FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated July 15, 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. Helpful (1)

    Up or Out. Work hard and be rewarded.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Jobv promotion and growth. Rapidly growing company, and you can grow with it.

    Cons

    Office culture varies completely from location to location. Rapid growth and acquisitions means that there is little cohesion and uniformity between office locations. Some offices are very cutthroat and you will often work late nights and work weekends. Some are incredibly relaxed and will require only 8-5 workdays with no weekends required. Travel is expected and for some, ubiquitous. Our travel policy is very generous, but at the same time, you may not come home much, as for some engagements, weekend stay-overs are expected.

    Advice to Management

    No idea.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth. If you wait it out, you can be successful. Nice benefit package. Given autonomy in work. Nice stock option purchase plan for employees. Reasonable hours as compared to other consulting firms. Nice paid time off package.

    Cons

    Status quo in promotion process. Artifical time barriers between levels. Cost of living index not reflected in pay across different geographic regions. Very differnt expectation across groups within segements. Pay is less as compared to counterparts in other consulting firms. Salary benchmarked against accounting firms, but job description very different from that of an "accountant" at big 4 firm. Some people pushed along becasue of time at firm rather than own merit.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to staff. Don't restrict promotions to once a year. Vary the compensation across geographic regions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    FTI is great place to work with very smart and driven profesionals

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a diverse and challenging environment. It is very merit driven and opportunities exist to take on a great deal of responsibility. It is a team oriented environment where there is a great deal of interaction between team members.

    Cons

    Tough to manage work versus personal life. Client driven industry where tight deadlines are a norm which often necessitates after hours or weekend work on a regular basis with very little notice. Managers are mindful of this and ask that the work be completed if the person is available and assists with getting other resources if the person is unavailable.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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  5. FTI continues to be a leading services provider with highly regarded professionals and reputation for quality service.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Leadership team. Strong business.

    Cons

    The company pursues acquistions aggressively. Things seem very fragmented at times.

    Advice to Management

    I'd like to see better assimilation of the various business groups. Keep up the good work.


  6. excellent

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company and people to work with

    Cons

    fragemented locations for offices across cities

    Advice to Management

    all great!


  7. Collection of extremely talented people that generate a tremendous place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Talented staff -Great client opportunities -Big firm resources with boutique practice focus

    Cons

    -Big firm occasionally has HR inconsistencies

    Advice to Management

    communication on progress and goals has improved over the years - keep it up!


  8. Great Place to Be

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

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

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking, recognize employee talents and use them in the most effective way, creative problem solvers, FTI takes care of its clients

    Cons

    None come to mind for me.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Limitless opportunities for those willing to seek them out

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and responsibility quite early on regardless of level and experience. Complex and challenging client problems on every project - SMD's do a good job of pushing team members to develop the solutions and present directly to the client. Very much a merit based culture and "work hard play hard" attitude amongst teams. Practice leaders understand what it takes to grow the business and are willing to invest in new service offerings and in team member development

    Cons

    Compensation appears fair and at market level but is not a transparent process Experience and culture can vary significantly by practice and office - not enough consistency globally.

    Advice to Management

    Come visit the core offices and make an effort to know your employees below the SMD level. Don't spend all your time in West Palm Beach.


  10. Employer of Choice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director 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

    Great people, challenging and creative work, opportunity to grow career

    Cons

    Nothing to add at this time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add at this time


  11. Great Place

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

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

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

    Pros

    People are wonderful to work with

    Cons

    DC can get hot in the summers!



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