FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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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 (1)

    Managing Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Northeast, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very quick and nimble entreprenuerial company. Relative to other consulting firms there was not a lot of crap to get in your way. They were very generous with pay and bonuses.

    Cons

    Had become an eat what you kill kind of organization. Lots of silos. Used to be much more collaborative environment. It probably depends on what office you find yourself working.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the"one company" status. Take advantage of the lack of regulations when compared to Big four competition. Figure out a way to do more cross-service marketing and take advantage of accounts and clients you already have relations with. Big Four do this very well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with really smart people. You are given as much responsibility as you can handle and benefit from large amounts of exposure to senior management (both within FTI and at client sites)

    Cons

    Travel can be arduous, and pay is not always competitive enough to compensate.

    Advice to Management

    Reward great people and they will stay longer.


  3. Huge company; Zero growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a fast growing company with a lot of work to offer. Very high tech and innovative. Highly qualified professionals and lots of room to move up... If only...

    Cons

    Management shows great disregard for employee matters, especially having to do with wage increases, and minorities and older workers wanting to "climb the corporate ladder". Since I started working here years ago, the company has yet to give us one single salary increase and they have refused to allow me or others of any minority racial/ethnic group to move up to important management positions. The company has instead hired solely young, inexperienced White people of, Caucasian descent. Lately they have hired a few Blacks in very low level lead positions and that's about it. No matter how many years of experience one brings to the table, and how much they praise one's hard work, top level quality work and, reliability, the Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Hindi, etc., always get passed over by young, inexperienced, White Caucasian employees for management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Get trained in diversity, employee relations, cultural sensitivity and minority issues. Employees are the blood that keep the corporate heart going strong. Give us a raise! Diversity brings a healthy divergent culture to the work structure. Constantly ignoring our needs to advance is very demoralizing and destructive. Give minorities the same and equal opportunities you quickly offer our White, Caucasian counterparts and let's be fair. The times of blatant personal bigotry and bias is long gone!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company, unpredictable hours

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Great training and fair compensation. Not a lot of travel.

    Cons

    As with any consulting firm, hours can be unpredictable. It seems you're either sitting on the bench or absolutely slammed. As a senior consultant, you generally get the bulk of the work on your plate, especially if you're a top performer.

    Advice to Management

    Retain top talent with increased bonus payouts at lower levels for performance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting point for young professionals looking to get into consulting. There can be travel and longer hours but overall the work life balance is a plus.

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to peers in the industry. Opportunities for growth/advancement/work depend way too much on employees directly above you and their ability to bring in work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new hires to explore opportunities in other segments / groups. This will leverage talent better while exposing talent to new opportunities, especially during slower times.


  7. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Working on huge cases, with high profile clients - Great working environment, genuinely nice people - All the resources of a large company that you would expect

    Cons

    - Need more transparency into how decisions are made at the higher levels - Work can get very busy and long hours may be expected of you

    Advice to Management

    Intermingle the different segments better, I work next to several people in a different segment and there are no opportunities to meet them.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, decent support from management.

    Cons

    Big corporations always have that layer of inert mass that makes it hard to get things done sometimes. Culture is a little stiff.

    Advice to Management

    Get onboard with working remotely,


  9. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of different clients.

    Cons

    The firm is too focused on cost savings, and not enough on employee development and/or retention.

    Advice to Management

    Limited leadership, vision and/or overall strategies throughout the various segments. Almost no active leadership from upper management.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Managing Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    really great team, enthusiastic, ambitious. winning attitude, great hours, flexible, very collaborative work environment

    Cons

    can sometimes be underpaid compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent with staff


  11. Helpful (1)

    foreign language

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work in New York.

    Cons

    Unpredictability with timing of the projects



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