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Helpful (4)

Generally a nice place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at RGP as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

They kept me employed through the financial crisis, and the work was largely rewarding. They do provide limited training opportunities for professional development, and paid a portion of my costs related to earning my PMP designation. The benefit package is solid.

Cons

The pay structure can vary materially between assignments based on clients need for overtime. Generally, you earn time and a half for overtime hours. This can be materially rewarding if you want to work hard and you have an opportunity to do so. I have experienced both extremes of 60+ hrs and flat 40. Make sure you are happy with your base rate, and ask about overtime before meeting with a potential client.

Advice to Management

More exposure to leadership team and focus on career development might be helpful to consultants. During my time with the company, I never received a formal review.

Other Employee Reviews for RGP

  1. A true partnership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at RGP as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Seattle team truly believes in building relationships with not only it's end customer, but the consultants too. For anyone in the Puget Sound area seeking to leave the FTE world and become a consultant, RPG - Seattle offers full benefits and a chance for true work-life balance.

    Cons

    Depending on your function/area of expertise you may need to play a more active role in finding your next assignment.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden your pipeline to include more East Side businesses. 25+mile/1 hr commutes cancels out any opportunity for work-life balance.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Bait and Switch...Staff Augmentation all the way!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at RGP full-time

    Pros

    In general the people in the field offices are knowledgeable and easy to get along with. As a company they do seem to recognize a work life balance.

    Cons

    RGP prides itself on competing with the Big 4 and touts their spin-off fromDeloitte in their presentations. However, the only time they compete with the Big 4 is when the Big 4 has gone downstream to play in a staff augmentation role or they want to "seed" an account. There is incredibly high turnover with Client Service Directors (salespeople) as many were hired to build strategic relationships with key accounts. Unfortunately, the management directive is extremely tactical and functions like a body shop. This explains why the #1 complaint by consultants is the downtime b/w engagements. Simply put, the work they are asked to do is NOT strategic to the client at all. Outside of Accounting and Finance most clients have never heard of RGP. So, to offer a price point that is significantly higher than their competitors with no real advantage over staff aug firms, why chose RGP? Clients have become hip to this and business always results in a bidding war over rates. They also emphasize multiple service lines (verticals) but, essentially sell accounting and finance temp work to everyone no matter what vertical. As a result, clients see there is no value add in doing business with RGP. If they need insight to better run their business they go with the Big 4, if they need a body to fill a role they consider staff aug firms.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting this myth that you operate and compete with the Big 4. Call it what it is and stop lying to people you hire and the consultants who perform the work. You are a staff aug body shop that is managed by short term vision with no strategic direction for industry growth outside of accounting and finance. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. You are what you are and the stock price proves this. Wake up!


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