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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance in the unit I working (in 14 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
  • There's no work/life balance (I used to work on weekends) (in 25 reviews)

  • Long hours prohibit a good work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Depends on what you are looking for...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pays well; good benefits; longevity of position if you work hard, are dedicated and committed; promotes within; there are some good people who work for the company, for the most part.

    Cons

    Rigid corporate environment; "old boys club" mentality; work/life balance practices need improvement; office politics make the environment toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Improve and "freshen up" the culture to make working at FTI a more pleasant and appealing experience for its employees.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Old boys club that is frat like

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays overtime incentive bonus. Great place to learn QC skills. Management will tell you directly what you need to improve upon. Career advancement opportunities are good.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic - Poor leadership from management has led to incredible turnover rates

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people more (training, listening to their gripes and coming up with action plans to address, etc.)


  3. Helpful (3)

    Hard work, low to average compensation.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional growth opportunity
    traveling
    new business connections

    Cons

    work / life balance
    low pay
    work might be very boring


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  5. Collection of extremely talented people that generate a tremendous place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Talented staff
    -Great client opportunities
    -Big firm resources with boutique practice focus

    Cons

    -Big firm occasionally has HR inconsistencies

    Advice to Management

    communication on progress and goals has improved over the years - keep it up!


  6. Helpful (3)

    Little room for advancement, conniving management, and bad work atmosphere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FTI Consulting

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

    Pros

    The salary, benefits, and bonus was very competitive compared to other competitors. Outside of known deadlines, the work was steady so the hours were reasonable and the work / life balance was great. Co-workers on the staff level were very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Management has little regard for staff level consultants and cares little about professional development or skills you can learn. Consultants often get pigeonholed into working on dead-end projects for years. Staff employees are talked about among management behind closed doors. Company turnover and burnout is quick, as consultants rarely make it past 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Develop staff level consultants and move them around to different projects so they can improve their skills. Be honest and open with everyone in the company, not just management. Avoid playing obvious favorites, it doesn't help productivity in the office.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Decent pay and good work environment, but many weak managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    FTI pays quite well, and the office environment itself is quite nice. Management essentially allows each practice to run itself, making some practices exciting and excellent places to work.

    Cons

    Lack of central management and oversite of individual practices means some practices are very poorly run. A practice can easily be failing or severly underuitilized while another practice blasts away working 80 hour weeks. Some managers have serious problems micromanaging.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. management (the executives) seem happy to leave each practice leader alone. This makes most practice leaders happy, but creates no opportunity whatsoever for more junior staff to explore the different practices within the company and find a great fit. As a result, many talented professionals feel compelled to leave. Find a way to keep quality talent.


  8. A great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FTI treats their employees well. From little things like breakfast on Fridays to bigger things like supporting ridesharing and professional development and keeping employees aware of how the company is doing. FTI is also good about informing employees of changes to existing policies and explaining the decision-making process when tough decisions are made. Overall, it's a very collaborate working environment, and I enjoy working there.

    Cons

    Advancement can sometimes happen a bit slowly. This is probably similar to other companies in the industry. Aside from that, there aren't many downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Lack of downward communication mars otherwise great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, interesting work, great people to work with. Perhaps best however is the billable hour directed overtime bonus payouts. These easily make FTI a much better place to work than most other consulting firms around.

    Cons

    Upper management does a horrid job at communicating downward and interoffice communication is next to nothing. Training in general is very lacking as well.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the direction of the group and future plans for it better. Promote communication between offices. Get personnel development plans hammered out and stick to them.


  10. FTI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for good experience at an early stage in your career. Exposure to a wide variety of businesses and types of work.

    Cons

    Pay is medicore when compared to other financial services jobs. Work-life balance can often be out of balance. Frequent travel.

    Advice to Management

    They could do a better job of developing staff and really putting the people first. More structured review process would be helpful.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Up or Out. Work hard and be rewarded.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Jobv promotion and growth. Rapidly growing company, and you can grow with it.

    Cons

    Office culture varies completely from location to location. Rapid growth and acquisitions means that there is little cohesion and uniformity between office locations. Some offices are very cutthroat and you will often work late nights and work weekends. Some are incredibly relaxed and will require only 8-5 workdays with no weekends required. Travel is expected and for some, ubiquitous. Our travel policy is very generous, but at the same time, you may not come home much, as for some engagements, weekend stay-overs are expected.

    Advice to Management

    No idea.



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