FTI Consulting vs. Navigant Consulting

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Anybody have experience or know someone who has/have worked at either of these two firms? Currently looking into decisions for full time and would like as much input as possible. planning on bschool later on so im not sure if either has an advantage in that area. currently leaning towards FTI but would love your 2 cents.

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Dec 9, 2008

I would go with FTI, would position you better for b-school or whatever you want to do later on, what office are you looking at ?

Dec 9, 2008

thanks for the reply, any reason why in particular? this is for one of the west coast offices in their corpfin division. how hard would it be to go to a top 10-15 bschool anyways? most topics on this board are for MBB, havent seen much about the other specialized firms.

Dec 9, 2008

I know a Senior MD in their Chicago office. He's very experienced and has a great, varied track record. I think the type of experience you pick up at FTI will be very valuable when you apply for B-school.

Dec 9, 2008

I actually had a SA offer last year from them in their corporate restructuring consulting group... I turned it down due to banking, but I know a few of the guys there and they love it.

Dec 9, 2008

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Dec 9, 2008

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Dec 9, 2008

FTI..hands down.

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Dec 9, 2008

FTI!

Dec 9, 2008

haha well there seems to be a consensus at least on the boards. thanks for the input you all. also just wondering if any of you how consulting salaries in general have been impacted in this market? i had thought 60 was pretty much the norm but everything has been significantly less.

Dec 9, 2008

interviewed with FTI at my school. some of the people were cool, but some were weird as hell.

Dec 9, 2008

What specific practice area are you interviewing for at Navigant and FTI?

Anyways, I agree. Hands down FTI. I'm a fan of FTI. I know folks from Navigant in their Chicago, Los Angeles, NY office. FTI has the better reputation. Many Navigant folks don't last long. They just have a bad corporate culture. Also, their pay and bonus are nothing to brag about.

Dec 9, 2008

interesting, thanks for your input. as for the groups, with navigant it was disputes and investigations while FTI's was their corpfin restructuring practice (probably more suited to my background and future interests)

Dec 9, 2008

Absolutely FTI then... You would be completely bored out of your mind at Navigant's dispute resolution team! Scut level work for scut level pay.

Dec 9, 2008

Well thanks for the input everyone, finally decided to go with FTI. Should be an exciting field next couple years (corpfin-restructuring) and comp package was much better by far (wish there was a stock pp though). Now time to look into GMATS! =(

Jan 7, 2009
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