FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
201 Reviews
3.3
201 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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15 Ratings

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 24 reviews)

  • long hours and work load distribution among different teams is unacceptable to some (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, free snacks, great work and life balance, convenient location

    Cons

    Not widely known name, differences in culture between departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good stepping stone for a next job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great diversity of work, lot of responsibility early in career

    Cons

    Very little to no coaching, personal development, training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very disappointed so far...

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

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

    Pros

    1. Working with a number of great people, some have become dear friends.

    2. Refreshments on tap!

    3. Office is suitably located for high profile clients

    Cons

    1. Heavy clique-based atmosphere, and sadly senior management uses it as a basis for deciding promotions/bonuses rather than talent - if you're not in a favourable circle, you're opportunities are limited.

    2. HR are more concerned with protecting the company than the challenges that are faced by its employees. They can not be relied upon for support and often sensitive info "leaks", making an uncomfortable working atmosphere.

    3. Unclear promotion path can sometimes generate "dog eat dog" behaviour from colleagues. Again, if you're in a favourable circle, this conduct is overlooked.

    4. Very little budget for training, colleagues have funded their own courses which they take in their own time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See beyond your favourites, communicate and invest in all your staff. The sense of belonging and being part of a team rather than just a worker will keep people there!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Disappointing Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Functions in London, England
    Former Employee - Support Functions in London, England

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

    Pros

    Working with really bright people who want to do well for their clients. Individual teams work well together. Nice office, well located with good extras- stocked kitchen, help yourself drinks etc.

    Cons

    Highly silo'd mentality; individual business units so hard to understand where the company is going. Doesn't feel like the European business is going anywhere. Poor quality senior management; individually they are bright and inspiring experts in what they do but actual leadership is really poor.
    A lot of demotivated people in the heart of the business that can mean the mood can be flat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join up the company. Open up your senior leadership 'club'.
    Treat people in the heart of the business better; more recognition and involvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience, good culture, people willing to help you grow and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at FTI Consulting as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Good work/life balance
    -Great opportunity to know people in your team

    Cons

    Not sure since I only stayed for one month but one con would be you only get to know people in your division

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a greta experience

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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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great. I really liked the people who worked in my group. They were very helpful and spent time making sure you got adjusted.

    Cons

    The HR feedback was very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of the company is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, interesting work, pay was average

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with. People were friendly and smart. The work was interesting for the most part, and office was a nice place to work

    Cons

    Compensation was just average compared to the value you provide. The hours were kinda long as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward high performers better to retain better talent. Also, listen to your employees. If you have employees who want to travel, staff those people on the travel engagements vs people who are sick of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly culture, interesting projects, good work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - , Health Solutions in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - , Health Solutions in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at FTI Consulting as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great investment into training interns and new hires, great learning experiences. Great firm culture and atmosphere; everyone is very supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    At the lower levels, not as much exposure to client-facing work. Sometimes, work can be a little repetitive. Because of the friendly nature of the people, I didn't receive as much constructive criticism as I would have liked to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Investment banking hours, public service pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate/Assistant Vice President Level in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate/Assistant Vice President Level in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked in the communications group which is very different from the economic consulting group. There are SOME smart people, experience depends on which team you are working for and your respective bosses. You get exposure to different clients and scenarios which is good. It's probably a good place to start off at at the beginning of your career. Do a few years and then move on.

    Cons

    There is a sense of chaos in the day to day account management. Teams are slow to recognize talent and poorly promote/compensate the brightest and the best. The long hours pulled throughout the year (and I mean long) are quickly forgotten about during the March/April comp season. For this reason there tends to be a high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits but not fair. New employees get 4 weeks of PTO, 5 weeks after two years.

    Cons

    Small corporate department, openings are rare and new opportunities tend to be filled from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to promote and retain talent more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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