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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 38 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Best People to work with

    Cons

    There are basically no cons


  2. "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    The work is very interesting, and the people you will work with are very smart. There is also a good balance of work and life outside of work.

    Cons

    There are endless silos within the company and very little collaboration across them. Opportunities for advancement are limited unless you sell work.


  3. "Great Place to Grow your Career"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is very interested in developing young talent from within rather than hiring from other firms.

    Cons

    Competitive environment.

    Compensation is not comparable to larger firms.


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  5. "Nice team of people"

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    The labor productivity group is a small group but a devoted group. Great teamwork

    Cons

    Need better orientation for their process and tools

    Advice to Management

    Devise better orientation program


  6. "Senior Consultant - Ringtail Consultant"

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Smart people
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Not enough transparency into the future.


  7. "Wild West"

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    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


  8. "A company that takes care of its employees."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This varies group to group, but there is a very healthy atmosphere at FTI. The company is making huge strides in becoming a major player in the management consulting realm. We frequently compete (and win) against the Big 4 firms as well as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. Generous benefits and vacation with more than fair compensation. You can't trade the experience working here for anything.

    Cons

    As was said above, there is some variability within groups at FTI. Some are super fun and collaborative while others are more rigid and cold.

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting a culture of cross-collaboration between groups in the firm.


  9. "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and very collaborative environment with a myriad of different projects to work on. The work is challenging and improves technical and institutional acumen that serves as a strong fundamental base for any career

    Cons

    There is a noticeable disconnect between consultants and directors in terms of knowledge sharing regarding project details and overall practice development


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    "Generally good - but layoffs cause low morale and uncertainty"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent reputation. Exciting projects with big-name clients. A trusted company committed to excellent service to its clients.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Seemingly constant upper management churn means frequent layoffs and changes in direction. There is nothing worse for morale and productivity than layoffs, and when it happens a few years in a row, there is a constant sense of needing to prove oneself and make oneself valuable. Some are better at this than others, but it's well known that everyone fears for their jobs and many are always on the lookout for their next opportunity, in case the ax hits them next time. It's a shame that FTI does not follow the example of large corporations and engage employees in cost saving measures, in an "all hands on deck" effort to keep returns high.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the example of large corporations and engage employees in cost saving measures, in an "all hands on deck" effort to keep returns high. Ask everyone to buckle down, agree to lesser or no raises temporarily, to save jobs and accelerate growth. This will build loyalty, which is dreadfully lacking after the churn of the last few years. Rebuild the FTI culture of the value of people.


  11. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Learned quite a bit. Interesting work. Lots of spreadsheet projects.

    Cons

    Long work weeks out of town. (This really wasn't a problem for me. But it might be for others.)



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