Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Interesting & valuable company mission - some challenges trying to sustain growth

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    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Newark, CA

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    energetic founder CEO who cares about the company mission
    good compensation
    seemed like there was a rewarding and fairly rare balance of academic and commercial work for those in the model development department

    Cons

    company is following an ambitious technology strategy - seems like this has caused some uncertainty & stress for developers, perhaps to be expected for a firm that was traditionally more focused on models.
    location isn't all that exciting or conducive to socializing after work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow a strategy and structure that insulates the core business and protects it from collateral damage in the event that the technology play is delayed dangerously

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Benefits

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions

    Pros

    Good benefit, interesting work, mostly, highly skilled people

    Cons

    Politics, lots of bad managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused and get rid of the politicians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful

    Trying too hard to be something they aren't

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Compensation, Locations, Amenities (free lunch once a week, snacks, etc.), great collaborative culture, great coworkers. Ask 90% of the employees why they stay, and they will undoubtedly say the people are great. Lots of tension in the software development group, but anywhere else in the company, people like working with their colleagues to get great things done.

    Cons

    Senior management/Executives chasing the new shiny object of cloud computing with the wrong vision. RMS became #1 in the market because of the world class science and it's application to the insurance industry's risk management. If we listen to what our clients are saying, we could sprint miles ahead of the competition...they want access to the science in a vehicle that allows them to streamline their individual workflows from the smallest company to the largest. The target audience should be the cat modelers who have to use the software, not the Executives who are too far from the front lines to know what the little guy cranking out the work is dealing with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop chasing the shiny object and listen to the target audience. Their common complaint is how our products don't do the things they need it to do to make their jobs easier. If we could just put the science into a product that can help with their workflows (which doesn't necessarily equal speed), they would be thrilled! You may want us to become a software company, but our clients view us and want us to continue to be a catastrophe risk management company. What makes a company great is solving for the masses, in our case the cat modelers. There are still a couple of executives in RMS that are trying to save their jobs by chasing the wrong the rainbows. Continue to protect the core, providing world class science with high class service, regardless of the vehicle, and the company will soar to new heights with the rainbow ending in a pot of gold...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    nice company, maybe not nice enough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions

    Pros

    helpful for any engineering questions

    Cons

    pay check is more or less not so charming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    refactor the company to act faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 5 people found this helpful

    Not great place to work at, but ok.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Projects were exciting to work on, the people are incredibly talented.

    Cons

    Little opportunity to advance as paths for advancement were always changing, poor work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic about being able to produce functionality within estimated timeframe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people, very personable CEO with good values, good life work balance.

    Cons

    Since they missed a major deadline confidence is lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions

    Pros

    Boss very supportive of career development.
    Good salary/benefits.
    Nice office environment.

    Cons

    Frequently changing company aims/strategy.
    More team bonding needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the team bonding outside of the workplace.
    Don't promise what you can't deliver.

  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Great people to work with!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn from experienced people at the company. It is a challenging industry to be in and people are always ready to help.

    Cons

    Lot of uncertainty in the company because of the challenge of building a cutting edge platform. Management is undecided on what strategy to choose. There is internal politics and upper management does not communicate the vision properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a proper product strategy and then stick with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    OK to work here

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    RMS has very good employee friendly policies and provides competitive salary also.

    Cons

    RMS management is not so good.

    Recommends
  11. 9 people found this helpful

    SDET

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    good colleague reationship, good work-life balance

    Cons

    bad salary, they are laying off, no transparnecy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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