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"RM: Not a bad place to work."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oxford, England (UK)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oxford, England (UK)
No opinion of CEO

Pros

RM sells educational software and content to schools of all ages across the globe and thus they have a wide variety of products which use many different technologies - in other words, you can gain a lot of experience in a short amount of time.

Your colleagues will usually be very capable in their job, and you're unlikely to have a problem with someone not doing what is expected of them. In fact most people will go out of their way to complete a project.

RM also likes to award its employers with various non work related outings, such as Ferrari racing day, ice karting or a simpler meal at a restaurant. They also organise a outdoor party once a year with fair ground rides, music, food and the odd drink.

RM also works very hard to reduce its carbon footprint.

Cons

You may find yourself stuck constantly maintaining old programs, with little or no documentation on how to proceed, and you may need to switch back and forward between projects at the drop of the hat.

If you aren't interested in Line Management then your options for career progression are limited, it seems if you have never do line management then you aren't capable to do any type of management. However, if you are lucky enough to be in management then your opinion seems to carry more weight than someone else with more experience.

Professional progression is easier, people are encouraged to go on courses but unfortunately this is of low priority and usual never quite comes about.

The company also seems unable to be unable to trust its employees. Project server is used to record progress on projects although this must always add up to your full working hours regardless of overtime you've spent and seems more like a way to keep an eye on you. Also, the internet is heavily filtered, usually to the same level as exists in primary schools as it uses exactly the same system, so expect to be stopped from visiting some website on a daily basis.

Advice to Management

Try to trust your employees more. Sometimes the best ideas come from bottom. Having fun at work is not necessarily a bad thing.

Other Employee Reviews for RM

  1. "Data entry"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at RM as a contractor

    Pros

    RM has a clean, nicely designed and well-lit office in the Milton Park complex. It is situated in beautiful Sutton Courtenay. There are some beautiful houses there. They lay on food quite regularly. It is mostly a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Everyone was selling their houses in Sutton Courtenay because of the expansion of Didcot into their beautiful village. There was an awful sense of a cloud advancing over the land.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good start for a Graduate or to start a career

    Cons

    Business requirements change often, so need to be ready for change

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