FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
188 Reviews

3.2
188 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
Steven H. Gunby
5 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Entrepreneurial environment and very interesting work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Innovative and dynamic, good benefits

    Cons

    office culture needs warming up and team oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should communicate more with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was great. I learned alot.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SQL Data Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - SQL Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at FTI Consulting as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Team Members were supportive. I got chance to learn new skills and implement my knowledge.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great clients, poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    FTI pays well (base + bonus) and its offices are generally very nice - although very different from location to location. Great assignments / client opportunities. Matrix organization based on practice and industry provides good opportunities for intra-company networking.

    Cons

    Poor relocation assistance. Inconsistent recruitment and promotion across geographies. Little professional development beyond informal day-to-day management; little work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Depends on what you are looking for...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Pays 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Culture is lacking, pay is lower than industry

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is lots of Opportunities for travel, high profile clients and cases, a variety of type of work.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, unnecessarily long review process, management is out of touch, long hours, pay is low compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employee needs in order to retain people.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Growth opportunities as well as clique mentality are abound

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities to contribute towards a growing consulting firm. Employees did not have to deal with time consuming compliance matters that are expected in some of the big 4 firms.

    Cons

    Preferential treatment exist and can be apparent. Expectations and guidelines to succeeding at your tasks are not completely clear. New employees should be mindful and should build relationship quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the ground or with project team.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good place to start a career and develop, while working on some interesting projects with talented employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The firm offers opportunities to work on an array of interesting and challenging projects with some very smart individuals. It's a great place to learn and develop your computer skills (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint), analytical skills and attention to detail.

    Cons

    The work flow can be inconsistent, and the projects that you get staffed on are largely a function of the relationships that you develop within the firm. You have to be proactive and capable of working independently if you are going to thrive in the environment. There is little to no training, which is an area that could use improvement. As such, the employee learning experience is driven primarily by project load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the training programs and educational offerings for employees. Be more transparent about pending projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unless you're a part of the clique, you're out of luck

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and good opportunity to work with great clients.

    Cons

    Since the economy has become so competitive, the culture at the firm has become very cut throat. The question that's asked by everyone, especially the SMDs, is "What have you done for me lately?" Everyone says it's a teamwork oriented environment, but the notion of teaming or sharing is a joke. Folks here protect contacts, protect clients, and don't practice cross sharing or cross selling. Lots of great talent not being nurtured, and incompetent folks getting promoted. Management also lacks the ability to communicate any news effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read all the "Con" reviews on Glassdoor carefully. They are definitely sending a consistent message to management: no transparency, incompetent SMDs, short term gains at the expense of long term vision, lip service on teaming, old boys network, poor pay, bad benefits... These are all true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Six years

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management is very casual. There is not much "red tape" in regards to PTO and such. Benefits (401k, PTO amounts, health care, etc) are all very generous.

    Cons

    There is no formal learning or education path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mostly good colleagues and working environment

    Cons

    Compensation and work/life balance, at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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