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E-Discovery Team Lead Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at FTI Consulting in August 2014.
Interview Details I received a response from the Recruiting team about 15 minutes after I applied for the position. I had a telephone interview that same day. She seemed helpful and honest and truly enjoyed speaking with her. Then a week later, I had a phone interview with a Director- who was also very honest and straightforward. Unfortunately, I wasn't a right fit for the position and she let me know.
Interview Question – What is the most difficult thing about managing? Answer Question
Senior Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at FTI Consulting in January 2014.
Interview Details Initial interview with MD of GRIP after being put in touch with a recruiter. In-person interview was fairly informal, straight-forward and altogether fairly easy. Seemed like more of an assessment of my interest and dedication to the industry as opposed to competency (my CV more or less speaks for itself in terms of experience).
Second interview was scheduled shortly thereafter with 3 additional MDs. This interview as well was fairly simple, with the only added layer of difficulty being that it was a 3on1 interview. There was also a Chinese language component (due to this position being in greater China).
Topics covered include anti-corruption compliance, enhanced due diligence, fraud investigations, etc.
Senior Director Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting.
Interview Details Saw an online ad, sent in my resume and had an initial phone interview with HR that lasted about 15 minutes. Was scheduled to have another phone interview with the principals but that was changed to an in person interview with both the managing director and the senior managing director. The discussion with the managing director was straight forward, no real challenging/difficult questions. I had to wait about 45 minutes for the discussion with the senior managing director, even though I was told it would be only 5-10 minutes. No real challenging questions during this discussion either.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. Asked about experience related to crisis communications, communications plan, coalition work and experience working with clients. Answer Question
Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting.
Interview Details I initially met with consultants and senior consultants, then with directors and MDs, and finally with the SMDs of the groups I'd potentially be joining. Then more SMDs wanted to meet with me. Lots of interviews.
Interview Question – They asked me a lot about projects I'd worked on at previous jobs, even though the projects were several years back and I had been very junior level and only peripherally involved, and for a very short time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They were absolute snakes - they told me I'd be brought in as an experienced hire, but bumped me to 1st year consultant. They axed first year consultant bonuses and the employee stock purchase plan after I began, even though the company was having a record year. Greedy, old-school accountants who think it's okay to treat people that way just because they were treated that way.
Senior Director Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in March 2012.
Interview Details The interview process was actually very pleasant. It started with a couple of phone calls in which I was invited to do most of the talking. There's a lot of focus on the candidate's background and not quite as much about the company's day-to-day operations as I would have liked to have seen. Once I got there, I can kind of see why they didn't have a lot to say. You are very much on your own with no training.
Interview Question – How to you value a corporation? This one is so open ended, I had a hard time encapsulating the right answer given the narrow focus of the financial job I was applying for at the time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None.
Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in February 2014.
Interview Details I applied through the online portal, I then got called by an HR to schedule an onsite interview,
The first round was conducted by two managing directors, it was pretty easy going through CV,
career aspirations, knowledge of e-discovery
The second round was pretty much an extended version of the first one, nothing
to worry about.
Interview Question – Tell me how your friends would describe you in a bar Answer Question
Economic Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in January 2014.
Interview Details emailed CV to HR. 3 stage interview process. 1st with one member of the team. 2nd with two members of the team. 3rd with two members of the team. 2nd interview also included a psychometric interview.
Interview Question – What is your weakness Answer Question
Foreign Legal Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in January 2014.
Interview Details Brief phone interview then brought in for an interview with 5 people. Originally set with 5 kind of higher up people, but 3 cancelled last minute and sent in random underlings to interview me. They did answer questions I had, but seemed more interested in talking about themselves than finding out if I would be a good fit. I feel like I didn't get the chance to tell them why I would be a good fit because I did not interrupt them.
Interview Question – Had to take a half an hour quiz on a computer. It was like reliving the LSATs. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at FTI Consulting in March 2014.
Interview Details Came across the job posting via my university's recruiting website. Applied online and was emailed back about a week later regarding an on campus interview. Interviewed with 2 recruiters at the same time. Both seemed like very friendly and intelligent people.
Interview Question – What do you think of xxx's company's business model? Answer Question
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