FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
205 Reviews
3.2
205 Reviews
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
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16 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 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.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Capital Markets Investor Research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Flexible schedule, Colleagues, Remote access

    Cons

    Demanding hours, compensation, culture, non-collaborative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Corporate Finance Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall good experience. Work directly under MDs on projects. Will put you on the road for certain cases. Learned a lot about the lifestyle and nature of consulting from traveling and working directly with clients. Good pay.

    Cons

    If business is slow, work can be extremely boring. In addition, large learning curve to a lot of the work you will be doing, and not much training, even if you are a finance person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good company

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Great opportunity to learn from experts in various topics. Room to advance through the corporate ladder. Typically entails challenging projects. Good compensation. Semi-flexible with schedule depending on the project. Annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Long hours prohibit a good work/life balance. Sometimes very stressful. Some of the health insurance benefits could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    It was a greta experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    Consultant

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent rate for the work I do. Long project. Convenient, new offices. Some snacks, tea, coffee and milk provided

    Cons

    Bosses treat people at different levels differently. The non-stars get bad treatment. You can tell by the treatment what level you are. The direct boss is a passive aggressive snake, capable of any kind of low behavior, would rather complain to higher ups than talk to employees directly, would make you wait for things to get back at you. The snacks were wonderful at the beginning, now the feeling is that the crappiest least popular snacks are being ordered (don't get me wrong I appreciate what they provide, but why go from decent snacks to crap?). I think the popular snacks stopped being ordered because the people quickly emptied the supply, now the snacks remain. If I had another long lasting opportunity with the same pay, I would leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat people like crap, even the lower level employees need decent treatment. Also, stop with the passive aggressive behavior. Teach direct managers how to manage well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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