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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 (less than an 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

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  1. 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 (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
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    The good, the bad, and the ugly..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (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
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