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FTI Consulting Washington DC Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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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 (1)

    "Trending in the right direction"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Citizen"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Citizen in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Corporate Citizen in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company has great benefits depending upon where you fit within the organization.

    Cons

    The company headquarters being located in Washington DC actually creates a greater than average government-mindset. The politics are worse than in most companies but any mature-minded person can navigate them quite easily. Most younger careered individuals may find the environment rather challenging to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Management and Leadership are not necessarily congruent. There are many managers within this company but very few leaders. Because of this, there is nothing I am willing to share with the management because of concerns it would fall upon deaf ears.


  3. "Don't waste you r time at a dead end job here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upper management is almost never around

    Cons

    Middle management is left to do what ever they want and it is far from ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being individual contributors; I am sure you are probably better at that.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and very collaborative environment with a myriad of different projects to work on. The work is challenging and improves technical and institutional acumen that serves as a strong fundamental base for any career

    Cons

    There is a noticeable disconnect between consultants and directors in terms of knowledge sharing regarding project details and overall practice development


  5. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at FTI Consulting as an intern

    Pros

    Good mentoring opportunities, youthful and talented colleagues, exciting work, fast-paced work environment.

    Cons

    Make sure to ask about clear expectations


  6. "Senior Consultant"

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    • 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,


  7. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are on good projects and produce results, it is easy to make the billable hours requirements

    Cons

    It took them until 2014 to start a Women's network. It is very much an old boys network.


  8. "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Healthcare Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Healthcare Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, flexibility with ideas for providing client deliverables, and consistent communications regarding project expectations

    Cons

    Poor mentorship
    Non existent on boarding for new employees (health solutions)

    Advice to Management

    Train new directors longer


  9. "Great environment, great people, good location"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTI Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, with very welcoming, trusting employees.

    Cons

    Difficult to say as I was only there for a short period. Also, my job title would not be a perspective that could be considered a fair reflection.


  10. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; senior management listens to all levels of employees

    Cons

    Challenging clients/deadlines as with any consulting firm; average benefits


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