FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Investment banking hours, public service pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Promote work-life balance.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great people, interesting work, pay was average

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - , Health Solutions in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - , Health Solutions in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Senior Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Need to promote and retain talent more.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Poor mangement, work bottlenecks, bad culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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?

  8. Good stepping stone for a next job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great diversity of work, lot of responsibility early in career

    Cons

    Very little to no coaching, personal development, training

  9. 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

  10. Interesting Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Value young employees; a lot of interseting work

    Cons

    No cross-sector work. You stay in the group you are in and have minimal authority on what projects you eventually get.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate young level employees if you want them to stay at the firm. Provide incentives for work across groups.

  11. Helpful (1)

    When law firms need financial records, they need people like us to go through databases and hard copies and compile them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, quarterly bonus based on billable hours in excess of targets, solid technology skill set, larger than average annual salary increase, large variety of projects

    Cons

    Little grad school assistance is offered. Lots of redundant work sometimes stretching several days doing the same thing. Boring office environment. Very little work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Add more formal training and 1 on 1 teaching/mentoring. There are other activities that should result in bonuses other than just Billable hours.

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