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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated July 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "great PTO and salary great work life balance" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Simple, and nice work environment" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Laid back culture
    Office snacks
    Very flexible office attire (dependent on industry)

    Cons

    Top heavy; Ambiguity in growth for consultant and senior consultants

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clear purpose and mission for maintaining talent


  2. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    culture, compensation, colleagues, travel opportunities

    Cons

    unpredictable work schedule and business development pressure.

  3. "FTI has big wingspan that can nurture or cast a shadow"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company, always busy, meet lots of interesting professional contacts

    Cons

    Disjointed parts do not make a whole

    Advice to Management

    Create one culture


  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    People, benefits, nice office,

    Cons

    Nothing interesting about the work.


  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are supportive; culture is positive

    Cons

    Salary is low, especially for Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    Provide career development opportunities for staff


  6. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Team approach to addressing client needs. Flexible work environment. Challenging and stimulating case work for those interesting in stretching and growing.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge. Work often involves late night, weekend work to attend to urgent client needs. Very little down time.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on training and ways to balance work.


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture with driven people

    Cons

    Low level of responsibility starting out

  8. "Better consulting firms out there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Some teams are very strong. Some projects are better than others.

    Cons

    Disclaimer: these characteristics are not consistent across the firm, but they are more prevalent across certain teams. Do your homework before joining a specific team.

    Favoritism and inner office politics need to be reeled in. For some SMDs, it’s more important for you to be golfing/drinking buddies with senior leadership vs. the quality of your work.

    Environment of some teams discouraged independent thinking. Questioning or disagreeing with some MDs can be viewed in an unfavorable manner and receive a negative response from the MD.

    They promote a “roll up our sleeves attitude” but some MDs feel that they are above certain levels of work and will not (or cannot) do it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved/engaged with junior level employees. Change up the current methodology of year end reviews and promotions. It’s too subjective and can be highly influenced by who is in the room.

    Encourage MDs to embrace more humility when working on projects. This includes actually “rolling up their sleeves” when it comes to heavy lifting and understanding that more junior level employees may have a better answer/solution.

    Less arm chair quarterbacking and more proactive involvement.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "variety of experiences - some very good and some very bad"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get exposure really quickly to a variety of projects and teams. Some senior teams/managing directors are really great and others are extremely painful. If you can get into a good team here then you can get promoted really quickly. The pay is generally good - better than big-4 but lower than other private consulting firms.

    Cons

    Some teams have extremely poor culture and very long work hours. The utilization bonuses are large but still make the bad teams not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    You should get feedback from non-SMD employees about SMDs to incorporate into their performance reviews. For example, I worked with one SMD in particular who was essentially verbally abusive to everybody on the team. Everybody on that particular team left FTI soon after the project.


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good for now, nothing more to add

    Cons

    Nothing to report over here


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