FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
211 Reviews
3.3
211 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Better pay than the Big 4, good work-life balance, opportunities for career progression (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
  • Little professional development beyond informal day-to-day management; little work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • long hours and work load distribution among different teams is unacceptable to some (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good team and great learning experience.

    Cons

    Some partners and managers can be rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do but respect your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Challenging work environment. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    At times, limited support in career development.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hired guns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Smart, well educated people. Good location. Free parking. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Hired guns for the litigation industry. Not really a morally correct job. Huge company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No specific advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    ups and downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    salaries can be very high compared to industry

    Cons

    can be a little cutthroat at times

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Narrow approach to human capital - accountant-driven leadership at it's least inspiring.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great collection of people - very smart people under the hood.

    Cons

    As a company that quickly grew through M&As, they don't have a clear and winning culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore the soft stuff of employee satisfaction. People will work for you if the money is good, but they won't follow you with heart and soul of they don't believe in you. Sounds like jargon but it's real at FTI.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Small consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here include the potential to broad exposure of various projects. Fairly competitive salary (compared to Navigant and other small consulting firms).

    Cons

    Cons: Minimal training (Consultants are expected to learn mostly on the job, which is only ok if your manager is good at training or if you're very good at teaching yourself.) No organized career management (Again, you're on your own to find opportunities that broaden your skill set or help you develop an expertise. If you can get fortunate to team up with a strong director and an even stronger Partner that you have great chemistry with, then you're set. Otherwise, you can be left behind because the company does not have a organized format to develop their consultants.) Compensation is not transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on building value in the short and long-term by making sustainable hiring and sales decisions. Although a high level of turnover is normal in the industry, it pays to invest in your current employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    So Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun challenging interesting work environment with great perks travel and coworkers. I really enjoy working here.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons. Everything is fantastic. FTI is a challenging and fun environment. I plan to continue working here for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Capital Markets Investor Research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Colleagues, Remote access

    Cons

    Demanding hours, compensation, culture, non-collaborative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Corporate Finance Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at FTI Consulting as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall good experience. Work directly under MDs on projects. Will put you on the road for certain cases. Learned a lot about the lifestyle and nature of consulting from traveling and working directly with clients. Good pay.

    Cons

    If business is slow, work can be extremely boring. In addition, large learning curve to a lot of the work you will be doing, and not much training, even if you are a finance person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Great opportunity to learn from experts in various topics. Room to advance through the corporate ladder. Typically entails challenging projects. Good compensation. Semi-flexible with schedule depending on the project. Annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Long hours prohibit a good work/life balance. Sometimes very stressful. Some of the health insurance benefits could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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