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Updated May 9, 2017
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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. "Good Benefits, Terrible Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus structure
    Good at helping employees structure goals
    Lots of access to courses and training

    Cons

    Terrible culture - particularly in Construction Solutions.
    Very competitive - management basically encourages employees to cross other employees in order to get ahead
    Expected to be available at all hours and cancel all plans if necessary (I was once instructed to cancel a flight to work over the weekend).

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and less about pure profit.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wild West"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (1)

    "Document Review Attorney"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Attorney in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FTI Consulting as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good location, friendly colleagues, comfortable review rooms. They are a relatively friendly place to work and the team leaders are helpful.

    Cons

    Low salaries, treated as children regarding cell phone usage, talking to colleagues in the review room (even when discussing the work), favoritism, game playing.

    Advice to Management

    Treat adults as adults. Don't do only what is best for you. Have the employee in mind to some extent.


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  5. "Like a prison camp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Document Review Attorney in Miami, FL
    Current Contractor - Document Review Attorney in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits and location

    Cons

    Prison camp environment with cameras on you and prison guards, sorry, project managers and room monitors always watching over you in case you commit the crime of revealing your cell phone. Project managers, with one or two exceptions, are petty people who act discriminatorily in favor of those they like without regard to merit. Many people hate working there, including me, and would never go back. Avoid this place, unless you are willing to sacrifice your dignity and self respect for $24/hr.

    Advice to Management

    Review the track record of your project managers you will unearth the misery they are dispensing and learn why so many hate working for FTI.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great junior level people to work within the company. All junior level employees are always willing to help, learn more on the go, and contribute to all matters even if they are not fully staffed within the matter.

    Cons

    No transparency within the company. Senior Level Management does not applaud or encourage junior level staff in leading the company or applaud them with their hard work. Work Life balance is non-existent when you are expected to check your phone 24/7. Work lots of weekends and have high demanding clients with no set client expectations from team. Junior Level employees are expected to take most of the brunt work without any incentives. Pay is 30% less than the average consultant.

    Advice to Management

    Most advice given to management is never taken seriously; therefore, it's a waste of time even suggesting anything.


  7. "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are on good projects and produce results, it is easy to make the billable hours requirements

    Cons

    It took them until 2014 to start a Women's network. It is very much an old boys network.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Should have known better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at FTI Consulting as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free sodas, decent view from some parts of the building, legitimate feedback

    Cons

    Utter lack of freedom and view of employees as professionals. I should have known when I went through an awkward group interview, and then faced a break area full of people but devoid of sound that this place would not be a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    You make a good attempt at bringing people together during the Friday Q&A sessions, but if you want to maintain quality work force maybe start to treat them like professionals, rather than high school students that need to be watched over.


  9. 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!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees and co-workers.

    Cons

    Going through a corporate restructuring, the word of superiors is suspect at best.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty and take care of your employees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "No clear vision"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Consultants are among the best in their industry and people there are highly intelligent. Not much else to say.

    Cons

    The company changed since I first started there 6 years ago. The company is going through major changes since the new executive team joined and there is no clear vision. The company acts as a holding company for 6 business segments so there is no consistency or collaboration across the firm.

    Advice to Management

    You need new leaders in the support services and to build out your support teams.. Need to develop a culture of trust across the firm.


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