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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby
Steven H. Gunby
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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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  1. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great network of offices and the people are of a high caliber.

    Cons

    Team structures may be slightly top heavy in some instances.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Corporate finance restructuring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Varied work, lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Clique, training on the job, travel, seniority

  3. Helpful (3)

    Could have been a great place to have a career

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Good place to learn at start of career, plenty of opportunities
    - Very intelligent group of people
    - Great peer group

    Cons

    - Lack of personal development opportunities after a few years
    - Cliques, promotion based on friendships and backrubbing
    - SMDs/Partners do not care about practice development, staff or training; it's all about the P&L
    - Undercurrent of sexism and macho-attitude

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. You get the top young graduates, help them help you.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Poor Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in London, England
    Former Employee - Middle Management in London, England

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Invest in people and develop a positive culture

  6. Excellent and professional organisation

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    large , full service business with professionals at the top of their game in each segment

    Cons

    No proper incentivisation and cross cultures per jurisdiction

  7. Good stepping stone for a next job

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great diversity of work, lot of responsibility early in career

    Cons

    Very little to no coaching, personal development, training

  8. Helpful (2)

    Very disappointed so far...

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

  9. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing Experience

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not widely known name, differences in culture between departments

  11. Helpful (1)

    Very Hard Year

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Annapolis, MD (US)

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly good people that want to help.

    Cons

    No Work-Life Balance
    Upper-management does not listen to those belo them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking your own kool-aid and refocus on the poeple, not just the bottom dollar.

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