FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits and Flexible Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent benefits (awesome maternity leave) -Flexible work environment -Ability to relocate to other offices -Generous compensation

    Cons

    -a lot of bureaucracy, which can make things difficult -work can be tedious and not that interesting

    Advice to Management

    It was refreshing to work at a consulting company that really seemed to be fair to their employees. Work on reducing the red tape and really allowing creative thinkers to get things done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sr Managing Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding people. The professionals are all at the of their respective games. Competitive salaries, strong technology infrastructure (meaning: They keep work computers and software up-to-date; well-trained IT people in-office at all locations keep things humming.)

    Cons

    The company tends to spend a great deal of time and money recruiting and training top talent. But because FTI is publicly-traded, senior management has one goal only: Keeping the stock price high. (Which is their legal obligation ... but that tends to conflict directly with a consulting practice.) As a result: if there's even a slight downturn in billable hours (one slow quarter, for example, after 12-14 quarters of solid growth), they start slashing upper-echelon employees to keep the stock price high. Terribly short-sighted and wasteful. They also have an "up or out" view of everyone above Admin Assistant level ... meaning that many very talented employees are promoted to positions where suddenly they're required to develop business (when they have zero experience at client development, much less the desire to do so). Result: A lot of excellent mid-level people leave when they can't fulfill the new job (which they never asked for)

    Advice to Management

    Do more to keep good people. Think long-term. Terminating senior professionals in order to show a drop in expenses (which boosts stock price) is a costly and short-sighted practice.


  3. Helpful (5)

    FTI Full of Potential; Talented Colleagues; Great Clients

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director, Strategic Communications in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Director, Strategic Communications in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are exposed to a WORLD of clients in every imaginable sector from law to corporate to finance to healthcare to energy to manufacturing/retail. Point to the WSJ any given day, and our clients aren't just featured...but usually a matter/case/engagement on which we're working with them. And unlike Big 4 or other traditional agencies, FTI allows you a great deal more creativity and input to the engagement than you would in a cookie-cutter agency/firm approach.

    Cons

    Typical consulting cons: tough work/life balance, annoying politics, questionable promotions and acquisitions/hires make valuable talent walk out of the door in frustration as a result. Retention is a key issue for FTI right now.

    Advice to Management

    Retain, Retain, Retain. You've got the clients, you've got the talent, find a way to make people stay.


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  5. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager In the Corporate Function in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager In the Corporate Function in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, making investments in growth and a good network of professionals. Not too much bureaucracy in getting things done.

    Cons

    Still building brand name and what FTI 'stands for' in the market


  6. SC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Many different industries and good with time off

    Cons

    Travel bothers some people if too often

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay bonus scheme for FTE


  7. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    smart people to work with

    Cons

    you have to travel a lot


  8. Intellectually rewarding place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High paced, intellectually rewarding, very smart people, work with some of the largest clients out there.

    Cons

    Stressful, long hours, lack of work-life balance, complicated bonus structure.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Senior Consultant (Technology)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable colleagues with a team first, professional demeanor. Leader in the industry and great with adapting to change.

    Cons

    More cross section interaction would be better to know what the rest of the company is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trending up.


  10. Document Reviewer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Review in Delray Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Document Review in Delray Beach, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at FTI Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work for and with. Flexible hours. Laid-back atmosphere. Different projects keeps things interesting. I would definitely recommend FTI if you are looking for part-time project work.

    Cons

    sometimes the rooms are freezing


  11. Helpful (4)

    Very Hard Year

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly good people that want to help.

    Cons

    No Work-Life Balance Upper-management does not listen to those belo them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking your own kool-aid and refocus on the poeple, not just the bottom dollar.



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