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RGP Irvine Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  • Bench time can be long, so plan accordingly (in 28 reviews)

  • Inability of Client Service people to keep me busy (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work environments, interesting assignments

    Cons

    Time between engagements is too long


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Ultimately a regrettable choice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RGP full-time

    Pros

    New CEO is brilliant. Perhaps she can effect change in other executives and board members bringing them into the 21st century

    Cons

    Low wages, red tape, and elitist favoritism will prevent any advancement in your career. RGP should dump anyone currently in a managerial position and perhaps a few directors as well. They are petty people. Working here you will be underpaid yet told how much you are appreciated as you are fed terrible pizza.

    RGP Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – VP, HR

    Thank you for your kind words regarding our CEO, Kate Duchene. We all look forward to the continued positive changes she is bringing to the organization. With regard to your other comments, please... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    - Great, intelligent coworkers
    - Easy to take time off

    Cons

    - Very rigid with their procedures/policies. Leave no room for error.


  4. "Great place to be"

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for a contracting job

    Cons

    Maybe short term projects and downtime


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Change Management Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Regional Training and Development Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Training and Development Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RGP (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really adamant about getting their employees to work quickly when projects end.

    Cons

    None, I enjoyed working for this company.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great people lacking leadership and a one trick pony"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RGP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a global company that has a good footprint. You have opportunity to collaborate with a lot of folks and they are embedded in many of the top companies

    Cons

    This company is known for their accounting temps, primarily. They lack ability in penetrating a market for technology. Their account execs do not understand the technology industry and struggle with cross selling.

    Advice to Management

    Get new folks in who are technology account savvy. Jettison your dead weight. You are a fantastic company and have a ton of upside potential based on your market penetration. Good luck!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "RGP is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RGP (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get an opportunity to work at a lot of different places, which gives you exposure and opportunities to network, and also provides an opportunity to take on new challenges. The company does try to work with you to find you work that fits in with your desired schedule and duration. I had an opportunity to work with several publicly traded companies and also a chance to work with smaller private companies, and even a couple of non-profits.

    The pay and benefits was very good and I received regular pay increases.

    This job is a great interim gig, as you gain lots of interviewing experience, with helpful feedback from RGP staff. You also get a lot of helpful feedback after completing an assignment.

    RGP does a great job of morale building, with regular after-work gatherings for consultants to meet and get to know each other and staff (often with free food and open bar!).

    Cons

    There is a higher degree of uncertainty with this sort of work. An assignment may be continued time and again, but there is always the chance that it won't be and that you'll be underemployed for a period. I was mostly employed constantly, with a new assignment waiting for me when as I finished one, but there were a couple of times where I wasn't as employed as I would have liked to have been.

    If you are unable to maintain the necessary hourly average, you could lose certain benefits unexpectedly.

    If you hate interviews, then you may not care for this job, as you interview a lot with potential clients.

    There is limited opportunities for career advancement. Unless you were to move into the sales side of the business, there really is no path for advancement from consultant to upper management in the company.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed working here, and overall I think it is a great company. The only thing I might suggest is that sometimes the sales team tries to oversell you -- for instance, as expert in a field where you might only be experienced. On the other hand, I was successful at every assignment I was given, even if I had to do a little on the job training to get up to speed, so perhaps that little push is a good thing and an opportunity to expand your horizons.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at RGP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, decent pay, benefits, and training available.

    Cons

    Not enough projects and work.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate office, Irvine, CA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RGP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great. Flexible scheduling, good benefits.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. No Raises.


  10. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at RGP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    RGP provides good benefits: Medical, dental 401k, vacation - typical consumed during extended bench time.

    Cons

    Extended bench time between assignments.
    Decreasing number of interim C level or upper management level assignments.


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