FTI Consulting
3.1 of 5 174 reviews
www.fticonsulting.com Baltimore, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby

Steven H. Gunby

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Excellent work-life balance in the unit I working"
    in 10 reviews
  • "A good place to learn some new skills"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Little professional development beyond informal day-to-day management; little work-life balance"
    in 20 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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    Growth opportunities as well as clique mentality are abound

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are opportunities to contribute towards a growing consulting firm. Employees did not have to deal with time consuming compliance matters that are expected in some of the big 4 firms.

    ConsPreferential treatment exist and can be apparent. Expectations and guidelines to succeeding at your tasks are not completely clear. New employees should be mindful and should build relationship quickly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time on the ground or with project team.

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    Culture is lacking, pay is lower than industry

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is lots of Opportunities for travel, high profile clients and cases, a variety of type of work.

    ConsToo bureaucratic, unnecessarily long review process, management is out of touch, long hours, pay is low compared to industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to employee needs in order to retain people.

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    Six years

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement is very casual. There is not much "red tape" in regards to PTO and such. Benefits (401k, PTO amounts, health care, etc) are all very generous.

    ConsThere is no formal learning or education path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Out of touch, inefficient, old boys club that rewards ineptitude

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you get promoted up to the SMD level you are very well paid, with little regard for your effort, skills, or value you bring to the organization

    ConsAn amazingly inefficient company. There is a lot of expertise there but no one shares ideas or works together (that might reduce billable hours). Lots of inept upper level management who diligently work hard to make others look bad in order to not have their own mistakes noticed

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo the executive level, take a very hard in depth look at the SMD level. There is an amazing amount of dead weigh. Lots of SMDs that provide little to no value. Not to mention many that do a lot of harm by only looking to maximize their own bonus, not the overall good of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic Coworkers, Factious Upper Management, Fantastic Business Model

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsAs a software engineer, working in the Seattle office has a fantastic balance of work and life. Folks are kind, fun, friendly and personable. Few engineers take the day to day grind so seriously they can't break for a game of cards at the lunch table. If you can get job satisfaction from punching the clock doing assigned tasks on a monolithic, feature-rich, legacy-bound, and technologically diverse software offering, this is the place for you

    ConsThe parent company treats all employees as consultants -- expendable, replaceable, and worth only what they can do for you in the moment. Knowing this, it is possible to be successful (if not appreciated) by simply doing your tasks and keeping your head down. Innovation is pushed, skunk works projects are unheard of (unless directed by upper management), and frequently engineers are placed between disagreeing upper managers. In all, this can be a very frustrating experience for an engineer beyond the entry level or not near retirement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe that FTI Consulting and FTI Technology will continue to be highly successful. The business needs do not require content or exceptional software engineers -- revenue is driven through IT and consultants in the cloud offerings. To that end, I believe management is doing right by the quarter-to-quarter bottom lines.

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    Worked for 3 years as junior and senior consultant

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

    ProsExcellent Managing Team, Top clients and great experience

    ConsDisorganized teams, lacking in HR, regular salaries, very competitive, dont value keeping employees with the company

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease office culture, improve trainings for new employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to grow, if you find yourself in the right office...

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsYou will be working with knowledgeable, senior professionals. Some are eager to develop their peers, others not so much. The offices are all reasonably stocked with supplies and snacks to keep you going. At least in my experience, my senior management was eager to throw me in the deep end and see what happens. I loved the challenge.

    ConsIt's consulting, you have to be flexible. Some weeks you may only work 40 hours, others much more. If you don't like traveling, it likely isn't for you. There isn't much of a guide to climbing the ladder, and the policies between offices are not consistent. It's a publicly traded company, so they can be stingy on bonus' and salary adjustments. I've never had to barter so much in my career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep wasting money on sport sponsorships; don't invest any of it back into your personnel!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work and grow

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsMostly good colleagues and working environment

    ConsCompensation and work/life balance, at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A lot of travel and little pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosfree soft drinks in the lunch room

    ConsThe senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them

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    Enjoy the work, lukewarm about the company

    Director (Current Employee)

    Pros-Base salary is competitive (health solutions practice)
    -Peers and team members are intelligent and experienced
    -Business continues to grow and we continue to expand our service lines
    -Aggressive growth (all organic) over the last few years

    Cons-Bonuses & comp increases over the last few years have been disappointing
    -Little, if any, transparency exists around the promotion process
    -No training budget = no professional development opportunities (unless you want to go out on your own to an industry conference)
    -Inconsistencies in project staffing mean roles change drastically from one project to the next, even at the Director level
    -Lack of internal leverage means Directors often "step down" to get the work done
    -Demanding travel schedule and requests for on-site presence (Fridays, holiday weeks, etc.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop some standards around expectations of each role on a project (D versus SD, SC versus D, etc.) and communicate to the teams. Determine what accomplishments are necessary to get to the next level and tell us! Then offer support in the form of professional development and mentoring (both are lacking).

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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