotely

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great People, however Work/Life Balance Needs Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    FTI pays quite well, has great benefits, understanding management, and high profile engagements to work on.

    Cons

    Although management is very understanding and great to work with, the Work/Life Balance is pretty awful (as is with most other firms in the industry).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to reward their staff in greater amount for loyalty and efficiency. They should also work on developing their consultants / senior consultants by cycling on and off engagements with different scopes of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work and grow, but underpaid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Promotion 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 ManagementAdvice

    Recruitment 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Dynamic company.

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to diverse industries.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing - management is doing great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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