Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (19)

    Used to be a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    World-class personnel, above-average pay, decent benefits, nice perks like free food/ snacks.

    Cons

    This was a great company until it embarked on the great cloud platform adventure in 2012. The company hired a lot of senior people, and the CEO was convinced that clients would jump to the new product quickly and pay multiples for it. Despite numerous indicators that the software was not on track, the executive team plowed ahead to the inevitable crash in spring of 2014. After reevaluating, the company had to start over with the software, and in the process go through layoffs. Most of the good senior people have now left (COO, CFO, etc.), and only those hired in the last few years are trying to politically stake their claim. The company has lost its focus on the science and clients as it pursues the platform technology unicorn. It's sad how good this place used to be and what a shell of itself its turning into.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the top. Find people that are more client/ model focused. Hire a COO!


  2. Helpful (17)

    Company declining due to mismanagement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique predictive modeling solutions provides many potential opportunities to work on challenging projects.

    Cons

    Company grew to larger and bureaucratic. Style became more important than substance and management quality has declined.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to take responsibility for mistakes rather than continuing to find scapegoats to take the fall for poor performance


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good people. Good place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor and Trainer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor and Trainer in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Salaries. Good managers. Good atpromotions

    Cons

    Very strict. Too much work on 1 person. Some managers there have no respect for the employees

    Advice to Management

    Chill out a little bit. Stop making people skip planned vacations. Put in a bonus incentive. Stop putting the company's success on 1 person's shoulders


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Too little too late

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Things have been improving but could be little (or way) too late

    Cons

    - Not the smartest talent.
    - Too much internal politics
    - Higher management doesn't know how to keep employees motivated
    - Managers didn't know how to handle their subordinates

    Advice to Management

    Heading in the right direction but try to keep employees motivated other it could be a disaster.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Think outside the box!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).


  7. Helpful (5)

    Not great place to work at, but ok.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Projects were exciting to work on, the people are incredibly talented.

    Cons

    Little opportunity to advance as paths for advancement were always changing, poor work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic about being able to produce functionality within estimated timeframe.


  8. Helpful (14)

    Great concept but less than ethical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very innovative and recognized as a thought leader, good sales and the leading company in its field. Great place to learn and leave, Good on your CV

    Cons

    Very arrogant, not totally transparent with staff, creativity limited to leadership, misleads clients, not open minded and is too self absorbed to see what they do wrong,

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old boy network and focus on your clients.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Fast Paced Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Smart people trying to solve difficult problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is good, and there have been improvements to work-life balance. Very smart people. There are opportunities to work in a more academic setting or business/client facing setting, depending on preference. The company is willing to let you find your interests and work with them.

    Cons

    There seems to be some mistrust between different organizations. While there is now a clear direction the company is headed, it took a long time to get that direction, and it is unclear if it's attainable.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Interesting work, autonomy, great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    After working for both large corporations and start ups, RMS is a great size and a great fit for intelligent self-starters who are looking for interesting and meaningful work. RMS is looking to transform an industry that it helped to pioneer, which is no easy task and definitely comes with bumps along the way. However, the high caliber of the employees, level of independence and autonomy available, good compensation, and overall mission and goals of the company make RMS a great place to work.

    Cons

    There could be more clear and concise communication to employees, but this is something that the leadership team is clearly working on and has improved greatly over the last year. Additionally, the facilities, while quite nice, are not always competitive with many companies in silicon valley. If you can get over not having free food for every meal, the environment is still very good.

    Advice to Management

    In tough times, remembering the importance of a strong culture and giving employees the opportunity to have some fun will go a long way (it might even more important than when everything is going well)



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