FTI Consulting Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Financial Communications Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Sent off CV and Covering Letter, then had a telephone interview, was personal questions mainly nothing difficult, few questions about the company, who their competitors are. lasted 30 minutes, got told I had a 2 week position within the week

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, just read up on the company and have some 'give me a time when you...' prepared, make them a bit interesting and show that you took ownership of a task   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    FTI Communications Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    applied through company website, two rounds: phone interview followed by Assessment Day including two one-to-one interview, writing exercise, group discussion and role play.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Economic and Financial Consultant, London Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at FTI Consulting in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    After submitting CV and Cover Letter I was invited to a 'first assessment day' - I am yet to find out if I'm through to the second.
    First Day assessment Centre:
    -A numerical test that is designed by them - not like GMAT format. 26 questions in 30 minutes that were difficult! Just try to be as fast as possible - the best ability to have due to time restrictions is ability to estimate effectively.
    -A verbal reasoning test that is very much the same as GMAT format.
    -A Group Exercise about introducing a lottery operator to a highly developed country. You are certainly guided through this and your group will consist of three people. The best advice is - start crunching the figures and numbers from the beginning. First you are given facts and figures about the cities of this country and chances of a lottery&advertising figures - why the government would want to introduce a lottery etc. You are asked to give the three main objectives you would have for an operator before you are given the figures of a hypothetical operator and you have to present in 5 minutes why you think this operator is best.
    -Written test: Had to summarise 2 pages on cigarettes becoming a form of currency in PoWs.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Interview Details

    First Round - math and verbal test, group case study, networking lunch

    The case study was not easy and took a lot of collaboration. In the end, what mattered most was being concise and communicating information effectively.

    Second round: writing exercise, 2 1-1 interviews

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Economic Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at FTI Consulting in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Started off with numerical and verbal reasoning, no calculator allowed. Followed by a group exercise/ role play where you analyse a case study and suggest solutions for the client. The company tend to look for economic analysis and some calculation, similar to project management. Knowledge in Corporate Finance could help.

    Interview Questions
    • We were given a case that the client wanted to start a plan and had a few investment options available. You need to do an extensive calculation and determine which plan is the most profitable meanwhile satisfying some other social limitations.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was with a group of 7 other interviewees. First we had a group discussion/case study. I think at this stage they are looking to see if you can work in a group. Then was a numerical/logical reasoning test and then a verbal reasoning test. These are pretty tough and time pressured but if you enjoy problem solving then you should be fine. The second round interview consisted of a written case study. Mine had to do with valuation. It is quite quantitative. Then I had a 1:1 interview with a senior consultant. It was pretty competency based. The final interview was with another senior consultant. This last interview was pretty tough and contained two mini case studies. Interviews probably depend on what expertise your interviewer might have. There were also a lot of questions about past education/work experiences. Know your cv well and know exactly what the company does and what your position will be. Understand the notion of PDV. Since their acquisition of LECG they still have to sort out their interview process as they've incorporated aspects of each firms' interview process.

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    • How would you decide the level of a congestion charge?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at FTI Consulting in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviews were more relaxed than I had anticipated and I was not expected to have a great deal of knowledge about the industry. The focus was more on being able to work through problems and communicate solutions.

    Aside from the interview, there was a writing exercise, a maths test, and a case study exercise which were all challenging but approachable. Don't worry too much about learning the technicalities of the industry, just make sure you turn up switched on and prepared to think.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk me through something you're studying at university.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Forensic Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at FTI Consulting in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    General discussion about my background and what I was looking for in a new position. FTI weren't currently hiring at the time. Very friendly and open/honest interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at FTI Consulting in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    We had dinner with several people including other candidates the night before the interview. Everyone was either a marathon runner or a JMU graduate or both. They talked a mainly about past college football games. During the interview I was led around by one person to different offices. I met with 3 people total. The managers (2) asked more analytical questions about past work and how I would handle certain data situations while the partner (1) asked more personality questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given a question on how to deal with outlier observations in a categorical dataset. The interviewer was very stoic when asking questions. My answer was to flag it and follow up with the source to check the integrity of the data. But I think it would've been better to elaborate more.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at FTI Consulting in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Three stages. First screening by recruiter then interviewed by project manager then have to go to their office for in person registration (criminal background check and work history basically). No discussion of specifics during screening (rate of pay, hours, if there is OT); project managers provide details. This company previously used staffing agencies and is now doing the hiring directly so they have recruiters out in CA doing the screening for the project managers.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions for this type of work; but did ask about "how" skills were acquired.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted another offer before FTI made me an offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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