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RGP Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 12, 2017
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at RGP (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2017.

Interview

Technical interview that required the interviewer to expound of specific tasks with each system or application within their knowledge skillset. They are looking beyond certifications for actual hands on experience.

Interview Questions

  • Specifics about various software applications, project leadership and/or project team member role details. Also, was required to give examples in detail of the various experience with different client systems.   1 Answer

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at RGP (New York, NY).

    Interview

    RGP interview is easy. More of a sales pitch to the applicant going over the structure of the company, the benefits package, and how the client engagements work.
    Client interviews are more difficult. You are presented to potential clients and meet the team management. They will ask very specific and technical questions to determine if you will be a good fit. These interviews can be intimidating so do your homework. Took me three times before a client decided to bring me on for an engagement.

    Interview Questions

    • List of transactions- debit or credit? What is the typical life cycle of a private equity fund? What do you know about system XXX? How would you improve our processes? What projects have you worked on? What do you know about this type of report? Tell me your experience with XXX. If you are in a situation where XXX happens, how would you respond and how would you prevent future occurrences?   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at RGP (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    First there was a couple of email exchanges, followed by a phone conversation with one of the in-house recruiting people. Then we arranged a face-to-face with that in-house recruiting person and also one of their salespeople (they don't call them that, but I can't think of the term right now). They asked me a bunch of questions about what I've done and who I've worked with. They're smart people, but I got the feeling they were a little out of their element in true consulting as opposed to skilled accounting temp workers and backfills. I fall outside of pure accounting work., so they arranged to have me talk with the practice leader in my specialty to really gauge how busy they'd be able to keep me. He never called. I followed up. They said he'd call. He never called. I followed up again. They double promised he'd call. He never called. I gave up. I didn't get "rejected" per se; they say they're still looking for a project to put me on, but it was on the whole a pretty disappointing experience. They said they'd love to have me, but yet internally it seems like they have a lot of work to do to get someone through the process when it comes to the management consulting side of their business. Probably much different in the accounting sector.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of my domain expertise experiences? Am I okay traveling? How busy do I expect to be? How much per hour do I need to make?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't decline per se, they just never moved and said, "Here's a project go do it". Strange.

  3.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at RGP (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    The people I met with at RGP were very friendly. The interview was fairly informal and the questions asked were relevant to my work history and experience. The interview was about one hour long, just the right length to disseminate the necessary information, but not too long so as to make the interview tedious.

    Interview Questions


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at RGP (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    RGP pursued me for years before I would interview with them. Very low compensation made other companies more attractive. Finally, an interesting projects and RGP's willingness to increase the rate interested me enough to apply. Interview consisted of meeting several people over the course of several hours: recruiter, then the recruiter and practiced lead, then recruiter plus practice leader plus managing recruiter. Additionally, I attended the monthly coffee meeting held for those considering RGP and new hires. Eventually I excepted the offer. The interview questions were quite easy. Basically reviewed my resume. No behaviorally based questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at RGP (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Met with 2 of the recruiters who were personable and interested in hearing about my experience. Questions were not too difficult. Mainly they were interested in your experience and personality. After I got the role I had to wait about a month until a role came up that fit my experience. You then need to interview with the hiring company.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you needed to get a project completed and are not getting help internally.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at RGP (Cincinnati, OH) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Basic questions and review of past experience. Nothing too difficult. It was a friendly conversation. I was asked about different projects I have worked on in previous roles and what my reasons were for wanting to work at RGP

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (13)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at RGP.

    Interview

    Basically you are hired on a project by project basis and paid on a W-2, with time and a half if you earn it, which is rare. You interview with the Client Services Director and the client on a project by project basis; therefore, based on the selectivity of the director and the client, you may not be allowed to work the project even though you are ready and available to work. You need to understand that this company should really be viewed as temporary / contract work. They are local office based and their hourly rates are not as much as the Big 4, consequently, they will not fly you into another city to work for another office just to insure you stay chargeable ( and be able to pay your bills) . Their business model will not support putting you into a hotel room and paying for your flight. In fact if you live away from their local offices they will not pay for you to fly you in to interview.

    Interview Questions

    • It took quite some time to really pin them down on the gist of how their set up works. So at the end of the day I think we all need to know that if you are like most of us and you have bills that have to be paid on a monthly basis, and your mortgage company and your utility companies will not agree to be paid only when you work projects, then you can't really work here, unless you are retired and already have an income coming in. I guess when you see them posting jobs in the market place it seems like they are real jobs and then you find out they are temporary jobs.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at RGP in January 2015.

    Interview

    Approached by a common connection through LinkedIn. After submitting my resume, I went through a brief conversation with HR on the phone. The second round was a 1:1 interview with the line of business director and VP. In all the stages of the process, they described the company structure and types of potential engagements.

    Interview Questions

    • - Tell me about yourself and how your professional experience relates to our business.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Decided to accept another job offer.


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at RGP (Tysons Corner, VA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    extensive interview process through RGP and the client. I had a phone interview with the recruiter. Met with the recruiter and manager in person. Went the to the client office client three times

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions, how did you handle a difficult situation with a coworker   Answer Question

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