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It was a great place to learn, for a while

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Former Employee - Director  in  Boston, MA (US)
Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA (US)

I worked at FTI Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

As a member of the Strategic Communications practice, I got to interact with and advise the executive leadership of public companies, which was a phenomenal experience. I learned a lot about what motivates corporate decisions, and the advantages/drawbacks/pitfalls of being a CEO. I also learned the value of good communication in any business.

Cons

The company is very large and operates like most large companies. You have to create your own path, there's very little in the way of mentorship or career development in FTI. I was a high-performing employee on the radar's of most managers, and it didn't make a difference. It was frustrating to be surrounded by so many talented individuals and not be able to learn as much from them as they wanted. Also, the pace of change within the organization was glacial.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire a true change management firm to come in and develop a strategy by which to align employees around corporate objectives. "Every business development strategy" is not a viable business strategy, and people simply weren't incentivized enough to accomplish what you asked of them. It also alienates younger talent. FTI must decide if they view their people as a means of replaceable production, or competitive sustainability.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for FTI Consulting

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work, advancement blocked by more senior professionals

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Director  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Most of the people here are very smart and hard working
    - Pay is solid and on par with industry

    Cons

    - Senior leaders are very narrow minded and will not allow people below them any flexibility to try new initiatives
    - Bonus is driven way too much on utilization, which provides no incentive to do good work and only bill hours
    - Don't do anything to retain talented employees, a lot of which leave within 1-2 years of joining the firm
    - No integration of culture from the plethora of acquisitions over the last 5 years
    - No strategic vision or leadership from practice leaders or senior management - increasing bill rates and hiring more people is not a sustainable growth strategy. Also no transparency or communication from same leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to provide more communication and transparency, as well as develop a legitimate strategy and actions to achieve the end goal. Just stating the end goal without any implementation is useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at FTI Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Forward thinking, recognize employee talents and use them in the most effective way, creative problem solvers, FTI takes care of its clients

    Cons

    None come to mind for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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