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It's a good company to work with

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at FTI Consulting

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company provide flexibility to employees

Cons

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunity for those who fight for it.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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.

  2. Helpful (4)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

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

    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 Management

    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.

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