FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
198 Reviews
3.2
198 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 13 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)

  • The senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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.  

    Great people, interesting work, pay was average

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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
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    When law firms need financial records, they need people like us to go through databases and hard copies and compile them

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, quarterly bonus based on billable hours in excess of targets, solid technology skill set, larger than average annual salary increase, large variety of projects

    Cons

    Little grad school assistance is offered. Lots of redundant work sometimes stretching several days doing the same thing. Boring office environment. Very little work culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more formal training and 1 on 1 teaching/mentoring. There are other activities that should result in bonuses other than just Billable hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Value young employees; a lot of interseting work

    Cons

    No cross-sector work. You stay in the group you are in and have minimal authority on what projects you eventually get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate young level employees if you want them to stay at the firm. Provide incentives for work across groups.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Not bad, but not great

    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at FTI Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Respected in the industry, good benefits, work along side very smart colleagues, cordial office environment, opportunity to advance if that is what you are seeking.

    Cons

    Low compensation compared to similar firms, corporate culture is not clear, not much communication from management, bad work life balance

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