FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
190 Reviews
3.1
190 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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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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  1.  

    Great Place to Be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    FTI provides great experience

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Varied opportunities to participate in complex turnaround management and creditor rights work.

    Cons

    Public company focused on managing short-term expectations for financial results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop intergrated service solutions and broaden scope of service offering

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micro versus Macro management

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to work with and meet interesting people

    Cons

    Lost in their own multiple re-organizational goals, what industry do they really want to succeed in?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closer to service leaders abilities or lack of.. to gauge growth ability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn a variety of technical and consulting skills in a diverse environment.

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Good compensation.
    Treats their employees well.
    Challenging work.

    Cons

    Hours are unpredictable.
    Work/life balance for employees needs improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if FTI encouraged and partially or fully compensated for advanced degrees or certifications.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a good company to work with

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    The company provide flexibility to employees

    Cons

    A little bit too busy, work life is not really balanced

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity for those who fight for it.

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    - Diversity of matters and client requests means creative and truly interesting work
    - Generous PTO offerings and competitive benefits
    - Management and consultants are good people, generally very pleasant to work alongside
    - Opportunities to branch out and learn the processes of other practice sub-groups to help develop a 'big picture' understanding of E-Discovery
    - Promotions, raises, and bonuses are all attainable - but they must be earned twice over to ensure their delivery.

    Cons

    - While there are few obstacles to learning new processes and tools, there are few established roads, and even fewer as practice groups become more rigidly defined and separated over time. If you want to learn more, you have to be very motivated
    - At times work loads can be extremely high and work/life balance suffers, and while PTO can be quickly accrued, there are occasionally times it is simply not possible to use it
    - Communication and interaction between working groups is being promoted less over time - making it difficult for newer hires to learn where certain areas of expertise is concentrated or how to gain it themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Offer more long-term development advice/options to new hires - increase knowledge exchange sessions, encourage performance managers to take a more active role in their subordinate's development. Reward performance managers and individuals who take the time to truly mentor and assist in the growth of their subordinates and peers.

    - Provide more opportunities for networking at the Director and Senior Consultant level - there is great technical and client-facing development done at the lower levels, but in getting our people involved in outside symposiums and trade shows will enhance our brand visibility, increase our network of contacts for new potential engagements, and train our fledgling leaders to better grow into experienced rainmakers and managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Thoroughly disappointing - watch out if you don't fit into their narrow culture

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    There are alot of events to try and get everyone to socialize - kickball, paintball, segway tour, museum visits, etc. Unfortunately these aren't really that "fun" because if your behavior deviates in the slightest from what the professional expectation is, you are judged and ostracized, akin to a elitist fraternity. Some of the work can be interesting if you enjoy programming with SQL.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no appreciation for people or ideas that don't fit their "vanilla" (literally and figuratively) culture. If you value individuality and creative thought, this is not the place for you. At the DC office, people force a happy face and put on a facade of over-joyousness. Most people are not down-to-earth and genuine in the slightest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, FTI's business model is endemic to most of corporate America. It'll probably work on a superficial level - the types that don't fit in usually aren't very vocal in their discontent and the ones who do are quite aggressive in their promotion of the firm. Don't expect a diverse set of backgrounds or ideas going forward though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It is one of the fast growing company.

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    it gives diverse experiences to employees.

    Cons

    it is less organized yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going but sometimes taking back.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Can be challenging work for the right people.
    Bright coworkers who you can learn a lot from if they aren't completely wrapped up in their own agenda.

    Cons

    Poor communication from corporate management.
    Poor communication and decision making process in our practice area.
    Over time self promotion has gotten out of control.
    Reward system favors people who aren't team players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs be more transparent and open. Local practice areas need to follow suit. True leadership needs to be developed in local practice areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is not a company with a strong corporate culture or mission

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating....allows for telecommuting; works on high profile maters quite often

    Cons

    Needs stronger employee engagement, better bonus system, a foundation, more structure among employee ranks and more collaboration among practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to employees; better compensation and bonus structure

    No opinion of CEO

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