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FTI Consulting Los Angeles Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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  • Poor work/life balance; Information isn't shared well amongst staff; groups tend to work in Silos and benefits vary greatly across practices (in 39 reviews)

  • Most of the projects requires working long hours (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    FTI allowed me to understand the nuances of consulting and as well gave me the opportunity to network and reach out to other people and companies.

    Cons

    Not a lot of friendly people. Often chastised and made to work way harder than the other interns at the company

    Advice to Management

    Very nice company, just needs to have a more relaxed and communicative environment with less hostile people and less chastising.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wild West"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good exposure to big name clients and senior execs
    - Opportunities to grow if you get "in" with the right senior people

    Cons

    - Leadership is not a job requirement for anyone in a leadership position
    - Minimal training provided and seriously lacking on-the-job training
    - Nobody to complain to about issues that arise including complaints about racial remarks (HR barely exists and protects the senior people first)
    - Nepotism is rampant throughout
    - You are completely dispensable and replaceable, there is no loyalty

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to the staff when issues arise, not the people throwing them under the bus
    - Create some sort of structure within the organization, as all of your mini acquisitions of small firms has created a melting pot of corporate cultures that have difficulty co-existing
    - Stop hiring your kids and their friends
    - Make leadership skills a priority


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Bad Attitude..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits package. Good hours.

    Cons

    Century City office on Century Park East Blvd. - managing directors, and senior directors lack leadership and people skills. Small office and big egos. Unless you came from the acquired company before, you can forget about teamwork and respect.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your offices and get to know the people that are working hard to make your jobs easier. And say good morning to your staff, instead of walking right by them and hiding in your offices!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Entry Level- Payroll Compliance Auditing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll Compliance Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Payroll Compliance Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always busy, a lot of hours,.

    Cons

    Management at the office I was employed. The only way to move up was through knowing the right people. It did not matter working from 7-10 every day, the ones who got t climb the ladder were said people who knew the "right" people.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of different clients.

    Cons

    The firm is too focused on cost savings, and not enough on employee development and/or retention.

    Advice to Management

    Limited leadership, vision and/or overall strategies throughout the various segments. Almost no active leadership from upper management.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Depends on what you are looking for..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays well; good benefits; longevity of position if you work hard, are dedicated and committed; promotes within; there are some good people who work for the company, for the most part.

    Cons

    Rigid corporate environment; "old boys club" mentality; work/life balance practices need improvement; office politics make the environment toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Improve and "freshen up" the culture to make working at FTI a more pleasant and appealing experience for its employees.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Old boys club that is frat like"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays overtime incentive bonus. Great place to learn QC skills. Management will tell you directly what you need to improve upon. Career advancement opportunities are good.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic - Poor leadership from management has led to incredible turnover rates

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people more (training, listening to their gripes and coming up with action plans to address, etc.)


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Hard work, low to average compensation."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional growth opportunity
    traveling
    new business connections

    Cons

    work / life balance
    low pay
    work might be very boring


  10. "Collection of extremely talented people that generate a tremendous place to work"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Talented staff
    -Great client opportunities
    -Big firm resources with boutique practice focus

    Cons

    -Big firm occasionally has HR inconsistencies

    Advice to Management

    communication on progress and goals has improved over the years - keep it up!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Little room for advancement, conniving management, and bad work atmosphere."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salary, benefits, and bonus was very competitive compared to other competitors. Outside of known deadlines, the work was steady so the hours were reasonable and the work / life balance was great. Co-workers on the staff level were very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Management has little regard for staff level consultants and cares little about professional development or skills you can learn. Consultants often get pigeonholed into working on dead-end projects for years. Staff employees are talked about among management behind closed doors. Company turnover and burnout is quick, as consultants rarely make it past 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Develop staff level consultants and move them around to different projects so they can improve their skills. Be honest and open with everyone in the company, not just management. Avoid playing obvious favorites, it doesn't help productivity in the office.


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