FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
188 Reviews

3.2
188 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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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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  1.  

    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

  2. 2 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work and grow, but underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Dynamic company.

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    • 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 for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    Trying 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stay 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Entrepreneurial environment and very interesting work

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative and dynamic, good benefits

    Cons

    office culture needs warming up and team oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should communicate more with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was great. I learned alot.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SQL Data Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - SQL Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at FTI Consulting as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mostly good colleagues and working environment

    Cons

    Compensation and work/life balance, at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting company that is growing

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align incentives to increase teaming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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