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Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance / flexible and understanding managers (in 15 reviews)

  • Great people to work with who have great values and skills (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Used to be great, it's a shame really...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellshill, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellshill, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is a good friendly working atmosphere, very little, if any, back stabbing, everyone is keen to help each other get on with and do a good job.
    Staff really do care about customers
    Lip service paid to training so it's a good place to work when you're just starting out and keen to go on relatively cheap training courses
    No real expectation for work outside of working hours so good work/life balance.

    Cons

    When I joined RM (too long ago to mention) it was a great company to work for with great benefits for employees. However over the years this has all been striped down to the basic "what they have to give you".
    Poor management and poor prediction of profits has lead to a number of large round of redundancies reducing the headcount in the UK drastically.
    There is barely enough staff left in the UK to do what needs to be done
    Current staff are worried about when (not if) the next round of redundancies will come

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on how the divisions are doing so there are no half-year surprises
    Be honest with staff about the long-term plans, speculation is rife that the place is being setup for a sell-out and you will lose good staff as people worry about their futures and look elsewhere


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay package,bonus payouts on targets achieved,benefits for family(insurance,medi claims)

    Cons

    Limited growth ,closed to ideas,people with limited knowledge of respective domains get to lead roles.


  7. "RM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    long hours can spend a lot of time travelling


  8. "RM PLC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits package and working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Slow, unimaginative company. No real sense of drive or strategy. Unexciting place to work. The company was working in a declining education market, products were technically strong, but development processes were out dated, with no sophisticated approach to product market fit. Focus was mainly on cost management rather than innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being a more forward thinking software development business who really understand and add value to their customers.


  9. "TAM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Dudley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Dudley, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good working environment

    Cons

    If not at main office other branches tend to be ignored..

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customers and staff when they raise concerns about products i.e CC4


  10. "Great people, prospects limited though"

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

    I have been working at RM full-time

    Pros

    RM is a pleasant place to work - everyone fairly positive and supportive. They respect a life outside work. Good scope to work from home

    Cons

    Limited scope to get higher in some roles, not much of a social scene (mainly due to location), meagre pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Look to grow


  11. "Good Culture Limited Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good bunch of people who are genuinely passionate about improving teaching and learning through the intelligent use of technology. I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Opportunities are good for people in their early career but this relatively small company becomes more limiting as you progress. There's also a definite in crowd and you need to play the politics as well as perform.



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