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RGP Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (9)  

    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

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at RGP (Seattle, WA) in March 2008.

    Interview

    First, as normal in most industries now, had a 15 minute phone interview to answer some questions about my experience and resume. Since Resources hires to fill a need with one of their clients directly I assumed it was to make sure I was a fit for a consulting placement.

    In a few days I was asked to come in for a 1:1 interview with one of Resources' recruiters. About half the interview was spend explaining the Resources model and how that differed from other staffing agencies and consulting firms. Most questions towards me seemed to focus in on assessing my ability to be calm and collected in a new situation with one of their clients. At the end I was told that if the client was open, I would be scheduled for an interview with them soon.

    A few days later, I was called to schedule an interview with their client on site. I first came to the Resources office for a few minutes of coaching about the client and Resources' understanding of the client's needs. Then left for the client interview unaccompanied by any Resources staff. I won't go into the client interview as this will differ depending on the client they send you too.

    It was about 10 to 12 days later when they finally had an answer of no from the client. On the same call from Resources I was then told they had another potential and would contact me back soon. A couple of days later I was scheduled for a phone interview with another potential client. This went quickly and no follow up in-person interview was asked for. After a week I was called in to sign the paperwork and be sent to the client location.

    Interview Questions

    • When you are placed in a new and unfamiliar situation, what is your general plan of action?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Resources likes to tell you compensation is not all based on what they get from the client contract so they tend to be very opaque in what they are receiving. As typical for the consulting industry they generally pay to the employee under 50% of what they bill to the client.

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    Change Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by an interview at their Regional Headquarters (downtown LA). The process is collaborative and positive. The vibe is akin to an executive temp agency where they're looking for consultants to fill a temporary gap in client company's senior staff or to collaborate or advise on long-term initiatives. They're looking to screen qualified people in, not out. I like that this firm exclusively hires senior professionals and expects them bring proven resources and practices rather than use a cookie-cutter model. I also like that they want their people to do the work rather than "publish or perish" as is the practice with the mega-firms. I like that they value professionals who DO the work, not just sell the work. They hire when they have an engagement and when that engagement approaches its end, find another project to continue the employment. The in-person interview is to present a portfolio of relevant work including tools developed, evidence, documentation written, models applied and more. You have exactly 30 minutes. I prepared a folder on my desktop, in turn, with folders and files clearly identified so I could access them immediately to respond to areas of interest that I prompted for or was asked about. They were very receptive and talked about a potential project (that they, unfortunately, didn't win). I don't know if I'll ending up doing work for them as organizational development seems to be an emerging practice there, but not core. Also, a portion of my experience doesn't align with what they're looking for and a portion of what they're looking for are not demonstrated strengths. Important to mention: there's one more step after a project is found that matches the consultant. They serve you up to the client with several other candidates. Depending on your profile, this could further push RGP into the "speculative" category. That's where the sit in mind. I'm continuing to look elsewhere.

    Interview Questions

    • There wasn't one that was difficult or unexpected. No "gotcha" questions.   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Client Service Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at RGP (San Francisco, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Standard stuff. Recruiter called me. Light phone screen. Met with Practice Lead and Office GM on day 1. Then a week later met with 3 other client service directors and an HR person.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you perform biz dev in this role? What is your biz dev experience?   1 Answer

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    Client Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at RGP (Dallas, TX) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I initially interviewed with someone in their internal management recruiting team. After the initial interview, I met with a senior person within the office that I was looking to work in and I had a phone interview with a leader of their service line/practice. The offer came from the initial recruiter and he was my main point of contact for scheduling my follow on interviews.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (5)  

    Client Services Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at RGP (Parsippany, NJ) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Phone Screen: Standard behavioral questions including a very detailed application process.

    In Person Interviews: Standard half hour interviews with tell me about yourself type questions.

    Overall:The process is very long and slow. RGP needs to figure out how to make decisions faster.They ensure you meet everyone in the office, including the Managing Director and other Client Service Directors.

    Interview Questions

    • Detailed question on your sales experience and client cultivation   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (8)  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    RGP believes in "hire slow, fire fast". As such, one goes through a number of interviews so RGP can assess the fit. One meets with each of the Managing Directors, the Regional Director, the practice line leader and team members, and recruiting. The process can take a month or more. Interviews are friendly and not too complicated. Behavioral questions are asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Not coming from a sales role previously, the most challenging question concerned ability to do the sales job.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Client Services Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at RGP.

    Interview

    The Interview process was ok. I arrived at the office early and was greeted by very welcoming Front desk officers. Every staff member that walked past me while I waited had a smile on their face, it seemed to me that they were pretty happy to be there. The interview was mostly behavioural, nothing hard.

    Interview Questions


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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at RGP (Houston, TX) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Both hiring manager and client director acted professionally and kindly. They also invited me to a monthly consultants breakfast where potential consultants can meet client facing people. Unfortunately market is very slow now and I haven't got an immediate offer but I would love to work with them.
    Very positive experience overall.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions - experience, projects, knowledge of IT systems etc   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (9)  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at RGP (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    My resume was forwarded to a client services manager via a colleague. I followed up about a week out. Had a phone screen conversation with a recruiter and client services manager. Scheduled an on-site interview with them both. Was sent a link to fill out a long information seeking profile but was given the option of wait until after the interview to complete it, to see if I found the opportunity to be a good fit. The recruiter was cordial, engaging and respectful. The questions were straightforward, tell me about yourself, what types of projects have you worked on, what types of roles are you most comfortable. Was given a spiel about the company, benefits and types of clients. The recruiter was candid about the pipeline of project work and the likelihood of being assigned. The client services manager did not join us, was held up by an important phone call.

    Interview Questions

    • What has your billing rate been in the past?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    IMO, RGP uses the detailed profile application information to enhance their skills database for response to client proposals and the likelihood of being assigned to a project or not is random. Strictly project work, no lateral or upward mobility, little to no professional development and very little resources available once you are at the client site.


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at RGP (Cary, NC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I first submitted the answers to several computer science related problems. Then I had an interview over the phone with the leader of the Software development group. I was then asked to create a small web project and demo it to the development team.

    Interview Questions

    • Design database tables to track students’ grades from 1-6 grades. Each student takes at least 4 courses a year. Each student will get a grade for every course they’ve taken by the end of the course. The number of different courses offered to the students from 1-6 grades is 20.   1 Answer

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