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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

I have been working at RiskMetrics

Pros

I work at RMG because of the people, culture, growth (personal & professional) and opportunities. I know I could make more money elsewhere but I'm doing what I love with people I really like. One of the cool things is that RiskMetrics encourages us to focus on our strengths to guide our careers.

Cons

At times, RMG needs more strategic business focus and leadership. While we have grown enormously over our history, I believe we could have achieved even more if we had more focus and organizational clarity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

At this point (about to be sold to MSCI), the question is somewhat moot. So, for the new management, preserve the important parts of RMG culture as you integrate and change the business.

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    Entrepreneurial and free thinking culture is the main attraction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at RiskMetrics

    Pros

    - Relaxed and open atmosphere
    - Smart and motivated colleagues
    - Great for software developers wanting to build ambitious systems

    Cons

    - Lack of management focus
    - Ad hoc style of product development and delivery
    - Underinvestment in content development groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In regards to the merger with MSCI:
    - Please keep the free and innovative culture
    - Building a world-class analytics shop requires on-shore research and development talent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Toxic atmosphere, hostile work environment, disappointing salaries

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I worked at RiskMetrics

    Pros

    - casual dress code;
    - ability to telecommute;
    - app. 20 days of annual leave;

    Cons

    - hostile work environment;
    - toxic atmosphere;
    - unispiring management;
    - absolutely no oversight over the actions of the lowest-level management;
    - very disappointing base salaries in comparison to market rates;
    - annual bonuses are paid out at random, since no objective metrics are used to evaluate performance;
    - since there is no oversight and no objective metrics are used, promotions happen at random;
    - lack of true long-term strategy (it seems to change as often as the management);
    - questionable hiring practices;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RMG managers always talk about people being the most important asset of the company. I would go even further, people (their knowledge, skills, and experience) are the only asset that the company has. An inability to manage this asset is shocking. There is no managing going on at all most of the time. It is just all totally haphazard. The company can't retain talent. It appears to me that RMG retains and promotes the mediocre (at best).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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