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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    Dynamic company.

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots of exposure to diverse industries.

    ConsSimilar to other consulting firms in which hours could be unpredictable at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing - management is doing great.

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

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    Overall a good place to work and grow, but underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI work in Technology and 95% of the people are incredibly smart and driven. You learn a lot from an incredibly talented group of people (wish they did a better job of making them want to stay). There are only a very small handful of duds. You can work from home in this department which is fantastic as you can travel and not take PTO (this is a double edged sword because you're available to work pretty much anywhere). They have offices in almost every major city and there are opportunities to travel if you ask. If you prefer not to travel, there's no pressure to do so.
    Culture is pretty good, people are very nice and will go out of their way to help you learn. But there is not much camaraderie once you leave the office.
    There is an emphasis to take PTO and enjoy it while you're out. However, it can be hard to manage a "good" time to take it.
    Promotion structure is a pro and con. The pro is that there aren't limited amount of upper management positions. If you deserve to be promoted, you don't need to wait for a position to be vacated.

    ConsPromotion Cons: they emphasize 2 year minimum between promotions, but that leaves you with no incentive to work hard in a non-promotion year. Very few get promoted early, and usually FTI promotes 1 year later than it should. You have to do the work of a level higher for a year before they promote you to that level. Promotion cycles leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
    Pay is below average, especially for NYC. Raises are very small, pay bumps for promotions is very underwhelming, and annual bonus is very little compared to other companies - and I've received great reviews for my level. Depending on the project, work life balance can be very difficult. You never know what time work will end and working on weekends (for a handful of hours) is pretty standard. You will constantly be on your blackberry at all hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruitment is top notch, do a better job retaining that talent. Seen way too many incredibly smart and driven people leave because they are mismanaged and underpaid. Put together a better compensation package and raise structure to make people want to stay.

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

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    Internship experience

    Forensic and Litigation Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe largest pro is the salary. Second is the training opportunities, if you take advantage of them.

    ConsThe HR department is extremely unorganized. There are many days when you might not talk to any other member of your team because you are just doing a long list of busy-work tasks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBut more effort into nurturing interns during the process. Even if you don't think you will hire this person in the long run, they most likely come from a good school and will go on to have a good job and you don't want them telling everyone not to intern/work there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Contract Attorney (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsVery accommodating and respectful management. Reasonable performance expectations. Above average pay.

    ConsProjects can end at a moment's notice

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

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    Smart and interesting coworkers and assignments, but a little all-consuming.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsSmart co-workers, good assignments, travel opportunities, good learning opportunities, and good senior management.

    ConsPoor work-life balance, compensation isn't great, and little communication across upper and mid-management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstitute 360 degree reviews otherwise it's difficult to evaluate how effectively mid-level management is managing consultants.

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

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    Loved it, hated it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood benefits; good colleagues; good pay.

    ConsHR truly looks out for company not employee. No opportunity to any kind of growth for the administrative staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at how your senior manager directors are treating those that they are leading.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Turn around...Not a good place for growth or development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood vacation if you are able to take it. Get to work on some interesting high profiled cases, but project experience is variable. Smart coworkers.

    ConsPay is not competitive with other firms. Work life balance is difficult to manage sometimes and despite the firm emphasizing that at times, it definitely does not hold true. Pressure to always be billable at the risk of one's professional development. Project experience definitely ranges. Only have had one decent project during my time at the firm. Culture needs to be improved - there are cliques that are favored.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCulture needs improving - many people leave after being frustrated with project experience, work life balance, and overall unhappiness. Need to do 360 reviews - some managers are poor at communicating information and keeping junior folks involved. More emphasis on development and less on just billing hours. Very little mentorship here and lack of genuine involvement and guidance from senior management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Consulting experience

    SMD (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots of freedom, and opportunity to work in different areas

    ConsPractice head very inconsistent. Inconsistent information.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReassess performance of group leaders

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best company for which to work...Not the worst company, either...

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI liked the salary and benefits with this company. It was always a little hard to imagine staying here long term but you can learn a lot and work on some interesting issues.

    ConsLike most big consulting firms, there is a lot of frustration and a certain amount of cliques observed around the office. My advice is to get active in one if you want to climb the ladder and not have your clients taken.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't think it would get listened to if I offered anything substantive. I will say this --Anywhere you work, the job is often what you make of it. If you're counting on management to make your work life all it can be, you're making a mistake. A lot of it is up to YOU.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Non-accounting Accountants

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe work flow is steady - there are plenty of restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings going on. You can work steadily away and have a secure, comfortable, albeit not ultimately lucrative or sexy career.

    ConsThis is an accounting culture through and through. There's a lot of hierarchy and work processes that don't make sense, but exist just because that's the way it's always been done. You are working alongside a lot of lawyers and other bill-by-the-hour-types, so the incentive is generally to bill a lot of hours.

    The infrastructure here absolutely sucks - we did our own hourly billing review every month in excel. Pretty pathetic there wasn't centralized software. Conflict checks for cases are an absolute nightmare.

    A lot of the senior people harbor insecurity issues - they fancy themselves and bankers, but they're not really financing anything, they're just keeping tabs on other people's money. The senior people try to come up with novel analyses or ways of thinking about things, but it's all just BS - the work is boring and straightforward and non-scalable (ie - it's still hourly billing). You exit ops will be nil - this is not a gateway to other jobs in finance the way a job at a real bank or fund manager is.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust accept that you're a glorified accounting firm and stop thinking you're bankers just because you're involved in high profile restructurings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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