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Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at FTI Consulting (Washington, DC) in January 2014.
Brief phone interview then brought in for an interview with 5 people. Originally set with 5 kind of higher up people, but 3 cancelled last minute and sent in random underlings to interview me. They did answer questions I had, but seemed more interested in talking about themselves than finding out if I would be a good fit. I feel like I didn't get the chance to tell them why I would be a good fit because I did not interrupt them.
- Had to take a half an hour quiz on a computer. It was like reliving the LSATs. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FTI Consulting in January 2014.
I applied through campus recruiting, and they asked for an interview. At the interview, the interviewer was extremely stiff and awkward. He asked me a bunch of typical questions -- walk me through your resume, what are you involved in, why did you choose your major, what are the biggest issues in healthcare, etc. The interviewer also seemed flustered when I asked a question he didn't seem to know the answer to. Overall, very odd experience.
- What are the biggest problems in healthcare? Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FTI Consulting in January 2014.
On campus interview, very friendly, mostly behavioral for the first round, few basic finance questions (3 financial statements). Final rounds were mostly behavioral and one case interview. The case interview dealt with a finance related problem in my interview but that wont always be the case. Make sure you know why you want to go into financial consulting.
- You should know basic finance (Valuation, Financial Statements) Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FTI Consulting (Chicago, IL).
Interviewed through university. Went through only 2 rounds of interviews, the first just being a half hour, the second round consisting of a few in a row with a longer duration of time for each. All very laid back and really focusing on who you are as a person it seemed.
- None were terrible, all straight forward interview questions that you would expect - why do you want to work here, etc. Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FTI Consulting (Charlotte, NC).
I interviewed for FTI through campus recruiting. I submitted a resume through career services (no cover letter) and was contacted to do a first round on campus interview. The first interview was about 45 minutes and was behavioral. After about a week and a half I was contacted for a final round interview at their office. This was comprised of 3 45 minute behavioral interviews. Each interview had one senior level and one junior level employee.
- What are the top challenges facing the healthcare industry? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at FTI Consulting (Washington, DC) in December 2013.
The interview process consisted of 1 phone interview with a recruiter, a meeting with 3 higher ups in office, and a phone interview. The meeting with the three higher ups in the office also consisted of a test.
- Why do you want to work for FTI Consulting Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FTI Consulting (Washington, DC).
I interviewed at the Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy. First round was a half hour phone interview and the second was a five hour in-person interview with several different people and including an Excel-based case study. For the case study, I was given an hour to answer four questions from a data set and then presented my conclusions to the team afterwards.
- The phone interview included a pop quiz: What factors are contributing to rising health care costs as a percentage of GDP across the globe? Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FTI Consulting.
1st round interview- on campus- mostly just go through your resume questions. asked about analytical skills, what coursework could help me with the job, what sort of outside experiences. asked about specific points on my resume.
- There was nothing that difficult in the first round. Answer Question
- Declined Offer
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at FTI Consulting.
First round is quite simple-30 minutes, behavioral questions. No tricks, they just want to understand why you are interested in their particular type of consulting. Major plus points if you have accounting experience.
- Very easy, nothing really comes to mind Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at FTI Consulting (Chicago, IL) in October 2013.
I was contacted by the Restructuring team while at school by phone without having applied to the job. They invited me to dinner, having found my resume on my college Career Center's website. At dinner we had the opportunity to meet some of the members of the Restructuring team, hear a little bit about the work, and begin to forge relationships with the group. After the dinner, I officially applied for the position through the Career Center's website at my University. I was then contacted shortly after asking me to interview on campus. The interview was very calm and natural, essentially walk me through your resume, but also asking two standard financial statement questions (If AP goes down, what happens to cash? If depreciation decreases, what happens to EBIT?) Shortly after the interview I was contacted again by the company asking me to come in for an office visit, with three other applicants. They took us out for dinner in Chicago where we again had the opportunity to meet with and learn about some members of the Restructuring group and what work they do. After that there was a social with all FTI applicants across all departments of FTI where there was additional opportunity to meet FTI employees and learn about the company and its culture. The next morning was the office visit. It began with a presentation about the firm. After that were three interviews with different members of the Restructuring team. These again were essentially behavioral interviews with one or two basic questions about the financial statements. There was one interview that incorporated a standard consulting brain teaser (How many nuclear warheads exist in the world today?) but it was only to see how the thought process occurred and the answer was not overly relevant. Finally they took us out to lunch in Chicago where we again had the opportunity to meet members of the Restructuring group. The group's culture was easily determinable from all the networking opportunities, and it was clear that fit was the most important part of the interviewing process, as almost every member of the restructuring team was able to spend meaningful time with all of the applicants. After lunch there was additional time before the Official HR closing which included all the applicants across all business units, so we had an additional interview with the fourth interviewer. Again the structure of this interview was behavioral with one or two technical financial statement questions. (If you were assigned to a company that was nearing bankruptcy, how would you first check their current financial stays?) -- This question was less cut and dry and more difficult, but again it was more of a thought process question as opposed to an answer based question.
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Pros: “Pros – young, energetic culture, strong senior management, interesting projects, good overall benefits package: 1) Most offices and segments hire directly on campus, which is great in...”“Pros – young, energetic culture, strong senior management, interesting projects, good overall benefits package: 1) Most offices and segments hire directly on campus, which is great in promoting a positive and fun culture and great learning environment 2) It probably depends on your group, but the senior management in my group was awesome, I felt like they truly looked out for my personal and career growth, as well as work-life balance… open-door policy 24/7 3) While you may get stuck on a boring project every now and then, most of the engagements are challenging, stimulating, and featured on the front pages of WSJ and CNBC, and you often feel like you’re making an impact doing real work 4) I felt the overall comp was roughly market average, but they have generous non-pay benefits like PTO, 401K, health, nice company dinners, golf outings, ball games, happy hours, holiday parties, etc.” – Full Review