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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 42 reviews)

  • Sometimes too busy so long hours, need to be active in looking for other projects otherwise you can be stuck with one type of project (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, great experience, fast learning curve, good benefits, exciting case work that is often behind the scenes in WSJ

    Cons

    Hours long term can weigh on you so make sure you understand the reality and expectations of the consulting world

    Advice to Management

    Sell work


  2. "Good place to start your career"

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    • 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.

  3. "Strategic Communications"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good culture with a 'work hard, play hard' approach that works
    Interesting projects
    Can do attitude
    Young and vibrant workforce

    Cons

    Lack of creativity and creative thinking at times
    Lack of diversity across the board (although this is starting to improve)

    Advice to Management

    Seek out greater diversity as our own clients strive to do
    Ensure work life balance practices are up to date / speed


  4. "Great company to cut your teeth in the consulting world"

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

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Huge network of people globally, great benefits, great exposure to many different areas of expertise. Obviously long hours in this business, but FTI does a good job at attempting to balance the work/life issue.

    Cons

    Knowledge sharing leaves much to be desired. Cooperation between teams and departments is lacking. The company was built by acquisition of many smaller firms, and still functions as a fragmented alliance, rather than a cohesive organization. Sales people from different departments are calling on people while they are already engaged with FTI. Poor transparency and communication.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep reinforcing cooperation among the various teams. this starts from the top down. There need to be incentives for cross selling. Need to reassess the culture and values, and determine whether they really mean anything to the employees.


  5. "Managing Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    none i can think of

    Advice to Management

    n/a......

  8. 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


  9. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, Colleagues; knowledge and commitment

    Cons

    emphasis on insurance, weak integration with global organisation


  10. "Decent company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and level of compensation

    Cons

    not much growth opportunities for young professionals


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