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Updated December 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Good working environment; work life balance; (in 40 reviews)

  • Really great managers, sane work hours and a physically comfortable work environment make this place a pleasure to do document reviews (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes there isn't a great work/life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Full-time consultants can work very long hours (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Decent entry level, but many better places"

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

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

    Pros

    - Fair/good pay
    - Straight forward promotion structure
    - Consulting in general is a good career starter
    - Had 1-2 solid project managers when I was here, so I guess not everyone sucks
    - There is a Women Initiative Network (WIN), but no other sort of diversity/minority groups

    Cons

    - Many people are unhappy here.. some people leave without another offer at hand
    - Lots of complaints about it being an "old boys' club" as you move up; lots of men in management and not a good representation of women
    - Minimal room for growth / very little opportunities to be challenged
    - Management shows little to no care about employee growth / culture
    - Leadership lacks the "leadership" skills - don't know how to manage, lead, nor inspire their teams
    - Experience dependent on project staffing - possible to get stuck on a crap project for years or on a great project (those don't last)
    - Methodologies and technology used is way behind peers. There are much better financial and data analytics consulting firms who are working with bigger clients and working with more advanced technologies --> you should go to one of those instead.
    - Expensive health insurance policy


  2. "Get ready to work around the clock!"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at FTI Consulting as a contractor

    Pros

    Interesting client work, especially the forensic and litigation consulting.

    Cons

    This consulting firm works people around the clock. They are short-staffed, on purpose to try and make more money so people burn out here after only a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so you don't send everyone running to the hills because they work too much.

  3. "Poor benefits and reimbursement policies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in the tax group. It's a pretty small department so you have the opportunity to experience more than just your role.
    Pretty good work/life balance compare to other big accounting firms.

    Cons

    Terrible reimbursement policies. They control the time you can order your dinner and limit to $20 dinner and $12 lunch (definitely not enough for NYC).
    Pay is less than mid-size firms. Also pretty discriminatory to race.
    Maternity leave is 11 weeks (FML included) which is pretty standard but way less than other big consulting firms.

    Advice to Management

    Productivity and efficiency will increase when employees are happy, not how hard you control them.


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting as an intern

    Pros

    FTI offers quite competitive salary comparing with its peers. And your colleagues are from some of the top universities around the world.

    Cons

    A lot of OT. Very high-intensity work. Very indifferent relationship between colleagues. Not willing to teach freshmen.

    Advice to Management

    I think the company should cancel carpe diem which is a kind of oppress and exploit of its staff.


  5. "Not a visionary company"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Centrally located in Chicago -- nice commute to work

    Cons

    Poor leadership and lack of vision/ strategic direction or plan


  6. "Good Benefits, Terrible Culture"

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    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.


  7. "Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Depending on your position, office and team, there are opportunities to work from home (or remotely) and work flexible hours.

    Cons

    Everything is political here, and there is very little diversity. They overwork you, and do not fairy compensate you with the benefits or salary that you deserve. Overall company culture is okay, at best.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your support services staff better. Although getting the bottom line work done is important, keeping your employees happy and hungry to work hard is important too.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting company with great history and accomplishments

    Cons

    Political and management issues. Not very professional at times in some departments.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Tech segment in a rough spot, overall FTI is sound. Review is focused on Tech."

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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

    Coworkers were smart and experienced.

    Cons

    There is a good ole boy network. If you aren't in it or connected to someone that is, getting ahead is difficult. The Tech segment hasn't made money in many quarters. Recent attempts to sell the segment led to courting several suitors who backed out and those that did place a bid did so at a very low valuation. Recent attempts to lower costs to improve the financials seem desperate at best. Morale is currently low.

    Advice to Management

    Tech management is not clearly communicating goals and the tactics being used to achieve them.


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