Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
159 Reviews

3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance,ample growth opportunity if you are a self learner (in 15 reviews)

  • meritocratic organisation - smart people do well (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Catastrophe modeling is a smaller industry so over-specialization may be an issue (in 3 reviews)

  • Communication between the different groups/departments is poor (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Loved the company but concerned about its current direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing career progression opportunities, solid business model, market leader, innately high value offering that gets premium pricing, treat performing employees well, and good benefits.

    Cons

    The company has temporarily lost its way in the last year and is looking to regain its footing. For some that might be a warning sign. For others it is a strong opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RMS needs much stronger operational and execution leadership to execute against its compelling vision and strong market position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    special in bay area

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible
    exciting sometimes
    a lot of smart people

    Cons

    need better designer to improve the performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    discuss more and test more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    internship

    Current Employee - Intern  in  Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions as an intern

    Pros

    smart people, interesting work, room to learn, good work-life balance (flexibility), great compensation for an internship

    Cons

    interdepartmental communication is poor, sometimes intradepartmental communication can be frustrating with teams spread out across continents and with different priorities in different locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and coherency between and within groups is important. It stresses everyone out and hurts productivity to have groups split focus (ex. product management is essentially two groups, one focusing on product development and the other on client-facing practices). It sounds like the company reorganizes a lot.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change is not easy, but it is necessary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small company feel. But it is a large company.
    Personal growth opportunity
    Free food Thursdays :)

    Cons

    Company is going through growing pains from medium size company to large company.
    Company still getting a grip on how things should be structured internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open communication coming. This is a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern

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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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Company with great ideas. A very good opportunity for interns to learn new stuff and provide own ideas to the project. Instead of being given routine assignment, I get to arrange the project by myself and discuss with supervisors. Challenging work. Relatively high salary for interns. Good location to work at.

    Cons

    Too quiet. Little communication between employees. Lack of teamwork between different teams and programs, although the characteristics of the product requires good collaboration and communication.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Senior individual contributor

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    Current Employee - Principal Architect  in  Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nobody 'phones it in'
    Smart people
    Market leader
    Building large distributed system - hard, fun
    Well managed financially
    Interesting domains (insurance - who knew?!)

    Cons

    Dev mgrs often stronger devs than mgrs
    Aggressive schedules risk burnout
    Inter-team communication/alignment needs improvement
    Design quality can suffer under deadline pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't do everything at once - choose and communicate our business priorities. This is not the time to hedge our bets.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place for learning modeling!

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    Former Employee - Modeler  in  Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Modeler in Newark, CA

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    a company with strong background in modeling, and many modeling professionals. The work environment is fun and challenging.

    Cons

    Must be able to work independently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A software company that won't admit it.

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    Current Employee - Senior Catastrophe Modeler  in  Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Catastrophe Modeler in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are comparable (perhaps better) than similar companies. Work schedules are flexible and RMS is generous with providing the hardware and software needed to do the work required.

    Cons

    RMS employs a lot of smart people with PhDs. The conflict between educated people can sometimes be petty as they become more concerned with recognition of their work rather than the relevance of their work to the current project. Also, RMS prides itself on being on the cutting edge of science but does not always understand that advancing science cannot always be scheduled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hire in and be ready to step in…step up…and perform!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A great "25 years young" company that continues to innovate and redefine itself, and the industry it serves.

    Cons

    New / Hired - In Management inexperience with no incentive to learn the industry.

    Excessive Marketing staff and focus. Should invest more heavily in product and model development to exceed client expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make thoughtful decisions that put your clients' needs first, and everybody wins!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent work, a little bit chaos but trying to get better

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

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

    Pros

    1. Work are some what challenging.
    2. Flexible hours
    3. Have some growing opportunities.
    4. The company is trying to do better.

    Cons

    I just started several month ago, it seems everyone is trying to be nice to me. So I think i am still in the end of honeymoon period.
    Feel a little bit politics.
    Hope the company can be better and treat me better and better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized and transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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