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"Great Place to Do Project Work"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Almost without exception, the consultants from Resources Global Professionals have been smart, collegial, and hard working. The management seems genuinely concerned about the company's consultants and dedicated to their success. They really are more than a headhunting firm...the look for loyalty and long term relationships with their consultants. The benefits are good and the stock purchase plan can be lucrative when the stock price is rising.

Cons

The company does project work and pays by the hour. Though they work hard to keep employees staffed, beach time does occur in some of the smaller practices/markets. It can be tough on the pocketbook. If you need a steady paycheck, this reality can make things difficult at RGP.

Advice to Management

Giving consultants more opportunities to assist with business development- as well as have some opportunities to maintain income during bench time for some of the smaller practices and markets would allow even better retention of top consultants.

Other Employee Reviews for RGP

  1. Helpful (6)

    "May work for some but I will never go near them again"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    May work for some folks that want a flexible work model and are looking for opportunities to stay busy and are not so picky about work content and purpose.

    They have good parties

    Cons

    Unprofessional Environment

    Interfacing with the client are a GQ 30 something crowd that wear nice clothes and take staff out to dinner and throw parties but have virtually no understanding of client specific needs - nothing more than a body shop with a "throw it up against the wall to see if it sticks" quality philosophy.

    Consultants they hire tend to be seasoned professionals that are often capable enough to make this model work in spite of itself!

    You really operate in this environment as a contractor "light" - they throw you a minimal benefits set but utilization risk rests entirely with you. Another key point, since the company has no independent appraishal of your skill set, effeciveness, performance you are highly vulnerable to the vagaries of firm/client skuttlebut and chemistry/non performance factors and I have seen some very capable people wash out because an originally poor fit results in spurious feedback and you are entirely on your own. Sniping often occurs when staff is place alongside other consulting firms or threaten other client agenda's and feedback (and the lack of forethought concerning appropriate role/accountability) and I have seen good people screwed from this.

    The also tell you its up to you when and what you work on but as a practical matter you are naturally locked into the opportunity pool currently facing the firm and so this does not work in practice - large dysfunctional firms that are required by the outside world to throw money at a problem (SEC, DA, etc.) are this firms bread and butter. I have seen staff who are former CFO's performing bank reconciliations at ridiculous rates and former staff accountants teed up to the client as transitional controllers - no rhyme or reason. But they do have good parties!

    Advice to Management

    Dont know what to say - theyy were never inclined to listen


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Be prepared to sit on the bench...a lot!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good gig if you only want part time work and can handle a lot of benchtime sitting around waiting for your next job.

    Cons

    Sporadic work. Boring assignments. Assignments typically much shorter than originally contracted for. Recruiters and Client Service Directors give you constant lip service about upcoming opportunities they are working on.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with some form of benchtime compensation plan for up to 2 months.

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