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"Used to be good"

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Former Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)
Former Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Riskspan full-time (More than a year)

Pros

high on FI domain knowledge

Cons

low on software standards & coding practices

Other Employee Reviews for Riskspan

  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riskspan part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, positive people, flexible hours, applicable skills

    Cons

    Mostly desk work, assignments can be drawn-out

    Advice to Management

    Better explaining the reasons for certain assignments would increase employee's understanding and allow them to complete them better


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Entrepreneurial and nimble firm with lots of good opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of finance related companies limit your opportunities to do technical and analytical work based on your resume.I joined RiskSpan without a phD or financial modeling background but turned myself into a modeler by taking initiative and learning on the job. If you want to learn modeling and analytics, RiskSpan will provide you both the colleagues to teach you and the opportunities to learn.

    Many firms have a strict hierarchy of who presents in meetings with clients. At RiskSpan, if you are the expert, you present to the client. We had a guy who was presenting to senior executives from an S&P 500 firm 6 months after he graduated from college.

    If you have an idea, you can run with it. On multiple occasions, I was able to take time off from billable work to develop modeling products and write papers. These opportunities were given to others as well. This is very unusual compared to bigger firms I've worked at, where those opportunities seem reserved for the official research crew.

    Other pros:
    Fun office vibe.
    Nice People.
    Lots of model validation work gives deep and meaningful exposure to wide array of asset classes, business segments and modeling approaches.
    If you are not a travel project, there's pretty good flexibility with office time (ie, face time isn't a must).
    Very responsive and competent technical staff who run the company's proprietary Risk platforms.

    Cons

    Tysons corner rush hour traffic is terrible.

    Model Validation work can sometimes be a check the box exercise for clients so they may not be fully engaged (this is common across all the consulting companies though).

    Some people have been put on long term client projects without a big Riskspan team. This can be positive as you form a deep relationship with the client and this usually indicates you're doing a good job. But at the same time you can feel isolated from your colleagues. I think management has been trying more proactively to rotate people and generally is pretty responsive to requests to diversify the types of engagements, but like any consulting company, this depends on the pipeline and whether the bench can backfill.

    Advice to Management

    More all staff meetings to keep teams informed of pipeline and updated on strategic initiatives.

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