FTI Consulting

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FTI Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.1 177 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

FTI Consulting President & CEO Steven H. Gunby

Steven H. Gunby

(2 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance in the unit I working (in 10 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 21 reviews)

  • The senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them (in 10 reviews)

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    A lot of travel and little pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Prosfree soft drinks in the lunch room

    ConsThe senior management team does not care about the career deveopement of their staff, nor do they seek to train them

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    Flexible work schedule, but corporate politics prevail.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule; salary paid on time
    The employees who worked on other projects were very friendly.

    ConsMy supervisor suffered from a Napoleon complex. He praised the subordinates who lacked the qualifications, prior work experience and motivation necessary to perform the job because they did not pose a threat to him, while attacking and degrading the subordinates who excelled and went above and beyond duty to get the job done. He also lacked professional experience in the relevant field and, consequently, was very insecure. However, since he was hired at the onset of the project, he was promoted to a supervisory position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the employees who consistently produce high-quality results. Do not promote employees solely on the basis of the number of years they have been working at FTI or their relationship with senior managers. Bottom line: Performance is more important than corporate politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Office set up and P&L responsibilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCollegiate, Flat, Some Very Good People

    ConsUS centric, unable to look beyond developed markets

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook beyond the US

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good place to work and grow, but underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsI work in Technology and 95% of the people are incredibly smart and driven. You learn a lot from an incredibly talented group of people (wish they did a better job of making them want to stay). There are only a very small handful of duds. You can work from home in this department which is fantastic as you can travel and not take PTO (this is a double edged sword because you're available to work pretty much anywhere). They have offices in almost every major city and there are opportunities to travel if you ask. If you prefer not to travel, there's no pressure to do so.
    Culture is pretty good, people are very nice and will go out of their way to help you learn. But there is not much camaraderie once you leave the office.
    There is an emphasis to take PTO and enjoy it while you're out. However, it can be hard to manage a "good" time to take it.
    Promotion structure is a pro and con. The pro is that there aren't limited amount of upper management positions. If you deserve to be promoted, you don't need to wait for a position to be vacated.

    ConsPromotion Cons: they emphasize 2 year minimum between promotions, but that leaves you with no incentive to work hard in a non-promotion year. Very few get promoted early, and usually FTI promotes 1 year later than it should. You have to do the work of a level higher for a year before they promote you to that level. Promotion cycles leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
    Pay is below average, especially for NYC. Raises are very small, pay bumps for promotions is very underwhelming, and annual bonus is very little compared to other companies - and I've received great reviews for my level. Depending on the project, work life balance can be very difficult. You never know what time work will end and working on weekends (for a handful of hours) is pretty standard. You will constantly be on your blackberry at all hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruitment is top notch, do a better job retaining that talent. Seen way too many incredibly smart and driven people leave because they are mismanaged and underpaid. Put together a better compensation package and raise structure to make people want to stay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dynamic company.

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsLots of exposure to diverse industries.

    ConsSimilar to other consulting firms in which hours could be unpredictable at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing - management is doing great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very political organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is really not much positive as a place to work and establish a long term employment

    ConsThere are so many narcist with little to no respect for others. Management is so focused on internal politics rather than getting the work done. Their technology practice wants to make a product and turn the practice into a product company. They will never achieve that with the current leadership with too much lawyer mentality. They only know the legal business and how to charge more hours to the clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopeless

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internship experience

    Forensic and Litigation Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsThe largest pro is the salary. Second is the training opportunities, if you take advantage of them.

    ConsThe HR department is extremely unorganized. There are many days when you might not talk to any other member of your team because you are just doing a long list of busy-work tasks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBut more effort into nurturing interns during the process. Even if you don't think you will hire this person in the long run, they most likely come from a good school and will go on to have a good job and you don't want them telling everyone not to intern/work there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved it, hated it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood benefits; good colleagues; good pay.

    ConsHR truly looks out for company not employee. No opportunity to any kind of growth for the administrative staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at how your senior manager directors are treating those that they are leading.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Contract Attorney (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsVery accommodating and respectful management. Reasonable performance expectations. Above average pay.

    ConsProjects can end at a moment's notice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart and interesting coworkers and assignments, but a little all-consuming.

    Consultant (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsSmart co-workers, good assignments, travel opportunities, good learning opportunities, and good senior management.

    ConsPoor work-life balance, compensation isn't great, and little communication across upper and mid-management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstitute 360 degree reviews otherwise it's difficult to evaluate how effectively mid-level management is managing consultants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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