FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews in Chicago, IL

190 Reviews
3.1
190 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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8 Ratings

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 Great company!company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Capital Markets Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Capital Markets Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture, very inclusive of everybody, and they do a great job of taking into account everybody's needs.

    Cons

    Work can be slow and mundane at times;
    Favoritism amongst Senior Directors and Management is common

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great culture for non consultants

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, balance etc

    Cons

    If you are not a consultant and work in recruiting or another smaller "niche" area, you are not embraced.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Be

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    • 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
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  5.  

    No Communication

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Great starting salary and benefits

    Cons

    No communication from Management
    Culture is entirely different for each office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to be better organize and communicate with its staff on current issues

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Writing on the Wall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    -Competitive Salary
    -Good people
    -Great benefits, health, dental, vision
    -Lot's of PTO, even though it's probably too much to take
    - training opportunities

    Cons

    -Beware of downturns in economy, they can lead to, and have led to massive unilateral layoffs with seemingly no regard to utilization rates.
    -Some groups are very top heavy so can be difficult when you are an entry level to learn. You don't always want to ask an MD simple questions, but you have to.
    -When you think to yourself, "Is my job safe? Because I'm not as busy as I thought I would be"--it's not.
    - Work life balance can be challenging, even if you're not traveling there are times when you're basically "on call" until X:00 at night.
    -Be sure your SMD is a GREAT seller of projects, takes care of his/her people, and is competent in the field (in that order).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Do not hire during economic downturns just because high quality talent is available. If you won't be able to use this talent it is going to cost you money in the long run.
    -When considering layoffs discuss with people BELOW the SMD level. Some groups can be SEVERELY handicapped by losing 1 or two people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very competitive pay. Relaxed office environment with a nice culture. Lax dress code. Bonus capability very high. Hook you up when traveling.

    Cons

    Work life balance sucks, but its like that at a lot of consulting firms. Not easy to get answers to questions from management, even though most are nice people. Also to be expected, but a lot of the work at the consultant level is well paid data entry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more open door policy for various questions, from staffed job to current role to career paths. Make work from home more accessible, as a lot of the work is mindless.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    FTI continues to be a leading services provider with highly regarded professionals and reputation for quality service.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Strong Leadership team. Strong business.

    Cons

    The company pursues acquistions aggressively. Things seem very fragmented at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to see better assimilation of the various business groups.
    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great compensation if you can work alone.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Can't beat the compensation. Getting to keep the travel benefits is nice too.

    Cons

    Almost zero feedback from leadership. Sort of "read my mind" leadership. This is a company to work at in order to find your next job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you gnat FTI to be, then focus on that. Stop the shotgun approach of buying any company on the market which catches your eye.

    Approves of CEO

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