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FI Consulting Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2019

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FI Consulting CEO Roman Iwachiw
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5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Exceptional consulting staff, management mixed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the quality of the consulting staff. Virtually all the consultants are highly intelligent, curious, and interesting to talk to. The group is also fairly tight-knit, characterized by professional (and in some cases personal) relationships that will likely last for many years. The company also offers a modest annual education stipend which is cool if you want to take some classes online or get a new...

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    Cons

    Management and senior management is a mixed bag. Some managers are strong while others are average to below average. This disparity hinders substantial growth, compelling the really exceptional consultants who might otherwise become really exceptional managers to leave for bigger opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to attract and retain more exceptional managers and senior managers (especially as it pertains to business development). Then give stand-out consultants more opportunities to shadow and learn from these managers.

    FI Consulting2018-09-05
  2. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The consultants make this company a fantastic place to work. Very intelligent, driven people that are open to helping each other learn, grow, and be better.

    Cons

    Expensive health benefits available, and poor parental leave benefits that include 3 days PTO.

    FI Consulting2019-06-27
  3. "Great career growth, but small pond"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FI Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the leadership were excellent and let us have flexibility when needed and were quick to trust with responsibilities. My colleagues were always willing to help and often very bright. The clients varied, but *usually* weren't unreasonable. I was given the opportunity to advance and really have an impact on the company.

    Cons

    It's a small pond and you have to be ok with what that means: overall limited growth, no name recognition, often not anyone to learn from in a particular topic area, and highly variable workloads.

    Advice to Management

    There is always one person in management that rub that consultants/analysts/managers the wrong way, which is a hindrance to a company whose assets are their people.

    FI Consulting2019-06-26
  4. "If you need a job, it works, otherwise explore your options"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice location, office. Some interesting client assignments.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership. High attrition. Future not stable. Government side leadership particularly bad. Has alienated talented people who leave while her relatively ineffective favorites flourish financially.

    FI Consulting2019-06-19
  5. "Great Exec team and smart consultants!!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at FI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, hard-working consultants. Best-in-class in terms of talent. Education stipend is great for obtaining certifications. Really solid, well-intentioned CEO and Exec team who try to do the right thing for the people.

    Cons

    Not enough leadership and collaboration at the middle/senior management tier. The team just doesn’t feel cohesive and there isn’t alignment on company priorities. Highly intelligent people, but either not knowledgeable in FI core competencies or exhibiting behavior that is directly at odds with the company’s core values. Sales and business development are obsessed over but very few managers actually have the capability...

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    Advice to Management

    If FI wants to scale, I would advise the Exec team to either draw a line in the sand with managers that act as free agents or do not seem to be a fit with the company’s needs.

    FI Consulting2019-05-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to learn new things and advance your career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is very open and entrepreneurial. Many of my co-workers have become very good friends and I imagine we have formed relationships that will last our entire career. The benefits are very good, and I have been exposed to a lot of challenging work that is both difficult from a business/management standpoint and from a technical/analytical standpoint. There is a great core group of staff who are eager to...

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    Cons

    As a consultant, the firm has less control over your work schedule because client needs are our priority. There can also be a tension between what the client asks for and what they actually need, and navigating that can be challenging for people who are used to just doing as they are asked.

    FI Consulting2018-01-11
  7. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FI Consulting

    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.

    FI Consulting2017-05-23
  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FI Consulting full-time for 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...

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    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...

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    FI Consulting2017-03-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Talented and Driven will flourish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FI Consulting for 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.

    FI Consulting2016-09-15
  10. "Great employees and terrific place to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FI Consulting for 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...

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    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).

    FI Consulting2016-08-11
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