FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    The definition of "Old Boys Club"

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent. The medical and 401k benefits are competitive. Some of the people you work with are really nice people..

    Cons

    The only way to get any promotion is to go out drinking with your boss. Friends and golf buddies are promoted and rewarded ahead of all others. Raises and compensation are skewed similarly.

    Advice to Management

    As if you'd listen anyway...as long as a profit is being turned, management does not care what happens to the employees.


  2. 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


  3. Excellent Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    This is an excellent company to work for. The tasks are challenging, the people are terrific, and compensation is outstanding. Plus the external perception of FTI is positive.

    Cons

    Being in Times Square isn't the best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. Helpful (4)

    DISTURBING!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy was the deciding factor. Super. Day 1, was like being in the military. I suspect things have changed since I left, I don't hear much about them at all.

    Cons

    If you're not a lawyer, CPA, Banker, Economist, graduated from an Ivy League school or made a lateral move from a competitor, run for your life! Cruel place.

    Advice to Management

    Profitable or not .... be aware of the culture you are at the helm of. I often wonder if CEO's, Investors, Board Members, and/or Executives read these reviews. Because they would benefit the most.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Overall a good place to work and grow, but underpaid

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Very political organization

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Hopeless


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney in Miami, FL

    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

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

    Cons

    Projects can end at a moment's notice


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (4)

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

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay 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 Management

    Culture 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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Depends on what you are looking for...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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



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