RGP
3.4 of 5 154 reviews
www.resourcesglobal.com Irvine, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

RGP Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.4 154 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

RGP CEO and President Tony Cherbak

Tony Cherbak

(19 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "As a company they do seem to recognize a work life balance"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Good benefits and the company pays for your benefits if you are between contracts"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too much bench time and lack of consistent communication from client service team"
    in 13 reviews
  • "There has been a lot of turnover in sales/ client service teams over the last few years"
    in 11 reviews
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    My experience was great.

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Southfield, MI

    ProsThe hourly rate was good based on experience and education. In addition, the benefits were great and you can carryover your vacation time from year to year.

    ConsIf you are not on a project, you have to use vacation time or apply for unemployment. Also, if you are unassigned for 90 days, you are involuntary terminated, but can get rehired when a project comes open.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better client service directors who could sell their services to potential employers. This will help ensure employees are employed instead of being on the bench without pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    so far so good!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and good administrative support staff.

    ConsDown time and not enough interaction opportunities with other consultants or client service directors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore business development strategies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RGP - Focus on consulting with Fortune 500 companies.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsWorking with top companies.
    Consultant can work as little, or as much, as the would like.

    ConsCustomer consulting requirements change as time passes. As a result one minute your background is perfect next you could be on the bench longer than you would like.
    Lack of program to include consultants nationally. Consultants usually are restricted to only the office they are assigned. Again, this risks being on the bench longer than expected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to include focus for obtaining consulting positions from just Fortune 500 companies to mid-level companies. Need to be more pro-active in identifying potential clients. Cold calls is a must! Unfortunately current admin staff does not perform enough cold call sales therefore leaving many talented consultants on the bench too long. Also, doesn't help revenues!
    Need to revisit benefits to consultants. They are the face to the client and every time Management adjust compensation, or reduces benefits this impacts the positive nature of the consultant.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for middle level professionals

    Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsFocus is on Fortune 100 needs for low to mid level accounting.

    ConsNot for senior level positions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Group of People

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsVery friendly and supportive group of people. Work per projet base and great experiene to earn consulting experiences.

    ConsThere is some downtime between projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay away if you need a steady paycheck

    Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat for part-time employment if you're semi-retired. Consultants are very experienced & generally nice to work with. Pay is OK & they pay time and a half for weekly hours over 40.

    ConsBench time can be very long, sometimes months, and you are automatically terminated after 3 months of not working (but if you're interested, they will still try to find you projects even after you're terminated.) RGP is not really a consulting firm; it's a staffing firm. The only point of difference between RGP & a shop like Robert Half is RGP's consultants are more seasoned and probably more qualified and RGP's rates are much higher.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a better strategy to distinguish yourself as a consulting firm, as you claim, vs. a staffing company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RGP Healthcare

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsParent company, RGP, is a wonderful company that encourages and supports employees

    ConsManagement is atrocious and promotes a hostile work environment by encouraging gossip and back stabbing. Management has had 5 assistants in 2 years and claims to be "difficult". There are serious underlying issues with management that are far beyond being "difficult" that cause employees to leave. Management is condescending, calls employees names, humiliates and degrades employees in front of other employees. Employees experience and knowledge is ignored.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy only suggestion would be to terminate this person otherwise they are looking at potential lawsuits in the future.

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

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    Truly a staffing firm

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked with some good people

    ConsManagement is disengaged and clearly plays favorites as it relates to internal relationships.
    The business model is not competitive as their rates are more more like a consulting firm however they are truly a staffing firm. The company really is not the keeper of any knowledge (outside of their consultants) except in the Supply Chain space.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of your office and get to know your clients

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

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    Generally a nice place to work

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThey 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementMore 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIn 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.

    ConsRGP 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 Senior ManagementStop 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!

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

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