FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
193 Reviews
3.2
193 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 13 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)

  • The senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Out of touch, inefficient, old boys club that rewards ineptitude

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you get promoted up to the SMD level you are very well paid, with little regard for your effort, skills, or value you bring to the organization

    Cons

    An amazingly inefficient company. There is a lot of expertise there but no one shares ideas or works together (that might reduce billable hours). Lots of inept upper level management who diligently work hard to make others look bad in order to not have their own mistakes noticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the executive level, take a very hard in depth look at the SMD level. There is an amazing amount of dead weigh. Lots of SMDs that provide little to no value. Not to mention many that do a lot of harm by only looking to maximize their own bonus, not the overall good of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic Coworkers, Factious Upper Management, Fantastic Business Model

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As a software engineer, working in the Seattle office has a fantastic balance of work and life. Folks are kind, fun, friendly and personable. Few engineers take the day to day grind so seriously they can't break for a game of cards at the lunch table. If you can get job satisfaction from punching the clock doing assigned tasks on a monolithic, feature-rich, legacy-bound, and technologically diverse software offering, this is the place for you

    Cons

    The parent company treats all employees as consultants -- expendable, replaceable, and worth only what they can do for you in the moment. Knowing this, it is possible to be successful (if not appreciated) by simply doing your tasks and keeping your head down. Innovation is pushed, skunk works projects are unheard of (unless directed by upper management), and frequently engineers are placed between disagreeing upper managers. In all, this can be a very frustrating experience for an engineer beyond the entry level or not near retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that FTI Consulting and FTI Technology will continue to be highly successful. The business needs do not require content or exceptional software engineers -- revenue is driven through IT and consultants in the cloud offerings. To that end, I believe management is doing right by the quarter-to-quarter bottom lines.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worked for 3 years as junior and senior consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

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

    Pros

    Excellent Managing Team, Top clients and great experience

    Cons

    Disorganized teams, lacking in HR, regular salaries, very competitive, dont value keeping employees with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase office culture, improve trainings for new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow, if you find yourself in the right office...

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    You will be working with knowledgeable, senior professionals. Some are eager to develop their peers, others not so much. The offices are all reasonably stocked with supplies and snacks to keep you going. At least in my experience, my senior management was eager to throw me in the deep end and see what happens. I loved the challenge.

    Cons

    It's consulting, you have to be flexible. Some weeks you may only work 40 hours, others much more. If you don't like traveling, it likely isn't for you. There isn't much of a guide to climbing the ladder, and the policies between offices are not consistent. It's a publicly traded company, so they can be stingy on bonus' and salary adjustments. I've never had to barter so much in my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep wasting money on sport sponsorships; don't invest any of it back into your personnel!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    A lot of travel and little pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    free soft drinks in the lunch room

    Cons

    The senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Enjoy the work, lukewarm about the company

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

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

    Pros

    -Base salary is competitive (health solutions practice)
    -Peers and team members are intelligent and experienced
    -Business continues to grow and we continue to expand our service lines
    -Aggressive growth (all organic) over the last few years

    Cons

    -Bonuses & comp increases over the last few years have been disappointing
    -Little, if any, transparency exists around the promotion process
    -No training budget = no professional development opportunities (unless you want to go out on your own to an industry conference)
    -Inconsistencies in project staffing mean roles change drastically from one project to the next, even at the Director level
    -Lack of internal leverage means Directors often "step down" to get the work done
    -Demanding travel schedule and requests for on-site presence (Fridays, holiday weeks, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some standards around expectations of each role on a project (D versus SD, SC versus D, etc.) and communicate to the teams. Determine what accomplishments are necessary to get to the next level and tell us! Then offer support in the form of professional development and mentoring (both are lacking).

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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