FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Apr 1, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 10 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby

Steven H. Gunby

(2 ratings)

70% 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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    4 people found this helpful  

    Old boys club that is frat like

    Consultant (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsPays 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Depends on what you are looking for...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsPays 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.

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, low to average compensation.

    Director (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsProfessional growth opportunity
    traveling
    new business connections

    Conswork / life balance
    low pay
    work might be very boring

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Managing Director (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

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

    Cons-Big firm occasionally has HR inconsistencies

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunication on progress and goals has improved over the years - keep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

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

    Consultant (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementDevelop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent pay and good work environment, but many weak managers

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFTI 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.

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementSr. 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFTI 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.

    ConsAdvancement 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 Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of downward communication mars otherwise great place to work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsCompetitive 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.

    ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementCommunicate 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Up or Out. Work hard and be rewarded.

    Consultant (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

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

    ConsOffice 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 Senior ManagementNo idea.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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