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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. "Talented and Driven will flourish"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FI Consulting (More than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial style allows motivated and hardworking individuals to rise quickly. There is a huge emphasis on continuing professional growth, and management will accommodate personal side projects so long as they benefit the firm. The consultants at FI are head and shoulders above the average crop at other consulting firms (Big 4 comes to mind)

    Cons

    Extremely competitive employees, which can occasionally lead to friction within the consulting rank and file. If you are looking for a 40 hour work week where you can slide by, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize collaboration.


  2. "Great employees and terrific place to learn and grow"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FI Consulting (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    FI is great place to learn and develop yourself and your career. I learned more technical and soft skills here than all other jobs combined. The firm does an excellent job hiring smart, driven, and collaborative employees. Great culture with nice people who are enjoyable to work with. Being a small firm, you have a real opportunity to have a say and make an impact. Open door policy with upper management.The negative feedback on this site about the COO is ridiculous. I worked there for several years and the COO is fantastic.

    Cons

    Hours can be long depending on the project. It is a smaller firm so you may not have the opportunity to specialize in one particular skill/industry when it comes to projects (this can also be seen as a positive, as you don't get pigeonholed).


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