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Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated March 6, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is pretty bad" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Large iniative to roll out new flagship product RMS One, bombed in Apri 2014" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Just joined - absolutely loving the new company and leadership"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Going after REALLY hard analytics problems with a modern SW stack, terrific scientists and researchers with deep domain expertise. Building some of the most complicated, analytics and data applications on the market.
    Terrific NEW upper management & board support, plenty of resources to attract the best talent
    A VERY nice modern HQ and great benefits
    New exec staff aligned to invest in the software, models, and foundation to make this an amazing place to be

    Cons

    Paying down tech debt but also investing in new products, services and capabilities
    Change management is happening on culture to ensure company-wide alignment (vs the old BU mentality)

    Advice to Management

    Amazing reboot of the culture and an investment on software, sciences and innovation. Keep it up!


  2. "a brand new company"

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

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

    Pros

    technical challenges, impact, new culture. tons of potential in company

    Cons

    traffic. much of what was broken is being resolved by the new leadership. culture change in progress

  3. "Great people, great opportunity to learn/grow, need better communications"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Relentless focus on building on the company's core strengths while leveraging modern technology to deliver highly differentiated products. Although things can get difficult from time to time, product quality and value delivery to the clients are never compromised. Many improvements to product development in the last year to ensure highly differentiated product market fit that will be delivered to market timely. People are very smart yet down to earth. Culture is improving (yet still slowly) to be more merit and performance-based with increasing support and training for managers and employees. Very committed to being at the forefront of risk analytics and management.

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of major changes. All are for good reasons but the reasons are not always clearly communicated to all levels of the organization and are easily misunderstood or misinterpreted.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize better and more frequent communications to the employee base, especially on topics that they care most about or might have a big impact on them. Explain as deeply the why (and not only the what and the how).


  4. "ok place for somebody looking to make/save a few extra dollars"

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    Former Employee - Junior Agent
    Former Employee - Junior Agent
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    good money and good hours

    Cons

    a little drama with staff


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of change in a short period of time"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally friendly and collaborative work environment
    Smart people with strong subject matter expertise
    Flexible work from home policy

    Cons

    Frequent changes in strategy and priorities
    High employee turnover


  6. "Poor management team"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are good (if you joined when the company was doing well)

    Cons

    The company seems to be going in the wrong direction with no outlook for growing revenues. It is hiring inexperienced first line managers to join as VPs and Senior VPs. These senior leaders only believe in sending jobs to low cost locations such as Colorado.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to CEO: Focus on improving the quality of senior leadership hires who will treat employees with respect and bring realistic business ideas to the table.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Company doesn't care about it's horrible work culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Very interesting and challenging domain
    - pay is good if you negotiate well
    - stable company
    - Nice office space
    - Free lunch once a week
    - Good work/life balance
    - RMS has 2 main teams. One team works on the new generation platform. If you are part of this team you get exposed to lot of new technologies.
    - The modeling team has very talented people who are specialized in the catastrophe modeling domain.

    Cons

    The part of the company that works on Core products, which basically maintains the 25+ year old product has a pathetic work culture. No diversity in terms race or gender. Full of male chauvenists who back each other and play a lot of politics. Very non-inclusive culture. Managers play favorites, based on gender (biased towards men), language spoken! Lot of important discussions happen while the managers gather outside for smoking! So, if you are a non-smoker/female/don't speak a particular language common to them all, you feel totally excluded.

    HR seems to ignore this inspite of bringing this to their attention.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to the work culture. It is not the kind of 'work' that keeps employees motivated. It is the kind of 'work culture' that the company cultivates keeps employees motivated. Don't just focus on keeping your customers happy. Keep your employees happy, the latter will automatically happen.

    In this era of #metoo, #LeanIn and other movements that are focusing on empowering women, it is unbelievable that HR does not care about doing something about this pathetic work culture.

  8. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Modeler in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Modeler in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good people

    Cons

    Low range pay in Bay Area


  9. "Reinvigorated with empowerment with new Executive Team"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - I have been with RMS for 3+ years and have seen the organization take significant changes- most notably within the past 6 months to hire an entirely new Executive Committee.

    - I learn (at least) one new thing a day. This company is stacked with the smartest in the industry and mostly everyone is happy to assist.

    - New Leadership team actually cares and shows support for business and professional development.

    - I have a great working relationship with my management and upper management. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    - The biggest hurdle as a company is getting over the past. Everyone knows about the past leadership and past decisions (RMS(one), Version 11...), but given most of the team is completely new- we can not let the past hold us down. This is a new dawn.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the good work that you have began. The culture has noticeably changed since the new Executive Committee. It is evident that the team is trying to regain confidence and credibility with clients and internal workers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great career choice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and a very flexible work environment. Benefits are excellent and company culture seems to be taking a turn in a very positive direction. I've been employed by RMS for almost a year and taking a position here was an excellent move for my career.

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes lacking within teams and amongst management.