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What does FTI Consulting do?
FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm that provides multidisciplinary solutions to complex challenges and opportunities. Our focus is protecting and enhancing enterprise value for our clients who are facing critical, time-sensitive issues. Our five practices each represent the right level of knowledge, expertise, talent and resources to assist clients.

What differentiates FTI Consulting from its competitors?
FTI Consulting is one of the fastest growing firms in the industry. Revenues have grown from $427 million in 2004 to $1.56 billion in 2011, representing a 12 percent year-over-year growth.  This goal has been achieved through a mix of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The firm’s footprint now covers 24 countries across all six inhabited continents. The result of this significant growth is that our employees have unparalleled opportunities to grow with our company.

The FTI Consulting corporate culture is unique. It is a meritocracy. Strong employees are promoted when they are ready, not on the basis of length of service.  

How much travel can I expect?
This will vary based on the practice you join and your office location. Make sure to ask this question during the recruiting process and your interviews.

What kind of training can new hires expect when they join FTI Consulting?
We believe learning and development are critical to your success and the firm’s. In addition to our New Hire Orientation program, each practice has its own distinct, formal training programs. Beyond formal training, the bulk of one’s learning comes from on-the-job project work and interactions within one’s teams.

On engagements, the staff has the opportunity to learn directly from some of industry’s leading experts in their fields. Because of our size, employees at all levels have frequent exposure to our senior staff.

Does FTI Consulting have a mentoring program? 
Every professional is assigned a Performance Manager. In most practices, the Performance Manager is responsible for helping the individual identify his or her goals, as well as the plan necessary to achieve those goals. Goals are reviewed with the Performance Manager at various points throughout the year to assess progress, as well as to help identify strengths and areas for continued improvement.

In addition to a Performance Manager, individuals joining us out of college typically are assigned a “buddy” to help ease their transition from campus into the firm. A buddy is someone who may be at or just above your level and can provide insight into life at FTI Consulting.

What is the career progression for a consultant at FTI Consulting?
Most of the firm’s practices have six levels of staff: Consultant, Senior Consultant, Director, Senior Director, Managing Director and Senior Managing Director. Individuals should expect to spend two to three years at each level. However, timing of promotion will vary across practices and is based on merit, not years of service. Promotions are dependent on how quickly an employee meets the functional competencies and skill requirements at a given level, not how long an employee has held a particular title. We view this as something that sets us apart from our competitors.  

What kind of benefits programs does FTI Consulting offer new employees?
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time and part-time employees, including a company-matching 401(k) plan, a variety of insurance plans, transit benefits and a liberal vacation policy. To view a more detailed explanation of our benefits, click here.

When should I submit my resume?
Please check with your campus career development office for our application deadlines.

How do I submit my resume?
If your school is one that we visit, we require you to apply directly through your career center. If FTI Consulting does not accept applications through your college or university, you can submit your resume through our online application found here.

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