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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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Pros
  • great PTO and salary great work life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Simple, and nice work environment (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Consultant"

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    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. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great place to learn new skills and have different experiences
    - Smart people to work with
    - Focus on client work, different than other consulting firms as the company is willing to quickly adopt to clients needs
    - Deep bench of functional skills sets and expertise between different divisions at FTI that can be leveraged to provide client with customized solutions

    Cons

    - Lack of transparency for promotions
    - Work life balance is tough. Company often announces initiatives but has not usually followed through with tangible action
    - Depending on division, there is definitely a political hierarchy driving agendas in who gets promoted, who gets best assignments, who gets opportunities to drive business development, etc.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant, Strategic Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - access to C-Suite level executives at client companies
     - ownership over work / lots of job responsibilities early on
     - great way to learn about capital markets

    Cons

    - low pay, despite long hours during deals/earnings season


  4. "Good Company; depedning on Office and Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people and a wide variety of work.

    Cons

    Current CEO says something is a priority but actually incentivizes the opposite.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to realize what our actual business is as stop treating his employment like its a short term consulting project.


  5. "A Mixed Bag"

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits package and many passionate and capable colleagues

    Cons

    Leadership talks a good talk, but is quick to cut out large portions of its workforce rather than finding other opportunities internally. I watched numerous layoffs while employed there.

    Advice to Management

    The Costco model is a good one - value your employees, customers and suppliers. Stock value results from this focus.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Losing focus"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people - this is the primary reason that I hated to leave. Great vacation. Challenging work. Snacks.

    Cons

    Trending toward open cubes and more frequent distractions. People yell their questions as soon as they think of them without considering how they're outburst is distracting other people.

    Database-heavy application without enough database experts.


  7. "Consultant"

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and available time off

    Cons

    Lack of organization of work

  8. "Going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Depending on team, you can work on some interesting high profile projects.

    Cons

    This used to be a great place but a lot of talent has fled.


  9. "Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    none. none. none. none. none.

    Cons

    runs rampant with toxic personalities who are allowed to advance, young consultants behave like they are still in college and frequently engage in backstabbing and "tattle taling", personalities who know how to manipulate the situation but add no value to the work at the end of the day are praised. if you are looking for a professional environment to nurture and grow your career, this place is not it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to the first person who runs to you with a story to tell. Be objective. Don't encourage those who people who add no value to the situation just because they can talk the talk (but they cannot walk the walk).


  10. "Data Analytics Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment; came away with a lot of tangible skills and good management; ability to move around on projects

    Cons

    There are still projects that can have long hours and can be too technically focused and not enough on the business side.


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