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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated September 21, 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 40 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Company/Poor Employee Morale due to NY Office Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Level in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Level in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and great benefits.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism with current senior level management head of NY office, hence the vast exodus of very good employees over the past two years.

    Advice to Management

    Treat ALL employees equal and not just those whom you like. Result would be better employee morale and a WIN/WIN for both the company and the individuals working for it.


  2. "IT Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, poor leadership.

  3. "Good Company...Depending on the Group"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full benefits and a great health plan. They have a lot of very talented people from all backgrounds and they try to create an environment that rewards talent.

    Cons

    If you're in the wrong group, you might get stuck on a level with very little prospects for promotion. Some groups do much better than others in promoting their people and there are mixed messages from leadership about the direction of the practice. The new CEO has big ideas but those don't always get translated down to the staff level. Often I'm asking myself "where is this business going" and leadership often gives vague answers.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with your employees! Particularly if there are leadership changes the lower level staff needs some guidance in where the business is headed and how changes will affect their careers. Sales are done mostly by a small handful of senior managing directors and when they leave there is a void.


  4. "Good place to start your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work on a number of high impact client issues

    Cons

    If you get stuck with a manager who does advocate for you and present you with good opportunities, it can be difficult to advance.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The job is pretty mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Director CF in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director CF in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consulting gives a wide variety of industries to try on

    The pay was alright

    Cons

    The culture in the CF practice is akin to a frat party: heavily male dominated, women are less likely to be promoted.

    Very little communication with top management

    Zero work across practices, which presumably is the only potential strength of the company

    Corporate finance and econ practices (practices I worked with) are objectively weaker compared with other firms

    The payment bonus scheme is poorly designed: it encourages to lump all your billable time together on busy months and to do zero work on non-busy months

    Advice to Management

    The comparative advantage of FTI is to put a big network of professionals from different industries. Yet, there is essentially zero collaboration among them. This makes FTI a mediocre firm on all its practices


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Lots of great experience for those young in career

    Cons

    Did not follow through on commitments


  7. "Managing Director"

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    In general, a very professional work environment. Colleagues were earnest and friendly.

    Cons

    The firm's segments do not collaborate well. Almost a dysfunctional relationship betweeen some groups in the firm.

    Advice to Management

    The firm says its committed to collaboration, time to prove it.

  8. "Document Review Attorney"

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    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in Miami, FL
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible hours, nice location

    Cons

    Luck of the draw on project managers, no upward mobility, no legal practice, no cell phones, expensive parking

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "security" cameras


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Citizen"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Citizen in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Corporate Citizen in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Company has great benefits depending upon where you fit within the organization.

    Cons

    The company headquarters being located in Washington DC actually creates a greater than average government-mindset. The politics are worse than in most companies but any mature-minded person can navigate them quite easily. Most younger careered individuals may find the environment rather challenging to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Management and Leadership are not necessarily congruent. There are many managers within this company but very few leaders. Because of this, there is nothing I am willing to share with the management because of concerns it would fall upon deaf ears.


  10. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pay is excellent and the annual bonus is atleast 10%

    Cons

    Long hours but very challenging


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