Risk Management Solutions
3.0 of 5 130 reviews
www.rms.com Newark, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 2014
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3.0 130 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Risk Management Solutions President Hemant Shah

Hemant Shah

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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This company is a joke.I have worked with some of the dumbest managers

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Newark, CA

I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsIt is really funny to listen to some of the managers in the meetings .You will find lots of frustrated engineers to cry with over this terrible company.

ConsThis is along list starting with the unethical practices in this company. The level of nepotism in this company is ridiculous.Really smart people have been pushed to leave the company over past years .This has left the company with highly incompetent people especially the managers.Especially the analytical dev group which is the core of the company has the worst software development practices . The manager has no idea about the product or technology.
The product is highly unstable because of bad design even amateurs do a better job at software development.
The interviews are made difficult to make it look like they have some interesting work but once you join you will be disappointed.The work is uninteresting for software developers ,difficult to transfers skills to other companies.In short join this company if you want to learn what not to do as a software engineer.
The company is full of contractors and many projects are outsourced as full time employees do not stick long with this company.
Do not trust the HR,they always make false promises during the recruitment.The work environment and work culture in this company is pathetic .long hours ,work on weekend .lot of blame game ,too much politics
I should have taken negative reviews seriously most of them are true but luckily I was able to move out of this company within 6 months of my joining , since many are stuck with this company since their skills are not marketable elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementEvery person in the management right upto the CEO needs to be fired.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The most deceiving company to work for!!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Newark, CA

I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsBetter to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. That is the only good thing here. If you can fly low enough to stay out of sight but get your work done you'll be fine. Don't expect anything in return!

ConsA family culture that has been destroyed by BS initiatives and new managers that seem to be brain washing the CEO, or maybe he has no idea because the company has grown like a wild fire with no standards or formal process. Every AHM is a pile of crap that doesn't mean anything to the pee-ons that actually work! Everything depends on how someone wakes up in the morning...

There is absolutely no loyalty at this company! If you are interviewing, ask how many people have left in the last 12 months and how long have they been with the company. That should be enough to tell you what kind of company you'll be getting in to if you decide.

I feel sorry for all the people putting in a lot of hard work this last 12 months and the coming 6 months. The sad thing is that there will be no pay out for you! Don't expect any significant bonuses for the next 2 years minimum! A certain group has sucked it all up...

Everything in the HQ office is so fake, it's nothing like any of the other offices. So if you don't have to work in CA it might be okay.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying and being deceitful, stop pretending to be an open book when your not. Stop hiding information. Stop thinking that the people under you can't figure out whats going on. Recognize everyone that works, not just your favorites!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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WORST COMPANY TO WORK!!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

ProsGood food and good cafeteria. Nice ambiance, nice location, some people are really good specially older people. Gym is one of the best attraction and 30 days of paid vacation.

Constoo much politics, worst management, worst managers, worst HR, Worst executives. No chance of personal development!! Expects more work but not rewarded for hard work and extra hours!! Very painful to work there!! It was such a big humiliation by the team, managers, executives and HR. Wrong practices, accused so many times without any proofs!! Someday company can get sued by some employee. Very imperialistic approach, not a good place for a honest and sincere employee who doesn't know how to play politics and doesn't know any one. Favoritism is very high!IT is the worst affected dept, all executives are busy in playing politics and bringing own people from the past job.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange your attitude and don't look for own benefits , look for employees benefits.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is the worst company I ever worked for in my life.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsYou get paid twice a month.

