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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "Consultant Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great management and working environment; people are excellent to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in company; work not always available.


  2. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "An Old Boys Club... Still"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I've met some great people. I can also meet great people at other jobs, I'm sure.

    Cons

    I read reviews that FTI was an "Old Boys Club" before joining, but was hopeful that it had changed since the review was written. It really hasn't, unfortunately. The politics are similar to what you'd find in a big firm, but worse because it is a smaller pool.

    I also know for a fact that some HR concerns were completely ignored or swept under the rug.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people in the Boston office, could not have asked for a better group with which to start a career.

    Cons

    Unsteady work flow - necessitates constantly scrounging for work and establishing multiple relationships with those who are selling consulting work in order to meet chargeability targets.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a few more senior people who are really "rain makers", and are capable of generating a book of business to keep the more junior staff consistently busy.


  6. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Smart and overall friendly people, challenging work, good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, little communication from management, less pay compared to industry average


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Very interesting/important engagements working with Fortune 100 companies. Acquired lots of skills that flowed through to future positions. You get to work and learn from some very smart people.

    Cons

    Long work hours, bureaucratic advancement. Pretty niche space that does't translate into future interviews for more general positions. Pay could be better based on engagement revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Place more emphasis on retaining talent. At times felt like lower and middle level staff were dispensable. Salaries and bonuses aren't on par with other consulting firms.


  8. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting projects and evolving work, nothing stays the same

    Cons

    Work/life balance is tought due to client demands


  9. "Sr. Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Multiple groups with high profile clientele, several talented professionals at the manager and senior manager level. Good opportunity for practical finance experience

    Cons

    Very disjointed training opportunities. Work can ebb and flow, and when there is no deal activity, staff is often left in the dark.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that employees are given ample opportunities to develop, particularly when the client work hits the inevitable pause.


  10. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work atmosphere
    Cutting Edge Technology
    Microsoft Premiere Support
    Many Tools needed to do your job better are supplied
    Free Drinks, Snacks

    Cons

    Most of the time you are on your own in projects and have to figure things out on the fly
    Direction of projects change at a moments notice
    Not a lot of upward movement within the company



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