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RGP Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
180 Reviews
3.6
180 Reviews
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RGP CEO and President Tony Cherbak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a company they do seem to recognize a work life balance (in 24 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 16 reviews)

  • There has been a lot of turnover in sales/ client service teams over the last few years (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at RGP as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You know where you stand.

    Cons

    I do not perceive any real con’s to this company. It’s a consulting firm you work when they have work, and you sit when they do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am to new to have any meaningful advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good company, good culture.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RGP full-time

    Pros

    Great, smart and energetic people.

    Cons

    Business model is limiting.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RGP

    Pros

    Great group of individuals in support roles

    Cons

    Bench time is a real struggle

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  5.  

    Decrease in salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at RGP (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It used to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Too much pressure to maintain margins no matter how long employed. No real increases in 6 years. Has turned into a temp agency. Suffered $2 decrease in rate. Great for planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve what little communication you give to consultants.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with varied and interesting clients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at RGP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, we are always off to new bigger messes to clean up and help the client move to a better place!
    Always have full support from the home office when experiencing a client issue.

    Cons

    Some clients are further from home...but then you get to earn hotel points to use later!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at RGP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Love the local management of the company. Very positive and supportive. Great benefits and there is a lot of effort to keep consultants informed and engaged. Most consulting firms don't do a great job. Company has a great reputation and they are always thinking of other in demand areas to expand services.

    Cons

    Difficult if you are a specialist that doesn't fit their average consultant profile to continue to work. Being on the bench is always a risk so if you need a consistent job and aren't their typical consultant it can be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change business practice to put specialist consultants on the availability list sooner than 30 days out of end of their engagement.

    Recommends
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Former Client Service Director - Great for Clients, Bad for Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Director
    Former Employee - Client Service Director

    I worked at RGP full-time

    Pros

    The company is committed to providing best-in-class service to clients for its core competencies, and delivers in the great majority of instances. This company would be at the top of my list, if I ever needed project-based execution consulting, management-led project initiatives, and/or highly-skilled, extremely-experienced staff augmentation.

    Cons

    The company is extremely slow to change and does not reward success, dedication, or loyalty appropriately. There is severe lack of commitment to employee success, recognition, development, and retention, which is consistently demonstrated through unappreciative and, at times, seemingly indifferent leadership. Even though cash-rich, management refuses to invest in people and systems, preferring to continually (and fruitlessly) look at acquisitions, rather than internal investment. The significant lack of both career advancement opportunities and commensurate compensation eventually creates extreme demotivation and matched apathy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    We Are Not a Staffing Agency. You Are an Employee...As Long As You Are Billing Hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at RGP full-time

    Pros

    Certain offices have long term relationships with clients. In theory, RGP should have a robust pipeline of ongoing projects and leads, especially places like Seattle and Bay Area.

    Cons

    I hear them talk a lot about "hot opportunities" and wanting to present people ASAP for "breaking roles". In over 16 months however, no new clients or confirmed projects in Pacific NW. Nothing. Large companies do not seem to be using RGP anymore. Some have never heard of RGP - something is very wrong.

    RGP in PNW is apparently trying to adjust and regain revenue by short changing consultants. Ask RGP what they will be billing you at to their client - they should tell you - many firms do as a matter of transparency and good faith.

    RGP will try to convince folks they are "employees" and are really earning "so much more in benefits, time and a half OT", etc. reality is, true employees are paid a consistent salary, regardless or hours per week "on bench". RGP DOES NOT PAY IF YOU ARE NOT ASSIGNED TO A PROJECT. Zero, zip, nada.

    You do not accrue PTO, or benefits access when you are unassigned. Nothing. Good deal for RGP: try to lock people in at lower rate with promise of billable hours and access to clients.

    If a project is cancelled, RGP pays you nothing and you no longer earn access to medical/dental/PTO. So you accept a lower rate and absorb all of the risk for RGP??? Uh, not a good deal - too many legit opportunities in PNW to mess with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure where things went wrong: RGP was part of Deloitte and used to be well respected. What happened?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RGP

    Pros

    Quality of life is good.

    Cons

    Company is slow to change.

  11.  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at RGP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible work schedule with sort or long term assignments. Opportunity to work in a variety of industries and work in various states.

    Cons

    Depends on what office you are working out of, but the majority of management are good people. Overall it is a caring company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some better quality management people in the NC office. The Raleigh are is a huge opportunity without the right client service people there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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