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Entrepreneurial Firm with Lots of Youthful Energy

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at FI Consulting

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

FI Consulting employees have an abundance of energy and imbue the "can-do" spirit. If there's a problem to fix, employees just get it done. Particularly since there's still a lot of low hanging fruit, you find people willing to tackle the problem head on and come to a solution quickly.

Cons

Planning. Since there are so many people willing to find a quick solution to a problem, there isn't much thought given to long-term business solutions. It's really about getting the job done now.

Compensation. For employees in the analyst pool, as much as 40% of total compensation comes in the form of bonus on a semi-annual basis. This is bonkers. Analysts don't bring in revenue and don't have much of an effect on the bottom line. Given two analysts working on two different projects who both bring in zero revenue, what's the difference that earns one a 40% bonus and the other a 35% bonus?

I think compensation informs the lack of planning. It's really about getting to that semi-annual review -- it's about maximizing your compensation. Some business problems, unfortunately, require longer-term planning and execution.

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  1. Great place for skill 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 FI Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    FI has many positives: The people are friendly and respectful, and the atmosphere is truly collaborative. It is a great place to build up your resume by working at prestigious client sites, while building up skills that are in-demand in the job marketplace. The company is very transparent and the level of workplace communication and cooperation is above-average. Most importantly, the firm invests in you, and cares about your development.

    Cons

    Your day-to-day is determined by what project you are on; while there is flexibility to switch projects, the firm will need to grow so employees have more variety in their project assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the technology/application development side of the business.


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    Great Co-Workers, Clueless Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The consultants that work at FI are great. Everyone is exceptionally intelligent and easy to work with.

    I like the bonus structure and the fact that a large portion of your compensation is determined by performance.

    Cons

    As mentioned in other reviews, the company seems determined to negatively impact itself and their employees by refusing to give their employees respectable titles. I don't think there has ever been an employee hired at FI (who had work experience) that did not take a demotion in title to work at FI. Why? What good does this do FI and what good does it do their employees? Employees are ashamed of their titles. I think that is really sad because FI employees are highly intelligent and hardworking.

    Advice to Management

    Get better projects. End internal trainings - this is a huge waste of money. There are so many great resources out there, why waste time developing these trainings internally? Fix the job titles.


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