FTI Consulting
3.2 of 5 160 reviews
www.fticonsulting.com Annapolis, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014
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68% Approve of the CEO

FTI Consulting President, CEO, and Director Jack B. Dunn IV

Jack B. Dunn IV

(75 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The management is very understanding of the work/life balance as well"
    in 9 reviews
  • "A good place to learn some new skills"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "It's also possible to get stuck doing a ton of work such that work-life balance suffers"
    in 15 reviews
  • "The senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them"
    in 9 reviews
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Entrepreneurial environment and very interesting work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInnovative and dynamic, good benefits

Consoffice culture needs warming up and team oriented

Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership should communicate more with employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was great. I learned alot.

SQL Data Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at FTI Consulting as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsTeam Members were supportive. I got chance to learn new skills and implement my knowledge.

ConsI didn't find any cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great clients, poor management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFTI pays well (base + bonus) and its offices are generally very nice - although very different from location to location. Great assignments / client opportunities. Matrix organization based on practice and industry provides good opportunities for intra-company networking.

ConsPoor relocation assistance. Inconsistent recruitment and promotion across geographies. Little professional development beyond informal day-to-day management; little work-life balance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Depends on what you are looking for...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPays well; good benefits; longevity of position if you work hard, are dedicated and committed; promotes within; there are some good people who work for the company, for the most part.

ConsRigid corporate environment; "old boys club" mentality; work/life balance practices need improvement; office politics make the environment toxic.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove and "freshen up" the culture to make working at FTI a more pleasant and appealing experience for its employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to start a career and develop, while working on some interesting projects with talented employees.

Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsThe firm offers opportunities to work on an array of interesting and challenging projects with some very smart individuals. It's a great place to learn and develop your computer skills (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint), analytical skills and attention to detail.

ConsThe work flow can be inconsistent, and the projects that you get staffed on are largely a function of the relationships that you develop within the firm. You have to be proactive and capable of working independently if you are going to thrive in the environment. There is little to no training, which is an area that could use improvement. As such, the employee learning experience is driven primarily by project load.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the training programs and educational offerings for employees. Be more transparent about pending projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked for 3 years as junior and senior consultant

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent Managing Team, Top clients and great experience

ConsDisorganized teams, lacking in HR, regular salaries, very competitive, dont value keeping employees with the company

Advice to Senior Managementincrease office culture, improve trainings for new employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unless you're a part of the clique, you're out of luck

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInteresting work and good opportunity to work with great clients.

ConsSince the economy has become so competitive, the culture at the firm has become very cut throat. The question that's asked by everyone, especially the SMDs, is "What have you done for me lately?" Everyone says it's a teamwork oriented environment, but the notion of teaming or sharing is a joke. Folks here protect contacts, protect clients, and don't practice cross sharing or cross selling. Lots of great talent not being nurtured, and incompetent folks getting promoted. Management also lacks the ability to communicate any news effectively.

Advice to Senior ManagementRead all the "Con" reviews on Glassdoor carefully. They are definitely sending a consistent message to management: no transparency, incompetent SMDs, short term gains at the expense of long term vision, lip service on teaming, old boys network, poor pay, bad benefits... These are all true.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work and grow

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMostly good colleagues and working environment

ConsCompensation and work/life balance, at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Growth opportunities as well as clique mentality are abound

Director (Former Employee)

I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are opportunities to contribute towards a growing consulting firm. Employees did not have to deal with time consuming compliance matters that are expected in some of the big 4 firms.

ConsPreferential treatment exist and can be apparent. Expectations and guidelines to succeeding at your tasks are not completely clear. New employees should be mindful and should build relationship quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time on the ground or with project team.

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Culture is lacking, pay is lower than industry

Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere is lots of Opportunities for travel, high profile clients and cases, a variety of type of work.

ConsToo bureaucratic, unnecessarily long review process, management is out of touch, long hours, pay is low compared to industry

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to employee needs in order to retain people.

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