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 (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 21, 2015
I am a lead consultant directing the consulting job of other consultants. The job may be project oriented for example converting to new software, consolidating the accounting activities to a central location etc. The management that I work directly with are the client service directors who find the projects we work on. They generally don't get involved other than to bring on new consultants if needed. My co-workers are generally CPA's who have many years experience either on a consulting basis or managers or controllers from a variety of corporations. The hardest part of the job is convincing people where I am doing the consulting that I am there to help and not to take over their job. The most enjoyable part of the job is not getting involved in the politics.
I consult on many different projects giving me well rounded experiences
Consultant (Contract) (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – March 30, 2016
RGP is an excellent company in providing value and talent to their clients. When you are on assignment, the company provides you with the support required and you work directly with the client. The only major issue with the position is that which is with most consulting firms is the issue of downtime, not on assignment. Unfortunately the company must staff to their highest need level, which means that there can be periods of no work, which can last a very short time or can last for long periods. Travel can be very heavy so if not a road warrior, this is not the company for you.
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.
Collaborative work environments with senior-level clients
CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 19, 2015
RGP management excels at balancing their Fortune 500-client expectations with their consultants need for better life-control. Worked on various RGP client projects during a three year period and always a rewarding and career-enhancing experience.
Consultant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 31, 2015
I spent the better part of 10+ years at RGP. In the early years this was a fun place to work. You went from project to project with almost no down time. Project assignments got better as the years went by. I think things started to go downhill during the recession. They now have competition and have to contend with Vendor Management systems or have a inside contact.
This is not a place to make solid plans for yourself unless your spouse is working and can support the family if you are on the bench.
No leadership and no communication with the consultants. The CSD's were better in the early days. Everyone is controlled by HQ and looks to keep margins up. No creative thinking or taking of risk. That is a dirty word.
Co-workers were the best of the best. Delivered real value to client. Most were self-starters.
Last piece of advice: Do not complain.
Consultants are world class
Can be placed in a poor assignment and if if does not work out more than normal bench time, I cannot remember the last time that I was reviewed, I do not know how they are going to review consultants when and if we get a raise, No raises in 7 years, What is the incentive, Cookies after lunch.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh – June 5, 2015
Pro's: Getting Paid for every hour you work.
Con's: Can't get a raise because the client will only pay a market rate for your talent. The company always does what's best for the client and not what's best for their consultant's. Long commute's at times. Worst part is they can't keep their consultant's utilized year long so, if you are "benched" you are not paid. This is a good company if you are looking for only some fun money with no career progression. And socially you get called "a temp" at the client's site :-(