FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.1 176 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby

Steven H. Gunby

(2 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Very political organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is really not much positive as a place to work and establish a long term employment

    ConsThere are so many narcist with little to no respect for others. Management is so focused on internal politics rather than getting the work done. Their technology practice wants to make a product and turn the practice into a product company. They will never achieve that with the current leadership with too much lawyer mentality. They only know the legal business and how to charge more hours to the clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopeless

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Office set up and P&L responsibilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCollegiate, Flat, Some Very Good People

    ConsUS centric, unable to look beyond developed markets

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook beyond the US

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good place to work and grow, but underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI 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.

    ConsPromotion 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 Senior ManagementRecruitment 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Contract Attorney (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsVery accommodating and respectful management. Reasonable performance expectations. Above average pay.

    ConsProjects can end at a moment's notice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Turn around...Not a good place for growth or development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood vacation if you are able to take it. Get to work on some interesting high profiled cases, but project experience is variable. Smart coworkers.

    ConsPay is not competitive with other firms. Work life balance is difficult to manage sometimes and despite the firm emphasizing that at times, it definitely does not hold true. Pressure to always be billable at the risk of one's professional development. Project experience definitely ranges. Only have had one decent project during my time at the firm. Culture needs to be improved - there are cliques that are favored.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCulture needs improving - many people leave after being frustrated with project experience, work life balance, and overall unhappiness. Need to do 360 reviews - some managers are poor at communicating information and keeping junior folks involved. More emphasis on development and less on just billing hours. Very little mentorship here and lack of genuine involvement and guidance from senior management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Consultant (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unless you're a part of the clique, you're out of luck

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsInteresting work and good opportunity to work with great clients.

    ConsSince the economy has become so competitive, the culture at the firm has become very cut throat. The question that's asked by everyone, especially the SMDs, is "What have you done for me lately?" Everyone says it's a teamwork oriented environment, but the notion of teaming or sharing is a joke. Folks here protect contacts, protect clients, and don't practice cross sharing or cross selling. Lots of great talent not being nurtured, and incompetent folks getting promoted. Management also lacks the ability to communicate any news effectively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead all the "Con" reviews on Glassdoor carefully. They are definitely sending a consistent message to management: no transparency, incompetent SMDs, short term gains at the expense of long term vision, lip service on teaming, old boys network, poor pay, bad benefits... These are all true.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Depends on what you are looking for...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsPays well; good benefits; longevity of position if you work hard, are dedicated and committed; promotes within; there are some good people who work for the company, for the most part.

    ConsRigid corporate environment; "old boys club" mentality; work/life balance practices need improvement; office politics make the environment toxic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove and "freshen up" the culture to make working at FTI a more pleasant and appealing experience for its employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to start a career and develop, while working on some interesting projects with talented employees.

    Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsThe firm offers opportunities to work on an array of interesting and challenging projects with some very smart individuals. It's a great place to learn and develop your computer skills (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint), analytical skills and attention to detail.

    ConsThe work flow can be inconsistent, and the projects that you get staffed on are largely a function of the relationships that you develop within the firm. You have to be proactive and capable of working independently if you are going to thrive in the environment. There is little to no training, which is an area that could use improvement. As such, the employee learning experience is driven primarily by project load.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the training programs and educational offerings for employees. Be more transparent about pending projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Culture is lacking, pay is lower than industry

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is lots of Opportunities for travel, high profile clients and cases, a variety of type of work.

    ConsToo bureaucratic, unnecessarily long review process, management is out of touch, long hours, pay is low compared to industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to employee needs in order to retain people.

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