FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
198 Reviews
3.2
198 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
Steven H. Gunby
13 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, mundane work

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome people at the DC office - very nice and social coworkers
    Solid and relatively consistent pipeline for projects
    Reasonable work-life balance
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Poor training
    Work can be boring and very repetitive
    Relatively conservative workplace environment
    Not much merit based project allocation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employer to work for as far as consulting

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Take care of there poeple

    Cons

    Upper managerment sometimes needs to listen a little more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and follow through

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Holdover from the Big Four - the good and the bad

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

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

    Pros

    If you join the company as a consultant, you'll get an opportunity to work long hours, travel, get compensated well for overtime, learn a lot, and develop some great technical skills.

    Cons

    As you go up the ranks, it becomes more of the ole boys club with NYC's boy's club ruling the roost. For good or bad, the culture here is holdover from the Big Four. Compensation becomes more difficult and competitive and the benefits are lacking, especially health care and parental leave. The company can also be very silo: how well you do very much may depend on who is your champion. Finally, with all the acquisitions through the years, the company hosts many disparate types of busiesses, and FTI has no consistent culture or brand in the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Exciting and Dynamic Work and Clients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Exciting dynamic work, various opportunities

    Cons

    lack of mentorship , lack of integration of various units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Employer of Choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing to add at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to add at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

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

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

    Pros

    People are wonderful to work with

    Cons

    DC can get hot in the summers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    FTI Strategic Communications

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

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

    Pros

    Young employee base, room for advancement, solid work/life balance (20 PTO days per year plus 3 floating holidays, 25 PTO days per year after 2 years on the job)

    Cons

    Low pay at the junior level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Limitless opportunities for those willing to seek them out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good on the surface with bad undercurrents.

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

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

    Pros

    A good place to learn some new skills. Able to work independently. Some performance managers are really great, however their enthusiasm gets hampered by the leadership. Co-workers are pleasant to work with. Social outings are nice.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be poor for staff in consulting roles.

    Lack of real advancement...just because you went from consultant to sr. consultant, to manager really doesn't mean anything.

    A lack of a unified vision between teams and departments really keeps the practices and products from improving.

    If you're hired, once the "honeymoon phase" is over, unless you've made it into one of the cliques, you're pretty much parked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at the middle management layers...the managing directors and senior managing directors. Those people are there to line their pockets and they may not really be concerned with the long term growth of the business. Look at the history of the stock price as an example, it's half the value it was in 2008.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, low to average compensation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Professional growth opportunity
    traveling
    new business connections

    Cons

    work / life balance
    low pay
    work might be very boring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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