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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated April 27, 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. "Contract Attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Attorney in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Constant flow of interesting cases

    Cons

    No hours beyond 40 hour week.


  2. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, fast paced solid teams

    Cons

    high stress area with lots of people

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. "Overall solid experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work on important, difficult problems. Many great coworkers - smart and hard-working. Lots of freedom to make your own path.

    Cons

    Long engagements can wear on teams and morale, and there's little effort to try to break up the monotony. Promotion / career path is more rigid (time-based) than management would like you to believe. Results in lack of motivation in younger staff to push and achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Worry less that people will leave if they aren't promoted with all of their peers. Find a better long-term strategy.


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  5. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Colleagues are smart, easy to get along with, supportive, and very committed to their job.

    Cons

    Work tends to follow us home, constant availability is implicitly expected. Work can be stressful at times with rolling tight deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have advise for management, they do a great job keep everyone up to date on what is going on in the company.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still has some very smart and creative people.

    Cons

    Almost no training, direction or feedback for new hires. More concerned about billable hours then employee development. Bureaucracy and rigidity of a large company without the stability and compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your middle management for team development, even if it doesn't immediately translate into additional revenue. Be more judicious about hiring and invest more in keeping junior staff happy while demanding greater accountability.


  7. "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and type of work. Great culture and ability to develop. Opportunity to travel and experience various types of project at an early stage of your career.

    Cons

    Compensation visibility, black box. Willingness to retain people and allowing for cross segment opportunities. IT department is a bit weak.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work to get unique experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, majority of the management is very understanding of home needs, especially when you are traveling. You get just about the same consulting perks as anywhere else, but you don't have to cram yourself into the "allotted" per-diem that most firms have. This translates into a lot of nice meals ... the only problem is that you need to exercise to keep the weight off. Overall the work is great and the clients are fantastic. You tend get exposure to a wide variety of industries and in very unique situations. Most of the work is very detail oriented and you have to be able to back up your work product with actual facts. This is definitely not your out of the box solution consulting firm.

    Cons

    Travel can get tiring at times and the days can be long, but that's with most consulting firms. There is a slight disconnect between some of the individual practices within the firm that could be better put to use.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cognizant of people's career goals and where they want to end up. There is a shortage of middle level directors and senior directors, these individuals should be able to have job's pushed down to them to manage on a day-to-day basis to free up the SMD's schedules so that way they could acquire more business.


  9. "Senior tax consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good work and life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing much to say. Pretty good company to work for.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Extremely intelligent employees, intellectually stimulating, dealing with clients at the highest level.

    Cons

    Long hours. Demanding environment. Best for veteran professionals with extensive sector expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your marketing. The external FTI brand is nowhere as good as the company deserves.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training. Occasionally interesting work. Cohort of colleagues were very warm and welcoming.

    Cons

    An average frustrating job. Quality of management generally poor. Work-life balance limited, with little scope for improvement in future.

    Advice to Management

    akes more than just paying competitive wages for an employer to show that it values its employees. The most effective strategy for companies to value workers include valuing them as people.


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