FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
201 Reviews
3.3
201 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 24 reviews)

  • long hours and work load distribution among different teams is unacceptable to some (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Disappointing Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Functions in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Functions in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Working with really bright people who want to do well for their clients. Individual teams work well together. Nice office, well located with good extras- stocked kitchen, help yourself drinks etc.

    Cons

    Highly silo'd mentality; individual business units so hard to understand where the company is going. Doesn't feel like the European business is going anywhere. Poor quality senior management; individually they are bright and inspiring experts in what they do but actual leadership is really poor.
    A lot of demotivated people in the heart of the business that can mean the mood can be flat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join up the company. Open up your senior leadership 'club'.
    Treat people in the heart of the business better; more recognition and involvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good challenges, excellent work environment, but needs to keep focus on what needs to be done

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance in the unit I working. Work truly based on delivery and not simply showing up at the office (from what I heard, though this was not true of all offices). Good compensation, and very reasonable benefits. Worked with a really skilled and fun group of people.

    Cons

    Trying to find a way to grow within the company was becoming an issue. The cross office politics can become annoying at times and affect moral and productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the mission and vision of the company, don't waste precious time and energy bickering or sticking to some arbitrary rules just for the sake of sticking to the rule even when it does not make a whole lot of sense.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    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 (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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depends on what you are looking for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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.  

    Entrepreneurial environment and very interesting work

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great clients, poor management

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (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
  8.  

    It was great. I learned alot.

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    • 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 (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
  9. 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 (more than an 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
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Growth opportunities as well as clique mentality are abound

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Culture is lacking, pay is lower than industry

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    • 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 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

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