Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    special in bay area

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    flexible
    exciting sometimes
    a lot of smart people

    Cons

    need better designer to improve the performance

    Advice to Management

    discuss more and test more

  3. Helpful (11)

    Learned about insurance industry, but glad I didn't stay there longer than 1 year.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions

    Pros

    My immediate supervisor was good.

    Cons

    No women in upper management, some slimy guys in upper managment

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  5. Helpful (17)

    They asked me to write a review then laid me off

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Newark, CA

    I worked 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

    - I don't work there anymore.
    - Flexible schedule since management doesn't know where you are or what you are doing.

    Cons

    - No interaction with management
    - Can't deliver a "next generation" product
    - Constantly changing priorities, technologies, vision, etc. (Ex. Identifying me as someone that might be willing to write a positive review on Glassdoor then laying me off)

    Advice to Management

    Executive Management should step aside and bring in someone that can develop and execute a vision for the company.

  6. Helpful (17)

    Company In Chaos - Beware

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

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

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

    Pros

    Tries to be employee friendly. Includes education & training, free lunch one day/week, nice environment & campus.

    Cons

    Lack of clear vision and reality of what it takes to create a major cloud-based platform and product suite resulted in massive frustration and massive layoffs and massive employee attrition. To the latter point, hundreds of people have either been terminated or otherwise left the company in calendar Q2 and Q3 of 2014.

    Advice to Management

    To succeed with RMS(two), create a separate and independent subsidiary with the appropriate skills and experience.

  7. Helpful (10)

    Layover or stopover company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Guy in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Network Guy in Newark, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, gym, 1 day free lunch, competitive compensation
    Try to get in the right department or group and you should be ok
    Cash cow company so got $$
    Great learning opportunity, especially cloud related, to move to another company

    Cons

    appear to have unfair hire and fire mentality under poor management
    Certain departments or BU have low morality due to management
    All the money seems to go to a fatter middle management meaning more manager and directors. Did I just say too many chiefs and not enough peons
    Certainly doesn't have the startup feel as to talk or work with others. It is highly structured environment - depending on your role, expect to open tickets just to talk to someone or attend lots of meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Cloud platform/service management team is the newest boy of the block but appear to be the bad apple in the bucket. The Cloud top management has only been around for 3 years and I would give them an "F" each year. Sadly enough, all the money is going into the cloud which is great if you can get into that group to learn and leave.
    If someone does end of working here, make sure you are in the right department and have a good manager
    My main advice is to top management - talk to your top engineers. Make sure it is safe for them to talk so that may be you will get a clue

  8. Helpful (32)

    Lack of Accountability from Senior Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning to be had for someone who would like experience in the Insurance/Reinsurance Cat Modeling Business

    Cons

    Large iniative to roll out new flagship product RMS One, bombed in Apri 2014. Since then, the CEO has repeatedly said that he is ultimately responsible numerous times. Meanwhile, he has begun major layoffs. I witnessed, just today, at least 10 people in my off be walked out. The company can afford to pay for lunch every Wednesday, keep a fully stocked free snack bar, pay in for a company perks plan and the other numerous programs that wasteful spending is done on, and they can't afford to pay employees? They knew this was a problem in April, and yet continued to hire more people; including paid graduate interns. This company has proven its just like every other company. For all the lip service about valuing employees, at the end of the day, employees don't matter at all.

    Advice to Management

    Buck up and take responsibility for your mistakes. Hemant Shah should step down or be terminated for his complete and utter failure as a leader.

  9. Helpful (7)

    There are lot of opportunities to learn and grow

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

    I worked 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

    Interesting line of business. Overall compensation is good

    Cons

    No work life balance and no vision

    Advice to Management

    Please have some vision before hire people and keep good people with domain knowledge. Make sure every employee has work and life balance

  10. Helpful (19)

    Layoffs !!

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

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

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

    Pros

    - lunch and snacks
    - free gym, and shuttle to bart station

    Cons

    - They laid off half of the organization (includes Software engineer, QA, HR, Product Management)
    - RMS (One) is failure and now they are trying to re-build it using open stack
    - They don't know what platform they wanna build
    - No vision
    - Hiring and firing company (some engineers were hired 6 months back and now they got laid off)
    - After laid off they only gives 6 days for H1b people to find a new job

    Advise: don't join this company ( they will try to give you more money and after some time you will get laid off or get fired) before joining this company please talk to some one who worked for RMS in past.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire and fire

  11. Helpful (18)

    Poor C-level leadership besides CFO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, CA

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

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

    Pros

    It was fun till operations started hiring to support new cloud initiative.

    Cons

    Product in the cloud will not work, poor choice in the future. Too much data, security issues and stability will be a problem for RMS one to work.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and ride off into the sunset.

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