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Updated September 10, 2017
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  • Very much still an "old boys club" - very few senior positions for women and even less for part-time workers (in 6 reviews)

  • too many arrogant 'old boys' who believe they know it all (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "not much to say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RM full-time

    Pros

    not much to say about it

    Cons

    not much growth opportunity in it


  2. "Strange Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation OK.
    Good opportunities if u happy the seniors

    Cons

    No ONSITE for experienced people.

    Advice to Management

    To management of RMESI. Please give onsite opportunities for existing employees. At several meetings we employees raised our concern on onsite opportunities. The management then made excuses like Not any onsite opportunity so far and In case if any such opportunities coming we will surely give. We believed it to the lack of openings. But recent days we could see that RM is in taking some freshers and giving onsite opportunities inleu of bond. Why don't can follow this pattern to existing employees too. Why this differentiation.

    It's shame that even the fresh non experienced people joining in financial services are getting onsite opportunities but those who in other areas are giving none. .

    No use in having long exit interviews judging the cause of employees resigning. The reason is clear. The wrong way of handling employees, nothing else.

  3. "Good positions, but left to yourself and not much in the way of reviews or pay"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in schools engages you with a variety of different technologies.

    You're are the key to sorting and finding solutions for the clients you work with which can be very rewarding for yourself and for the schools.
    Generous pension scheme.

    Work/life balance can be great as you're working to the schools time tables and generally in local schools.

    Cons

    Annual reviews are poor, using the same key factors for everyone and not setting individual targets, and ignoring everything else that has been done.

    If you are doing your job well, then your rarely hear or see from anyone else in the company including your own manager.

    Pay is often ignored so when you get a job you can be on the same salary for years to come

    Company feedback seems redundant even though the same issues are bought up year upon year

    Rm do not do enough for the employees that work in schools we rarely have events planed for us but alway's hearing about head office events and the sales targets that theyve met

    Advice to Management

    Push for your employees voices to be heard. Don't just set and forget when placing an employee.


  4. "Good company to start with, not worth to stay for more that 3 years"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful set of colleagues, energetic, enthusiastic environment to work on.
    Good place to start a career
    Good infrastructure and resources
    Job security

    Cons

    Less pay, not adequate hike
    Senior colleagues bad at knowledge sharing
    Cheap means of cost cutting by management
    Technical teams lead by managers with zero technical knowledge


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and no huge stress on developers.
    Good facilities and on-site opportunities

    Cons

    Salary revision per appraisal is not much satisfying.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "On its way out"

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    Former Employee - Sakes
    Former Employee - Sakes
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people - but they are reducing rapidly
    Reasonable pay and benefits
    Little real management if you want to stay under the radar

    Cons

    Lots of yes men - old boys club
    Very few female managers or people of influence
    Minimal products to actually sell
    Lots of empire building and recreating of the wheel

    Advice to Management

    Hire some leaders who can inspire what talent you have left
    Stop paying lip service to decisions you don't agree with to keep yourself safe at the detriment of your people


  7. Helpful (5)

    "RM Education are in disarray"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Abingdon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Abingdon, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Passionate and talented individuals across the business
    - Innovative within the confines of the education market
    - Investment in training and development

    Cons

    - Cycle after cycle of redundancies in UK teams, large number of people every couple of years
    - Education has an ever growing funding gap and so spending on IT is becoming more limited
    - Strategy within it's technology division is not well executed
    - Teams and departments broadly operate in silos and so change is hard

    Advice to Management

    - Break down the silos and get people working together on executing strategy
    - Listen to your customers to ensure the right propositions are brought to market

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good.. But heavy workload.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RM full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start and learn
    Good internal systems
    Latest technologies and softwares

    Cons

    Salary is below average compared to similar companies.
    No freebies like snacks or tea now(it was there before).
    Late working is a hidden agenda

    Advice to Management

    Reduce workload of developers, because they are your main assest and they are human beings not slaves..
    "There is a limit to freebies" - not an ideal statement from the top management.


  9. "senior s/w engineer for 2 years"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Good developers to work with and good projects like Assessor in RM Results
    2) If we are lucky, can get to work with good technologies
    3) Some teams get more onsites compared to others; if you are lucky and impress the right people, there is chance for getting onsite
    4) If you learn to say 'no' as required and understand what happens around, you can work without overtime or weekend works.
    5) If you can understand people, you will get to know whom to approach for a solution as there are a lot of incapable people in leading roles who pretend to know solutions for everything.

    Cons

    1) Appraisal - don't expect much unless you are the most important resource OR you are the manager's soulkeeper
    2) Not much growth if you are a senior level developer > 5 yrs exp
    3) There can be times you feel miserable when you see people with no coding skills rise to Dev Lead position and ask you daily status. You will have a tough time making them understand the technical reason for a code fix.
    4) Frequent onsite opportunities are given only to network support and Business Analysts; Developers don't get much.

    Advice to Management

    1) Identify the people who just want to be process leads and avoid giving technical lead tasks to them; else this will demotivate the developers who work under them.
    2) Technical leads need to be guides to the junior developers and set the right model. Their objectives are just to ensure quality delivery than motivating the developers. Some avoids taking tasks and pretends like a boss instead of helping team objective. (Not all, there are some great leads who help all and sets example; identify and grow them)
    3) Salary and appraisal- Not much expectations, but employees can be valued more. Also, try to retain good employees, this will motivate others as well.


  10. "Good Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at RM full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, less internal politics compared to other companies. Work pressure is very low and lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is low and appraisals are not satisfactory.


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