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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

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    The good, the bad, and the ugly..

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    A majority of this depends on your manager

    - A pretty fast pace work place and can learn and get things done depending on the size of your team and what you are involved in
    - Can move up quickly if people above you leave or move to another group (which happens pretty often)
    - You are given atonomy if you prove that you are an A+ employee
    - Free snacks and drinks in the kitchens
    - People in the company waste money like no other because there is no checks and balances, as long as your manager approves of it. (This can be a pro or con depending on how much you care about the company)
    - If you are in with senior management, you are set and you can almost do whatever you want and not get fired.

    Cons

    - The same work is done over and over and over again by different groups/people and is ultimately scrapped all together in the end which wastes everyone's time
    - People move around all the time and generally are put in roles that they are not technically qualified for but since they know the right people, managers they turn a blind eye with regards to their technical skills
    - People in middle management are there not because they were "promoted" but because people above them left. They are not given formal training which causes big issues in the end.
    - There is not enough communication among different groups which causes information to be lost
    - Compensation is way below average compared to the industry
    - TOO MUCH POLITICS AT THE TOP!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talented people are leaving left and right and no one is really doing anything about it.. DO SOMETHING! Get your act together before everyone leaves.

    Stop trying to set unachievable goals just to appease clients. Develop a backbone and learn to say no.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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
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