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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  1.  

    Consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at FTI Consulting as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent rate for the work I do. Long project. Convenient, new offices. Some snacks, tea, coffee and milk provided

    Cons

    Bosses treat people at different levels differently. The non-stars get bad treatment. You can tell by the treatment what level you are. The direct boss is a passive aggressive snake, capable of any kind of low behavior, would rather complain to higher ups than talk to employees directly, would make you wait for things to get back at you. The snacks were wonderful at the beginning, now the feeling is that the crappiest least popular snacks are being ordered (don't get me wrong I appreciate what they provide, but why go from decent snacks to crap?). I think the popular snacks stopped being ordered because the people quickly emptied the supply, now the snacks remain. If I had another long lasting opportunity with the same pay, I would leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat people like crap, even the lower level employees need decent treatment. Also, stop with the passive aggressive behavior. Teach direct managers how to manage well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a greta experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great. I really liked the people who worked in my group. They were very helpful and spent time making sure you got adjusted.

    Cons

    The HR feedback was very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of the company is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Investment banking hours, public service pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate/Assistant Vice President Level in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate/Assistant Vice President Level in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I worked in the communications group which is very different from the economic consulting group. There are SOME smart people, experience depends on which team you are working for and your respective bosses. You get exposure to different clients and scenarios which is good. It's probably a good place to start off at at the beginning of your career. Do a few years and then move on.

    Cons

    There is a sense of chaos in the day to day account management. Teams are slow to recognize talent and poorly promote/compensate the brightest and the best. The long hours pulled throughout the year (and I mean long) are quickly forgotten about during the March/April comp season. For this reason there tends to be a high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, good culture, people willing to help you grow and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Good work/life balance
    -Great opportunity to know people in your team

    Cons

    Not sure since I only stayed for one month but one con would be you only get to know people in your division

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, interesting work, pay was average

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with. People were friendly and smart. The work was interesting for the most part, and office was a nice place to work

    Cons

    Compensation was just average compared to the value you provide. The hours were kinda long as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward high performers better to retain better talent. Also, listen to your employees. If you have employees who want to travel, staff those people on the travel engagements vs people who are sick of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Friendly culture, interesting projects, good work-life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - , Health Solutions in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - , Health Solutions in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great investment into training interns and new hires, great learning experiences. Great firm culture and atmosphere; everyone is very supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    At the lower levels, not as much exposure to client-facing work. Sometimes, work can be a little repetitive. Because of the friendly nature of the people, I didn't receive as much constructive criticism as I would have liked to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at FTI Consulting (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits but not fair. New employees get 4 weeks of PTO, 5 weeks after two years.

    Cons

    Small corporate department, openings are rare and new opportunities tend to be filled from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to promote and retain talent more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor mangement, work bottlenecks, bad culture

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    Former Employee - Vice President ( Senior Economist) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President ( Senior Economist) in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Company is solvent and can pay the bills.

    Cons

    Poor mangement, work bottlenecks, bad culture. Sexist. Silo culture - departments do not interact. Work is hoarded by a few who could use smarter input from other departments and within their own department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Breakdown silos. Should share work across departments for best involvement by smartest people in the company. Protect workers from sexism and ageism. Old school culture 1950s. Young women (low paid) at the bottom - men rise faster - management seems to be waiting for women to get married and leave at age 35?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good stepping stone for a next job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great diversity of work, lot of responsibility early in career

    Cons

    Very little to no coaching, personal development, training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not bad, but not great

    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Respected in the industry, good benefits, work along side very smart colleagues, cordial office environment, opportunity to advance if that is what you are seeking.

    Cons

    Low compensation compared to similar firms, corporate culture is not clear, not much communication from management, bad work life balance

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