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"Entrepreneurial Firm with Lots of Youthful Energy"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

FI Consulting employees have an abundance of energy and imbue the "can-do" spirit. If there's a problem to fix, employees just get it done. Particularly since there's still a lot of low hanging fruit, you find people willing to tackle the problem head on and come to a solution quickly.

Cons

Planning. Since there are so many people willing to find a quick solution to a problem, there isn't much thought given to long-term business solutions. It's really about getting the job done now.

Compensation. For employees in the analyst pool, as much as 40% of total compensation comes in the form of bonus on a semi-annual basis. This is bonkers. Analysts don't bring in revenue and don't have much of an effect on the bottom line. Given two analysts working on two different projects who both bring in zero revenue, what's the difference that earns one a 40% bonus and the other a 35% bonus?

I think compensation informs the lack of planning. It's really about getting to that semi-annual review -- it's about maximizing your compensation. Some business problems, unfortunately, require longer-term planning and execution.

Other Employee Reviews for FI Consulting

  1. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun environment , work with smart people. Really motivated upper management, and always listens to suggestions. Has a startup feel to it, but very well established in the DC metro area.

    Cons

    Bench time may vary sometimes depending on project pipeline.


  2. "An amazing culture and a great place to learn so much!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FI Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -You have the opportunity to constantly develop your skills by diving into different project work all the time. Plus, it's a very flat structure, so you don't have to work with layers and layers of management. All of the management is in tune with the work we do, and is there to further develop people's careers.
    -Upper Management is incredibly supportive, mindful, and they are great people to work with and learn from
    -You will work amongst some of the most intelligent and nicest people you've ever met!
    -An excellent culture with plenty of fun events, team gatherings and a beautiful rooftop for happy hours!

    Cons

    -Lower cost medical benefits would make our current compensation packages even more attractive

    Advice to Management

    -Keep being great at being supportive, having an open door, and focusing on employee development!
    -It's amazing how the CEO works so closely with everyone and is involved in so many projects...you just don't see that at other companies, and it just shows how dedicated and in tune he is to growing our company and keeping our culture strong...keep it going!
    -The COO is an extremely impressive person with excellent ideas and an incredibly empowering management style. I've never seen a high level manager as dynamic as her!

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