FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated August 25, 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. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with really smart people. You are given as much responsibility as you can handle and benefit from large amounts of exposure to senior management (both within FTI and at client sites)

    Cons

    Travel can be arduous, and pay is not always competitive enough to compensate.

    Advice to Management

    Reward great people and they will stay longer.


  2. Very supportive of my development

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of actuarial exam study support and other professional development support. Managers are very approachable and smart.

    Cons

    Have been working in litigation consulting and would personally prefer a different kind of actuarial work.


  3. dog eat dog

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Winner take all culture rewards those who overachieve. Management is looking to groom future senior managing directors, not coddle recent graduates.

    Cons

    Even if you are great at "doing" you better start building relationships day one. After a couple years, if you are not part of the new business funnel then your career will meander around the permanent director parking lot.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer term view across cycles in terms of retaining (paying) your up and comers. Outside hires don't survive in this culture and too many One rated performers walk when their business unit has a bad year / bad bonus pool.


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  5. Senior Managing Director

    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 10 years)

    Pros

    fair organization with good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    not a big 4 firm.


  6. FTI summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at FTI Consulting as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enriching experience in the firms government affairs division. Senior managers and directors are interested in the intern experience and are easy to approach with questions.

    Cons

    Had a very enjoyable internship experience, wish I could have stayed longer.


  7. Helpful (5)

    FTI Full of Potential; Talented Colleagues; Great Clients

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director, Strategic Communications in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Director, Strategic Communications in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are exposed to a WORLD of clients in every imaginable sector from law to corporate to finance to healthcare to energy to manufacturing/retail. Point to the WSJ any given day, and our clients aren't just featured...but usually a matter/case/engagement on which we're working with them. And unlike Big 4 or other traditional agencies, FTI allows you a great deal more creativity and input to the engagement than you would in a cookie-cutter agency/firm approach.

    Cons

    Typical consulting cons: tough work/life balance, annoying politics, questionable promotions and acquisitions/hires make valuable talent walk out of the door in frustration as a result. Retention is a key issue for FTI right now.

    Advice to Management

    Retain, Retain, Retain. You've got the clients, you've got the talent, find a way to make people stay.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Senior Consultant (Technology)

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable colleagues with a team first, professional demeanor. Leader in the industry and great with adapting to change.

    Cons

    More cross section interaction would be better to know what the rest of the company is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trending up.


  9. Document Reviewer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Review in Delray Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Document Review in Delray Beach, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at FTI Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work for and with. Flexible hours. Laid-back atmosphere. Different projects keeps things interesting. I would definitely recommend FTI if you are looking for part-time project work.

    Cons

    sometimes the rooms are freezing


  10. Helpful (2)

    Overall a nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Contract Attorney
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work, flexible and the project managers are great, and make an effort to keep the contract employees engaged continuously on projects

    Cons

    No benefits and not many paid holidays

    Advice to Management

    If contract employees are bound by the same rules as full time employees and required to be in the office "core hours" then we should have access to an optional healthcare plan. Also for people who have been there a year or more they shouldn't have to work the day before a holiday to get the holiday pay, and we should have the same paid holidays we had with our staffing agencies (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day). Instead of only 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


  11. Experience varies by segment, but impressive people all around

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

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

    Pros

    I feel like my coworkers are sharp and educated. Compensation is pretty good. They have also been mindful of my young kids in determining travel schedules. My particular segment is definitely growing.

    Cons

    None bad enough to mention.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts at cross-pollination of segments.



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