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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated May 2, 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 Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Penn Pitt, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Penn Pitt, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environment, good people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Promotions and bonuses somewhat arbitrary. Management occasionally is do what I say not what I do.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands on training, you can work with people that really care of you get with the right group, no micromanagement

    Cons

    Long hours, you will encounter some people that are unfriendly.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Low/No Growth Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great commute. Flexible work schedules supported.

    Cons

    Flat organization and opportunities for promotion are extremely limited. Organization lacks diversity in workforce and senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and improve communications.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  6. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    FTI is a great place to grow your career. Lots of great people with knowledge and expertise that they are willing to share.

    Cons

    Culture is seriously lacking. Work can come in ebbs and flows and in the flows you work so much that you get burnt out but in the ebbs you will be very bored. You are also evaluated on utilization which can be tough when it is not always in your control.


  7. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company name for your resume

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well compare to competitors


  8. "Senior Operations Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    I've worked for FTI Consulting since 2010

    Cons

    Great place to work and always something new to learn.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging Work, Great Experience, Poor Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and complicated projects. Ability to work in different industries. Huge range of learning opportunities. Autonomy over work products and deliverable. Great, dedicated, co-workers and peers. Fairly flexible schedule. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    No leadership. Very difficult to create efficient work process, and build and grow a team, when the Senior Managing Directors (SMDs) and Managing Directors (MDs) do not seem to care. This tends to be a cultural problem throughout the company. SMDs/MDs are put in charge of teams but then do not know how to build, grow or strength the consultants on that team. Very frustrating for business and team oriented people.

    The company also lacks sufficient infrastructure to leverage teams, people, and technology across sectors. I believe this is a legacy problem due to FTI's businesses model of growing by acquisition. Since the acquisition model is coming to end and an organic growth model is picking up, this would be a good time to invest in centralized business processes across the company. Updating software, servers, etc...all the things that every employee needs to use.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote people with business acumen, to help build and grow strong teams of consultants. Measure SMDs/MDs by their ability to meet teams goals and not their own individual goals. This would help foster the growth of the team and the consultants on that team rather than only the SMD or MD. I believe this would also help attract and retain employees, especially younger consultants. Career paths are a must.


  10. "Managing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities for organic growth. Salary and benefits are good. Holly Paul and her department are doing an awesome job in growing culture and people.

    Cons

    Considerable amount of turnover ... the people that have been here for 10+ years are the ones sticking around; everyone else seems transient.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the areas that are going to move FTI forward as a competitor globally. Good effort in shifting the silo mentality


  11. Helpful (2)

    "FLC - Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very much a team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can be very long hours. You need to be vocal about what you want.


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