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Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Risk Management Solutions Chief Executive Officer Hemant Shah
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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. "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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "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


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Definition of Insanity"

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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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, outstanding benefits, strong models (for now)

    Cons

    Inept executive committee members who continue to make the same mistakes over and over while expecting the outcome to be different each time. Morale is at an all time low through out most of the offices. Stealthy layoffs occur weekly. Executives are disconnected, by choice, from the employees working their tails off to meet the aggressive and unrealistic deadlines - then pat themselves on the back when those deadlines are miraculously met. However, miss a deadline and lose your job.

    Parent company is upset about losing a ton of money as a result of the cloud debacle, and rightly so; however, the CEO is responding like a spoiled child. Dismantling teams that work well, moving all but modeling and software groups to India for no other reason than because he can. This was a great company to work for just a few years ago - when the CEO was touting how he believes in a culture focusing on feeling like you're part of a big family. Now, he's abandoned that culture, is setting us up for failure on a daily basis, and is looking to cash in.
    When your CEO no longer believes in, or cares for his own company, there's a problem that can't be fixed until he leaves.

    Advice to Management

    To the CEO - either care about the people who have to work to make a living for their families or please get out. We're not your personal ant farm to play with - we are people who weren't as lucky as you to be given a company as a gift from dad. Pay attention to what the employees who are doing the work are saying. Getting models out fast and broken is destroying the company's reputation among our clients. Slow down and get things right...please.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "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?


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Invoicing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Loved my job so much!

    Cons

    Wish the company stayed here


  7. "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

  8. "Great Place to work, a bit unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great people, decent salaries, amazing work life balance.

    Cons

    Unorganized, much wasted money. Need to get rid of some dead weight


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Support Product Management"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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