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RGP Employee Reviews about "bench time"

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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3.9
80%
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RGP  CEO Kate Duchene
Kate Duchene
109 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work -life balance , good people(in 52 reviews)

  • "Good benefits; you can refuse a role if it doesn't suit your career needs/goals; you can choose between being a road warrior or staying local(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bench time is too long between engagements(in 31 reviews)

  • "No project means no pay, so stay engaged(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at RGP

    Pros

    Very good benefits for contract labor

    Cons

    bench time can be stressful

    RGP2017-09-01
  2. "RGP could do better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RGP for more than a year

    Pros

    Great on boarding and looking out for consultants. HR solid work

    Cons

    Could communicate Better and Very long bench time and No Idea what is happening behind the scenes therefore felt the need to use other consultant org

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and look for opportunities sooner than later for the consultant

    RGP2019-07-15
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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Finance consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at RGP

    Pros

    Good people. As a contractor, have access to benefits including 401k match and discounted stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Bench time is too long between engagements. So far 3 months. Last time almost 5 months.

    RGP2018-11-02
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    "Contracting for RGP"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at RGP

    Pros

    Flexibility, good clients, ability to accrue PTO, benefits (this not the case with many consulting companies.

    Cons

    Not for everyone. RGP has some strong discipline areas and some not so strong.. If in a "not as strong" discipline your bench time will be longer. Be prepared

    Advice to Management

    Many companies have casual Fridays. Would not having an RGP logoed polo shirt help market RGP , foster curiosity about RGP and increase awareness. Might be a great on-boarding item.

    RGP2018-02-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company for Contract Work"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RGP

    Pros

    Work life balance, good benefits.

    Cons

    Bench time can be long, so plan accordingly.

    RGP2017-07-07
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    "Good pay when active"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RGP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of Flexibility, good pay opportunities with a decent benefits package that the company pays for while waiting between engagements.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of length of "on the bench" time while in between assignments. Communication not always the best regarding ending an engagement

    RGP2017-04-24
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    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at RGP full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits; nice people

    Cons

    Long bench time; not very interesting projects

    RGP2016-12-15
  9. "Consulant"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RGP

    Pros

    Variety of projects, building new or improving old skill sets, work-life balance is great, opportunity to work with a variety of people at various levels

    Cons

    sometimes bench time can be extended, can take time for newer consultants to adjust to bench time

    RGP2016-05-18
  10. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at RGP full-time for 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.

    RGP2016-04-13
  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good but lots of caveats"

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    Current Contractor - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RGP for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wages are decent; company provides overtime, 401K, vacation and other benefits; consultants are very well qualified and experienced and generally pleasant to work with. Recruiting managers work hard to get you on a project. You are free to pick and choose which projects you'll take.

    Cons

    RGP calls itself a consulting company when in fact, it is really a high class, expensive staffing firm. Real consulting projects are few and far between; most consist of low level accounting work (month-end close, account reconciliations, etc.) Billing rates are 2.5 times the hourly rate paid to consultants. You can go years without a raise. Recruiting managers will discuss possible projects with you but if, for... whatever reason, they don't materialize, the recruiters hardly ever loop back around to let you know what happened. Bench time can be very long especially if you're selective about the kinds of projects you will take. Because of unpaid bench time, this business model is not really very well suited to those who need a steady pay check.

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    Advice to Management

    Develop more business doing real consulting projects instead of accounting backfill. Improve communication with consultants.

    RGP2016-01-22
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