ConsIf you want diversity do not come to this company. Very unfair treatment to employees of different backgrounds. You do all the work and get no credit for work.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees become managers and directors based on the fact that they been at the company for a long time. Hire competent people to lead your company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst company for software engineers

Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

ProsDecent initial salary to attract people because of high turnover

ConsHigh workload .requires working really long hours even during weekends.
Software Engineer working here become unemployable as skills developed in this company is virtually unmarketable.There is little room to work on newer technologies.
Used to be a great company with smart people but everyone has left the company because of the management.Most people left are mostly unable to move as their skills are unmarketable.
Terrible management .Most technical managers have no clue about technology and are worst at people management.
Bad work culture . Most managers are pathetic, resort to blaming everyone for their shortcomings and even take credit for the ideas from their team members.Many of these managers have sustained even after constant failures because they are friends with someone higher up.
Lots of unethical practices .Unable to meet any deadline because to bad management.Worst politics.
Most projects are outsourced as company is unable to keep its full time employees from quitting.
HR is really powerless and unable to bring about any change in the company.
Join this company only if there is no other option and keep it as a temporary option.Also make sure anything promised during the offer has been in a written communication as they usually do not honor anything mentioned verbally.

Advice to Senior Managementget rid of all managers .Company would perform much better than current management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Think before you accept a position

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Newark, CA

I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

ProsGained valuable experience and made long term connections. Company provided lunch on Thursdays.

ConsAll the departments are decentralized, there is no cross collaboration amongst them. Corporate culture is zero to none. Company is a revolving door.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Major Issues

Risk Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsFair pay

Some interesting work

Ok work/life balance

ConsDishonest practices

Hard to transfer skills to other companies

Work is not as advertised, they lure you in with false promises of interesting work and you end up working on excel all the time

Office politics are very hard, this is my first job and I had no idea it could be like this. You have to have the right manager otherwise you get kicked around all time time and dont get any interesting work

Advice to Senior ManagementCut the politics and get a better reputation, it is hard to build your career when the company you work at is either considered invisible or bad by other companies. Also find a way to let new employees experience more and not get holed up in one or two things for all their time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ethical issues in leadership

Engineer (Current Employee)
Newark, CA

I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRelevant product, interesting research. Tones of support from its parent company DMGT. DMGT is a newspaper company based in the UK so it seems odd that they own RMS.

ConsOwned by DMGT (really a newspaper holding company). DMGT CFO formerly worked for a Tabaco Company and was responsible for growth of these sales in Asian and Africa.

Advice to Senior ManagementHow can you have a person who was responsible for selling a product known to kill people at the helm when RMS (the subsidiary of DMGT)?

It is really a shame that such talented people can turn there cheek to this.

Executives fire a bunch of people before bonus time to line the their pockets.
Compensation is high because of a high attrition issue they have not been able to stem for years.

CEO inherited the leadership role from his father. RMS is his playground.

Their internal marketing team buries these messages but look through them all and you will see the recurring theme.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bad Experiences

Engineer (Current Employee)
Newark, CA

I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome coworkers can be not bad. The pay is reasonable

Cons- Office politics very bad
- Bad diversity and unfair hiring practices, Managers have teams all from their own countries.
- Diversity makes it hard to make friends outside of own ethnic group.
- Managers play favorites and do not advance those they did not bring in them selves
- Not receptive to new ideas or tech
- Very hard to find another job as skills are not easy to apply to other jobs, very narrow field
- Working for the insurance industry is not rewarding

Advice to Senior Management- Get some new peoples to work senior positions, old peoples are having very much trouble taking in new ideas and wanting to do things they do not understand.
- Let project managers do their jobs and manage projects, managers have too big egos and do what they want to regardless of process
- HR is strangled by senior management who are all friends from CEO down to entire VP level, take responsibility for delayed and late projects and punish those that make it late

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Needs improvement, possibly an earthquake.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Newark, CA

I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

Pros+ Management does not know what you are doing so you can mess around all day and they won't know
+ The Bay area is full of other tech companies to work for

Cons+ Management is unwilling to embrace new tech
+ Infighting
+ Demographically odd hiring practices
+ Politics are crazy
+ Not set up to meet people and make connections, people are uninterested and unmotivated to talk to their colleagues
+ Managers play favorites and then bad talk employees after they are gone, calling them trash, even the ones everyone remembers as being great
+ Cannot deliver anything on time or up to spec

Advice to Senior Management+ Add 360 degree ANONYMOUS review process and convince employees that there will be no reprisals and that it is really anonymous
+ Make yourselves as accountable as you make the people you scapegoat into taking the blame for being late and incompetent
+ Quit

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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