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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
Updated 28 February 2015
226 Reviews
3.4
226 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Better pay than the Big 4, good work-life balance, opportunities for career progression (in 14 reviews)

  • You learn a lot from an incredibly talented group of people (wish they did a better job of making them want to stay) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Little professional development beyond informal day-to-day management; little work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • long hours and work load distribution among different teams is unacceptable to some (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Office set up and P&L responsibilities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Collegiate, Flat, Some Very Good People

    Cons

    US centric, unable to look beyond developed markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Nice place to work, flexible and the project managers are great, and make an effort to keep the contract employees engaged continuously on projects

    Cons

    No benefits and not many paid holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If contract employees are bound by the same rules as full time employees and required to be in the office "core hours" then we should have access to an optional healthcare plan. Also for people who have been there a year or more they shouldn't have to work the day before a holiday to get the holiday pay, and we should have the same paid holidays we had with our staffing agencies (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day). Instead of only 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Work with amazing people, challenging engagements, make things happen for clients

    Cons

    Could have more support, compensation plans could be stronger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Experience varies by segment, but impressive people all around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    I feel like my coworkers are sharp and educated. Compensation is pretty good. They have also been mindful of my young kids in determining travel schedules. My particular segment is definitely growing.

    Cons

    None bad enough to mention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue efforts at cross-pollination of segments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place that's growing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Generalist in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Generalist in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at FTI Consulting part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You come across a wide variety of people with different backgrounds and skillsets.

    Cons

    Don't have any at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good experience for an internship and for starting out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    good leadership although small size, but everyone works together well and the company culture is decent enough compared to other firms i have worked at

    Cons

    not many cons but perhaps small size? department wise though, so perhaps with expansion plans this can change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more focus on employee training would be a boon, but generally management is decent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    The model of the firm is similar to the partner/associate model in a law firm; much of the day to day will depend on your manager. This tends to result in a entrepreneurial atmosphere in the firm, in my experience. So far I've enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    Good/bad here. I think it really depends on your personality. If you are someone who needs to plan every single day the same way, this is not the place for you. Every day is different. I enjoy the excitement but sometimes that makes planing my personal life a bit of a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the entrepreneurial spirit! The positivity is infectious, in a good way. One minor sidebar: there is an opportunity for efficiency in terms of our portfolio of employee/internal software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Gained good experience, helpful for my next position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are very nice. Most are competent, and willing to assist when needed. Great vacation package, and good bonuses (if you are eligible).

    Cons

    Very limited promotional opportunities. If you are fortunate, you will be in the select group of those who continue to move up the ladder. Most of the truly dedicated employees are ignored, and the talented ones leave within three years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the new C-suite group, listen to the employees who are actually doing the work. Management will cover themselves; take the information in their "paper trails" with a grain of salt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Quality of engagements is reasonable
    FTI punches above its weight in Corporate Finance given the non big-4 brand name
    Some ambitious and high performing people at mid management levels -> however there are also too any average performers
    Compensation is decent

    Cons

    Culture is non existent/ poor -> this is the root of all other cons
    Limited desire by senior management to invest in and develop talent
    Short termist view around projects -> just get the job done and collect the fee and move on
    Lack of honest feedback around performance and career development
    No consideration given to people wanting to have a life outside of work -> yes there is an expectation of long hours, but some empathy/flexibility would be helpful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and develop a positive culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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