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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. "Great Place to Grow and Develop"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal team-oriented environment.
    Great culture, especially in the Construction Solutions practice. A great group of people who enjoy exchanging ideas and knowledge.
    Supportive environment that supports personal and professional growth.
    Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Management can get too focused on bringing outside talent rather than developing the existing talent pool.
    Compensation and benefits are not bad, but could be a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage out-of-the-box thinking and innovation in your employees.
    Focus resources on developing and properly compensating existing talent rather than pursuing outside talent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "European Tax Advisory"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small team
    Nice modern offices - but dull and grey

    Cons

    Junior members of the team left idle due to poor over recruitment and reluctance for senior members to spend time training graduates.
    Not a good place to join as a graduate if strong exposure and experience is desired.
    Strong focus on boosting bottom line profit rather than focusing on staff development and training.

  3. "Good Benefits, Terrible Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus structure
    Good at helping employees structure goals
    Lots of access to courses and training

    Cons

    Terrible culture - particularly in Construction Solutions.
    Very competitive - management basically encourages employees to cross other employees in order to get ahead
    Expected to be available at all hours and cancel all plans if necessary (I was once instructed to cancel a flight to work over the weekend).

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and less about pure profit.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Trending in the right direction"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a company that values ideas and hard work. If you're looking for a place to make an impact and grow professionally then FTI is going to be a good fit for you. This company is actively trying to invest in their people and will find its way to success very soon.

    Cons

    Benefits package is status quo.

    Advice to Management

    FTI occupies a unique space in the professional services industry. Own that fact and keep doing things in your own way. Find that niche thing that makes you unique and run with it. Take benefits for instance: You don't have to offer the best benefits package across the board but if you make one aspect of your benefits better than your competitors then you'll have a significant advantage.


  5. "Competitive, but you'll learn a lot."

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

    Pros

    Established company and well-recognized brand.

    Cons

    Politics of a large organization.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Run away, fast!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was close to home. Some of my peers were cool to work with.

    Cons

    The politics of corporate are absolutely the worst I have ever seen. The watering contests between directors always flowed downhill if you know what I mean. The salary draws you in but it's not worth it by a long shot.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up the directors, hire competent management


  7. "Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with. Lots of opportunity for interesting projects. There can be growth in the company pending on what work you do. Our segment is well organized. PTO and benefits are good!

    Cons

    Work load is highly dynamic, where it's either too slow or overly stressful. With that, Work-life balance can be variable. In most cases, I end up working on PTO and always checking emails. Sometimes you feel overworked and underappreciated. High turnover rate for younger (upcoming) consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Some people are good supervisors and great to work with, where others are not willing (or able) to take on that task. Be sure mentors and people with management power are willing to step up to be available to consultant level employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Beware"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Working remotely is an option
    Lots of food
    I have to have a 20 word minimum and cannot say anything else so, there you go.

    Cons

    No development
    No reasonable goal plan followed
    The worst HR I've ever seen, ever
    You lose your soul

    Advice to Management

    Actually hire managers that develop their people and are talented with client relations. Work on rentention and make better cultural incentives, not just cash.


  9. "Senior Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment; work life balance;

    Cons

    siloed mentality; little collaboration across teams/departments; little external training


  10. "Strategic comms"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great team, international experience and perfect location

    Cons

    salaries differ even for the same levels of expertise.


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