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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated June 20, 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)

  • 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. Helpful (2)

    "Good coworkers, not so great at executing strategy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salaries with decent yearly advances and a competitive discretionary bonus program. Above average employees can easily see 10 plus percent annual bonuses. Lots of PTO (more than many can actually use). Decent benefit package.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for continued advancement - especially for those who work out in the business segments as opposed to those who work for corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term goals instead of worrying about how the next quarter will look in terms of EBITDA and margin. I survived four rounds of layoffs at FTI which were all due to upper management getting freaked out about margin and demanding the segments cut employees to lower costs. As a result the segments lost a lot of talent and were poorly positioned to take advantage of future opportunities.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The Little Engine That Couldn’t"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits by most corporate standards subject to today's healthcare options. Perks are good to personnel capable of being effectively advertised for credentials. Perfect atmosphere for limited employment term, high rotation of senior members for economical gains with fresh entries. Fantastic place to gain a wealth of knowledge to the inner workings of ethical standards for a corporation.

    Cons

    Extreme political divides within the company divisions, followed by social divides to a point of arrogance between management and supporting staff. HR though touting personification of ethical support, wears a thicker blindfold then Lady Justice, and I concur to another rating noting the atmosphere as toxic. Due diligence is softly spoken.

    Advice to Management

    Fleecing starts with an "‹F" as does FTI, how do you interpret the "T" and the "I"

  3. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good policy on benefits package

    Cons

    no rotation. pays are lower than industry in some sectors,


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If there were any, I couldn't find them. Unless a pro is being constantly screamed, simple mistakes made into the sinking of the Titanic and if the coven knew who was doing what, it would have run smoothing. Clowns leading the circus.

    Cons

    Just because you think you is the big boss, once is a while, shut your mouth and listen to those around and especially below you. A mere mortal secretary cannot control FedEx. Accusing underlings of things not their fault at the top of your lungs where the other people on the floor come to see what is going on, that's not leadership, that's harassment.

    Advice to Management

    1. Teach your managers to be managers. 2. Teach your managers how to speak to those under them. 3. Teach your managers to speak to those above them because the behind kissing is evident a mile away. 4. Teach your manager just because they are higher up doesn't mean they are right. 5. Teach your manners that support staff and associates have feelings; that's why crap like this is written.


  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer/Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is flexible and work/life balance is great. The actual product is interesting with architecture and design being improved constantly. New technologies are constantly being evaluated for possible integration into the product. The product is not stagnating in its market. Teammates are friendly and personable.

    Cons

    Achieving bonuses and promotions is vague and not well-defined. They seem to be given only to pet employees. Reviews are of the "yes, you achieved that goal, but you could have done better" variety. Money for resources needed to make things better is pretty tight. Some employees seem to have brought a Large Software Company's "stab others in the back in order to succeed" mentality with them to FTI. Compensation is lower than industry. Insurance is of low quality and doesn't cover as well as others.

    Advice to Management

    Make the path to promotion and success, tight, clear and achievable, not just at the whims of Leads and direct managers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Low/No Growth Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. "An all-right mid-sized multinational consulting firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at FTI Consulting (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues were great to work with. Office environment depends on the city you work in.

    Cons

    Company goes through boom and bust cycles. Company was not people-centric, though I have heard that's changed.

    Advice to Management

    I don't feel in a position to offer advice as it has been several years since I was employed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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