FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.1 176 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby

Steven H. Gunby

(2 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    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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    Not a great culture for non consultants

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat pay, benefits, balance etc

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

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    Excellent company to work for!

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsBroad exposure to a variety of financial engagements, great management and tremendous career opportunities

    ConsLong hours, difficult work life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsPay, Vacation time, Flex schedule, Project variety

    ConsTravel can be tough to maintain work/life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more room for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting company that is growing

    Managing Director (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart hard working people across all businesses; Global reach provides international opportunities; Focusing in all the right industry sectors including Healthcare, energy, high tech etc.

    ConsThe main weakness is that the various business units within an industry do not fully optimize each others skills, capabilities, client relationships etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlign incentives to increase teaming.

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

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    A consulting firm with plenty of local and global clients and job opportunities.

    Director, Strategic Communications (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsAbility to work on multiple accounts across various industries.

    ConsChallenging to learn the other divisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    FTI Acuity is expanding, mostly graciously but with some growing pains

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with sharp people, professional environment, supervisors generally care about your future and family.

    ConsCulture varies office by office, proprietary software still buggy.

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

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    Solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company with global reach and opportunity to cross divisions

    ConsWeak compensation compared to its peer group

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid Place to Start Career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1) Very smart, personable, and down-to-earth colleagues
    2) Opportunity to work on varied types of engagements/clients
    3) High profile clients
    4) Opportunity to take on responsibility and do meaningful work from early on in career - not too much in the way of "busy" work in my experience so far.
    5) Good place to develop sought-after technical skills.
    6) Large firm resources with a boutique firm feel.
    7) Compensation is fair, good benefits.

    Cons1) Lack of consistency in Consultant experience by practice, region, and even at an individual level.
    2) Easy to get pigeonholed into working on the same client/engagement indefinitely.
    3) C-suite does not engage with lower level employees (;interested to see how this plays out after the upcoming change in management). Still seen as an "old boys' club".
    4) Slew of acquisitions resulted in lack of a unified culture and ambivalence as to where FTI fits into the market - broad and sometimes uncoordinated array of service offerings.
    5) High turnover rate among the most talented lower-level staff.
    6) Promotions/raises/bonuses are not adequately merit-based.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake everybody happy (not just the MDs and SMDs) and you'll see higher retention and development of a more unified culture.

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

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