RGP offers a good service to clients. They hire great consultants to help solve complex client challenges. The local offices give you the ability to try out new processes and procedures to see what works best. Overall, a good place to work if you are producing results.
Associate (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 12, 2017
It is probably not a great situation for those who need certainty and are not adaptive. The compensation is good and for those that don't mind change and uncertainty, it is a good option. It is a great way to be exposed to many different industries and corporate cultures.
Executive Consultant (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 6, 2017
I started as a consultant on a 4 month project and ended up staying 6 years. They are very good to their consultants and great work/life balance at the option of the consultant. If you like to work alot...you can. If not...you can.
Resources Global Professionals (RGP) provided a steady stream of consulting opportunities related to accounting.
Auditor (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – March 3, 2017
Resources Global Professionals (RGP) is a firm that provides temporary placement for consultants with a background in accounting, audit, finance, or a combination of these three. Placement is made to companies with a diverse range of products and services. No day is typical for any one assignment or company.
Depending on the placement, there was an opportunity to enhance my skills related to EXCEL, proprietary accounting/financial software, and new pronouncements.
The workplace culture was as varied as the assignments.
The hardest part of the job was starting with a new client because each new client was the same as starting a new job; there were always many unknowns and new (related) skills to acquire quickly.
The most enjoyable part of each new client was an introduction to the diverse tasks and the opportunity to network with fellow accountants.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Parsippany, NJ – January 26, 2017
I have enjoyed working at RGP for the broader industry background it has afforded me. I have been involved in projects and general accounting support in 3 different companies and 3 different industries.
Time between assignments is always a question mark
Finance and Supply Chain Consultant (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – January 23, 2017
There have been some slow times, but overall its a great place to work. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking to become a consultant. They have offices all over the country so getting projects in other locations is pretty common.
Consultant - Strategic Sourcing Vertical (Former Employee) – Los Angeles County, CA – July 25, 2016
I was engaged on behalf of RPG for several clients. The primary engagement was for strategic sourcing for an aerospace holding company, which was having trouble with billed receivables. With a cashflow crunch, it became clear a couple of weeks into the project that RPG was not going to be paid timely, if at all (client payables were 120+ days out). While this should have raised a flag with RPG, the account manager (who'd landed the engagement) was too busy to follow up.
I succeeded with deliverables and handed off work over two weeks before leaving. While I'd been paid, I found RPG was not well-positioned to collect fees or successfully target client verticals (an observation I attribute to how client engagements are managed with account management). Still, I had a great time on the engagements and wish RPG well.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 15, 2016
Really enjoyed working for RGP in different assignments throughout Houston's Oil & Gas clients. I learned new contracting and purchasing techniques and how to deal with the variety of management styles.