Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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Risk Management Solutions President Hemant Shah
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Pros
  • good colleague reationship, good work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • meritocratic organisation - smart people do well (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Large iniative to roll out new flagship product RMS One, bombed in Apri 2014 (in 9 reviews)

  • Should invest more heavily in product and model development to exceed client expectations (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    What a vision!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Just came back from RMS' Exceedance client conference. What can I say? It's amazing to see the vision of RMS -- these are the smartest guys in the cat modeling business, and they sure know how to show it. We were all impressed by the promises of having HD models and the RMS(one) platform coming out this year. Back on track, baby! And this time it is for real, just look at all the great slides we were able to admire. There is just an abundance of honesty coming from the expanded RMS leadership team that everybody in the room felt.

    Cons

    None really. These were the last re-orgs in the company I'm sure, and now it's off to a great future. Next client conference I would like to have real champagne though - stop the cheap wine and beer.

    Advice to Management

    Things are moving in the right direction. Continue to bring in world class outside talent to the company - that's great thinking outside the box. The more you start over, the better for the new products.


  2. Technical Services Engineer

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    Current Contractor - Technical Services Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Contractor - Technical Services Engineer in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are awesome to work with

    Cons

    Senior management needs to have daily scrum meetings with directors and department managers to help facilitate project goals.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Think outside the box!

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

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work is dynamic, challenging and very satisfying,
    Self-improvement in the field is encouraged,
    In constant contact with other organizations in the field,
    Very talented, intelligent co-workers,
    Balanced level of independence,
    Great work-life balance,
    Salary is competitive as compared to other companies in this field,
    Nice campus with gym, game center and cafeteria,
    Great culture and people in Newark office.

    Cons

    Benefits are OK,
    Compensation is low,
    Cafeteria provides relatively expensive meals, no more discounts and the quality decreased (not competitive with surrounding companies),
    Fast pace work environment (can be very stressful from time to time).


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Fast Paced Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is very dedicated to getting products built that provide value to customers. They are open to new ideas and are working to correct course whenever needed. This can look like disorganization, but I feel they are making the right moves for the company. I see a lot of improvement.

    Cons

    Communication is being improved and new technical management is dedicated to making that happen.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Highly intelligent colleagues, supportive management, comfortable and challenging place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Newark, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    RMS has a great mission - to make the world a more resilient place. To achieve this, it has created a terrific business model that is very profitable. It provides a secure, stable environment with highly intelligent and talented colleagues. The work/life balance is real, not just a sales pitch - everyone starts with 20 days PTO plus 10 national holidays. People work hard, and there is stress (after all, it's WORK, not play), but it is very manageable compared to many organizations in Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    As with any growing organization, there are management challenges. The company sometimes lacks interdepartmental transparency and communication - a situation that leadership is addressing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire the best and the brightest. Don't settle for mediocre hires even with scarce human resources.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Great company, right direction, many perks, and some problems

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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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, the company is moving in the right direction regarding software development, though there are still problems. Flexible schedule. Free snacks. Free dinner every day. Free lunch once a week. Gym. Team outings are paid by the company.

    Cons

    Very bad organization of different teams interacting with each other. One team blocked by another is a normal thing. Some approaches used during development of software are very questionable and bring a lot of hassle without any benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Get some people experienced in software development to organize development processes. Teams constantly blocked is waste of company's money.


  8. Helpful (2)

    RMS is an exciting and fun place to work doing cool stuff with really smart people.

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    RMS has a special culture with a great proportion of the employees being extremely passionate and energetic. Being an innovative growth organization requires frequent change which is coupled with great career opportunities and growth. Those who are courageous enough to adapt quickly, seize these opportunities and bring fellow colleagues along can achieve great success.

    Cons

    With great passion for RMS and what we do it's sometimes difficult to switch off because its in my blood. But honestly, I'm grateful to be in a career that I enjoy at a company I'm proud to be a part of and have helped shape over the years. I'm thankful that I have been patient enough and smart enough to stick with RMS over the past 10+ years through the evolution of this organization and personally share in it's success.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and acknowledge our employees as they are our greatest asset! Our employees are integral to our past current and future success.


  9. Delightful workplace with very intelligent people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing office. Very intelligent and capable people in all divisions (modeling, software, support, sales, marketing, etc...) Plenty of growth potential as well.

    Cons

    Can be a little bureaucratic at times. Lots of bright people so sometimes it feels like people are in positions below their competence level.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for talented people that are stuck in a rut, advancement-wise. Don't put on RMS(one) blinders, there are plenty of nowgen products that still need attention. The constant reorganization can be tiresome as well...


  10. Helpful (1)

    A market leader AND disrupter

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in Newark, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company with extremely strong market share and financials, but willing to completely disrupt the market space by embracing new technology (cloud) and introducing more open and resilient IP (risk models). It's kind of like a start up, but with no chance of running out of money. Also, the culture is positive - its about what we can achieve, not deliver or else....

    Cons

    Being part of a disrupter strategy is not for the faint of heart. The environment is fast-paced by necessity and every decision is critical - which turns up the pressure. Also, we're inventing something that has never existed, so there are nay-sayers in the industry and to some extent among customers.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Some growing pains, but huge opportunities ahead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Number 1 in the industry. Small company that is doing some big-company things. Great upcoming release that could really change the industry. Passionate CEO. Continually changing and evolving.

    Cons

    Some growing pains with promoting technical people into managerial roles without the proper training. Broad company branding/recognition is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch with the employees and with the evolving technology. Focus on manager training and employee development.



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