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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
Updated 28 February 2015
226 Reviews
3.4
226 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 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.  

    Excellent and professional organisation

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

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Poor Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in London, England
    Former Employee - Middle Management in London, England

    I worked at FTI Consulting

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and develop a positive culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good stepping stone for a next job

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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 a 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  8.  

    Overall a nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney
    Current Employee - Contract Attorney

    I have been working at FTI Consulting

    Pros

    Nice place to work, flexible and the project managers are great, and make an effort to keep the contract employees engaged continuously on projects

    Cons

    No benefits and not many paid holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If contract employees are bound by the same rules as full time employees and required to be in the office "core hours" then we should have access to an optional healthcare plan. Also for people who have been there a year or more they shouldn't have to work the day before a holiday to get the holiday pay, and we should have the same paid holidays we had with our staffing agencies (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day). Instead of only 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Experience varies by segment, but impressive people all around

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    I feel like my coworkers are sharp and educated. Compensation is pretty good. They have also been mindful of my young kids in determining travel schedules. My particular segment is definitely growing.

    Cons

    None bad enough to mention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue efforts at cross-pollination of segments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place

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

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

    Pros

    Work with amazing people, challenging engagements, make things happen for clients

    Cons

    Could have more support, compensation plans could be stronger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place that's growing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Generalist in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Generalist in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at FTI Consulting part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You come across a wide variety of people with different backgrounds and skillsets.

    Cons

    Don't have any at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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