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Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Risk Management Solutions Chief Executive Officer Hemant Shah
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  • Work life balance is pretty bad (in 9 reviews)

  • Large iniative to roll out new flagship product RMS One, bombed in Apri 2014 (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "SW Engineer"

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

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Free Gym, food and transit options. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours & some inefficiency in management.


  2. "Great People, Questionable Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent and dynamic company solving interesting industry problems.

    Cons

    Management constantly shaking up structure. Company is stuck in a permanent re-organization with new leaders every year.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being addicted to reorgs. Settle down on one strategy and shift to execution. All the structure changes in the world won't deliver RMS(one) to market.

  3. Helpful (14)

    "Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic"

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

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

    Pros

    nothing really - good location for folks in the East Bay

    Cons

    Cronyism at its finest. I was made many promises during the hiring process- not one was followed through on. In my time there I went through four re-orgs and five managers. 22 and 23 year olds with "senior management" roles. No work life balance whatsoever. Forget any tenure if you are female and over 45.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being addicted to reorgs. Settle down on one strategy and shift to execution. Fire the CEO. Layoffs occur in stealth mode. Entire offices are miserable. There are a lot of very good people in the lower ranks, but when you consider working here remember that the senior management that sets the tone. Stop posting bogus reviews and flagging the truthful ones. Stop talking about culture while letting your culture dissolve under waves of terminations. Culture is not bought or spoken. It is earned through years of trust.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized management team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    purpose driven , great pay and opportunity to modernize an industry

    Cons

    don't value employees and disjointed management structure

    Advice to Management

    listen to your staff more


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Client Solutions Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Client Solutions Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to take on projects and give
    - Work-life balance if that is your thing
    - No one watching over your shoulder
    - Take on assignments to prove skills

    Cons

    - Some folks are insecure and try to take credit for your work
    - Management seems clueless/amateur and lacks vision

    Advice to Management

    - Changes to the workforce every six months doesn't mean you are on your toes, it means you make so many bad decisions that you try to rectify very often..until next six months


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Free lunch once a week. Colleagues are amazing and super smart. Snack pantry and cereal at most locations.

    Cons

    Top management, middle management, technology knowledge all are horrendous, but top of industry in modeling. Seriously unable to put out a decent cloud based product, yet they keep throwing money at it. Layoffs occur in stealth mode. Entire offices are miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Take a break, take a good look at how miserable the majority of employees are, and listen to the clients! You throw around "client centricity" and yet don't listen to the clients. Oh, forgive me, you listen to the top 3 clients when they threaten to cancel. Hire a tech company to do the tech and stick to the modeling. Does anyone care how upset most clients are? Not the C level group, the ones actually using our products. This is a sinking ship and there will be no survivors.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Stop pretending this a software company"

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

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Steady revenue stream, although its shrinking
    Great place to coast
    Decent comp, not anything to write home about

    Cons

    Coasting on yesterday's laurels
    No real innovation other than cat models
    Company is not growing
    Flagship product will be real in the next 2+ years - if you can wait that long, great

    Advice to Management

    Wake up - the whole industry is changing. RMS is not immune to this seismic change
    Learn from IBM, HP - you live in a innovate or die world
    The company is worth more as parts than as a whole


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Trust you Instincts"

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

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    RMS has valuable IP. The company could potentially make a lot of money for its investors.

    Cons

    When you talk to the senior management, trust your instincts.

    Ask yourself if these seem like people who can run a functional organization. Ask yourself if it seems likely that they value their employees. There are a lot of very good people in the lower ranks, but when you consider working here remember that the senior management that sets the tone.

    Trust your instincts.

    Advice to Management

    If I were the CEO, I would ask myself this: Given the wealth of qualified, intelligent people you've recruited to fill out the company, why is everything always late? Why can't the company get things done?

    Does it seem likely to you that the PhDs with immense domain expertise and software experts who have succeeded elsewhere are the problem?


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have recommended to a few friends to apply for a job at RMS because it is a great place to work.
    Leadership (at least in my org) is visionary and inspiring, always trying to think “big”, working on interesting challenges to make an impact in our industry. Innovation is at the heart of RMS and “failure” is not a tabu but part of the path to success.
    There is no rigid hierarchy which means that you have the opportunity to express your ideas, propose solutions and get visibility and appreciation for your work (even if you are “only” an engineer). This is unique!
    Opportunity to learn new things and develop new skills is enormous and there are lots of talented people around.
    Over the past years there has been a few changes (reorg, technology choices, people turnover, etc…) but the net result has been positive.

    Cons

    Flexibility is recommended to fully enjoy working at RMS (btw, that’s a great skill to have in life too!).

    There is still room for improvements at RMS and that’s why young talents have opportunities to make an impact in their carrier.

    If you are for repetitive tasks, no brain work, routine, etc… you should avoid working here.

    Advice to Management

    Always stay connected to the base org


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