Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Nice People, Relatively Strong Leadership Team, Uncertain Future

    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my experience, the vast majority of the employee population at RMS are nice, helpful, collaborative, and extremely smart. All good things! They offer the standard benefits that you would expect from most companies in the valley. Career development opportunities are improving and are more abundant in certain groups within the organization. The CEO is mission driven and really cares about the future of the organization and its employees.

    Cons

    RMS is at an inflection point right now and the future success of the organization seems uncertain. Even with that being said, I would recommend RMS to friends who can absorb some level of risk and want to roll up their sleeves, do interesting work, and really make an impact within the company and on an entire industry!


  2. Account Manager

    • 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

    Pros

    Boss very supportive of career development. Good salary/benefits. Nice office environment.

    Cons

    Frequently changing company aims/strategy. More team bonding needed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the team bonding outside of the workplace. Don't promise what you can't deliver.


  3. Helpful (21)

    Robbers of your youth!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There are some smart and nice people here,

    Cons

    BUT middle management is hand-picked by the senior management and senior management are a bunch of people who are personal friends of the CEO and can do no wrong (not to mention stuck in the dark ages of tech). The reason there were massive layoffs and the reason why they are having to release a new version of a program that was supposed to be defunct is because of their lack of intelligence and management. Model development is where science goes to die in the Newark office. You will leave here with fewer prospects than when you started as you see models being built in EXCEL, freaking EXCEL! They use 1990s technology, SQL, really?! DO not work here if you want to advance your career as a scientist or a janitor or even just a guy who hangs out on the street in front of buildings, you will regret it!

    Advice to Management

    Hold the people really responsible for failure accountable. When I went to HR to complain about the unfair hiring and promoting and general business practices I was told they were powerless to do anything because the high ups refused to let them take action (And they said this isnt the first time they had had this complaint!). Let HR do their damn jobs!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great people to work with!

    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn from experienced people at the company. It is a challenging industry to be in and people are always ready to help.

    Cons

    Lot of uncertainty in the company because of the challenge of building a cutting edge platform. Management is undecided on what strategy to choose. There is internal politics and upper management does not communicate the vision properly

    Advice to Management

    There should be a proper product strategy and then stick with it


  6. Helpful (21)

    Disappointed

    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice little things like free lunch once a week, volunteer days when everyone goes to help out somewhere, ping pong tables, swag like decent backpacks.

    Cons

    Communication failures, leading to delivery failures, followed by poor reorganizations, followed by layoffs and a failure to learn and grow, repeating the cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Hold to the vision!


  7. Helpful (1)

    OK to work here

    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    RMS has very good employee friendly policies and provides competitive salary also.

    Cons

    RMS management is not so good.


  8. Helpful (11)

    Recent Lay offs

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Model built unique in the industry .Good campus , Free food , games.

    Cons

    Very bad planning , no proper recognition for hard work . They expected a lot from the employees for "RMS one " , insisted to be present in the office on all Saturdays with no exception for two long years , to answer calls in mid-night , all holidays and finally they let go really good & hard working people . Who ever chose the list went more by their personal likes & dislikes and not based on the individual skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in defining the objective & more time in planning .


  9. Helpful (9)

    SDET

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

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good colleague reationship, good work-life balance

    Cons

    bad salary, they are laying off, no transparnecy


  10. Helpful (1)

    Loved the company but concerned about its current direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing career progression opportunities, solid business model, market leader, innately high value offering that gets premium pricing, treat performing employees well, and good benefits.

    Cons

    The company has temporarily lost its way in the last year and is looking to regain its footing. For some that might be a warning sign. For others it is a strong opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    RMS needs much stronger operational and execution leadership to execute against its compelling vision and strong market position.


  11. Helpful (2)

    If you are going to work for a corporation this is a good one

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    RMS has lots of kind, intelligent, people with a good work ethic. Working here offers an interesting vantage point into the insurance industry and lots of opportunities to learn and make connections. DMGT is a supportive owner, and the RMS leadership is enthusiastic and connected to the business.

    Cons

    RMS has stumbled recently regarding overly high expectations with the RMS(one) strategy. Although RMS plans to continue with the strategy, the plan is to refine scope, delay release, and adjust projected revenue accordingly. As a result layoffs occurred. It was very disappointing to see colleagues hired only to be let go a few months later. As well as long time very respected colleagues lost for political reasons.

    Advice to Management

    I am hopeful RMS will land on its feet. Already I see more cross departmental communication, and transparency. The new technology strategy is very promising. There are lots of talented people, we simply need to execute.



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