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Risk Management Solutions Newark Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Work life balance is pretty bad (in 8 reviews)

  • Large iniative to roll out new flagship product RMS One, bombed in Apri 2014 (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to work loosing its luster."

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The field that company operates in is interesting.

    Cons

    Re-orgs are the norm and always the next one is round the corner.


  2. "My experience: just a big name for civil engineers!"

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    Former Intern - PI Model Development in Newark, CA
    Former Intern - PI Model Development in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions as an intern

    Pros

    Nice location, modern office, free unhealthy snacks, free lunch once a week. Challenging and some interesting projects in the model development department to work on. Opportunity to learn if you are an eager learner.

    Cons

    Too much politics is going on in RMS: my direct manager expressed to another manager who was about to hire me that I have finished only two out of three assigned projects for some reasons while I did work till the last minute to deliver all he asked for. The environment is not that friendly and management style is to not-appreciate employees work to justify expecting more results in the next project. I personally encounter one insanely rude manager in an internal interview which was the worst part of my experience.

    Advice to Management

    The risk of a dramatic change in a catastrophe scenario can change the total loss more significantly than the accuracy of RMS models.

  3. "Cloud Platform Engineering a Good Place to Be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lack of / minimum Politics

    Cons

    Need more work life balance


  4. Helpful (18)

    "Poorly Managed and Loves to Repeat Itself..."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch on Thursday, Smart People, Decent Pay

    Cons

    Very poor management, especially in the engineering and finance departments. Lots of interdepartment fighting and bickering. Management does not seem to care about their employees, and most of the good ones have left. Over 100 employees across the company have left in the last 1-2 months, many fed up with the politics and lack of accountability.

    The culture is very poor and morale is at an all time low. If you are considering joining, consider elsewhere. They pay higher and have inflated titles because no one wants to work there. Beware. Read the other reviews and you'll see.

    If they could just get their act together with some real leadership, they have so much potential.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Support Product Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many people at RMS have worked there a long time, which gives you the opportunity to build good relationships.

    Cons

    In the past few years, the software dev leadership has been in turmoil, but this seems to be stabilizing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees informed.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Light years away from innovation"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - free lunch once a week
    - gym on campus

    Cons

    Everything relies on outdated technology (everything is based on excel, no version control, no open source interest...) and the leaders are very happy with it. There is no push to improve this. If you want to be fluent in the in-house proprietary software, then it will be great. Otherwise, well, you're in the silicon valley, heart of technology innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Be at least open to taking risks and using technology that isn't 15 years old


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Find something better"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch on Thursdays.

    Commute.

    You will be well trained in company politics at all levels. Which could very well be useful down the line in your own career.

    Cons

    Work life balance is pretty bad. I felt overworked and underpaid most of the time there.

    You will be told "It's a big company that still wants to operate like a startup". Which basically means you will work like you are in a startup but you wont get any richer if the company succeeds. Though you will face the axe if the company fails.

    There is always a ton of work to do so it makes it hard to take time out and look for other opportunities. Think twice about this before getting stuck in this quicksand.

    Advice to Management

    Work on building solid company culture. It feels like a bunch of school kids are running the show.

  8. Helpful (24)

    "CEO on a hamster's wheel !!"

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    Former Employee - Cloud Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Cloud Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay with good perks!

    Cons

    CEO has lost his mojo!
    Seems to be on a hamster's wheel now. Continues to rejig his team every 6 months but with same end result....no delivery of key cloud platform or increase in sales.
    The Service, Sales, and Cloud delivery teams are in complete disarray and DMGT will be well served now replacing the CEO for his failed execution.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like a hamster on a wheel.
    DMGT should take the tough call to replace the CEO!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people. So much talent. Flexible Hours.

    Cons

    Too much turnaround. Too much uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure what you're doing but I hope it works out.


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Only Dark Clouds for the Cloud Strategy!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks low bar to work

    Cons

    RMS CEO initiated transitioning the company to a Cloud based Service Provider about 5 years ago!
    The CEO has made a lot of changes along the way, fired a lot of top management brass but the outlook still remains dark.
    The team has only been able to virtualize systems and that is now Cloud!
    It is time that CEO takes a step back and bring in the Real Cloud Team and stop wasting millions on his failed strategy!

    Advice to Management

    It is time DMGT board considers replacing the CEO that has continually failed for now more than years!


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