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Risk Management Solutions Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, decent salaries, amazing work life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • The company is filled with smart people who know both the product and the customers extremely well (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 (12)

    "Qulaity engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Transitioned from Waterfall to agile, Work Life balance is consistent

    Cons

    Its a flat structure and few of the Management people are new hence there are no old employees in the company who actually know the core product


  2. Helpful (21)

    "Not a bad place to work, but not recommended for the ambitious"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is decent overall and on par with market standards
    Offices are nice and clean
    Smart people
    Good place for those that do not wish to work very hard but rather climb the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    People care more about their ego and how they look than getting the best results. This results in the blame game, power hungry middle managers and a lack of learning opportunities. Expect to work only on what is in your job description. It's difficult to take initiative because of all the bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Look deeply at who you've chosen as your leaders. There are many areascof the company where poor leaders are squandering really smart people and limiting their productivity and learning opportunities. The company would benefit from training all the leaders on creating a culture that motivates people.

  3. Helpful (18)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work was interesting. The product is also interesting

    Cons

    Management isolated from line staff. Management forgetting the core business to pursue "a second product" . Management full of hubris.

    Advice to Management

    My suggestions to Hemant. 1. Read Asktheheadhunter and fire the HR department. 2. Walk around the floor LISTEN to line staff both modelers and programmers. Build bridges between programming and model development.


  4. Helpful (15)

    "Titlle"

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    Current Employee - Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any right now

    Cons

    Not many that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant re-orgs and work on valuing your employees, they are not slaves


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting & valuable company mission - some challenges trying to sustain growth"

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    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    energetic founder CEO who cares about the company mission
    good compensation
    seemed like there was a rewarding and fairly rare balance of academic and commercial work for those in the model development department

    Cons

    company is following an ambitious technology strategy - seems like this has caused some uncertainty & stress for developers, perhaps to be expected for a firm that was traditionally more focused on models.
    location isn't all that exciting or conducive to socializing after work

    Advice to Management

    follow a strategy and structure that insulates the core business and protects it from collateral damage in the event that the technology play is delayed dangerously


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit, interesting work, mostly, highly skilled people

    Cons

    Politics, lots of bad managers

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and get rid of the politicians.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good people. Good place."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor and Trainer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor and Trainer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Salaries. Good managers. Good atpromotions

    Cons

    Very strict. Too much work on 1 person. Some managers there have no respect for the employees

    Advice to Management

    Chill out a little bit. Stop making people skip planned vacations. Put in a bonus incentive. Stop putting the company's success on 1 person's shoulders

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Think outside the box!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Modeler in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Modeler in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work is dynamic, challenging and very satisfying,
    Self-improvement in the field is encouraged,
    In constant contact with other organizations in the field,
    Very talented, intelligent co-workers,
    Balanced level of independence,
    Great work-life balance,
    Salary is competitive as compared to other companies in this field,
    Nice campus with gym, game center and cafeteria,
    Great culture and people in Newark office.

    Cons

    Benefits are OK,
    Compensation is low,
    Cafeteria provides relatively expensive meals, no more discounts and the quality decreased (not competitive with surrounding companies),
    Fast pace work environment (can be very stressful from time to time).


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Smart people trying to solve difficult problems"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good, and there have been improvements to work-life balance. Very smart people. There are opportunities to work in a more academic setting or business/client facing setting, depending on preference. The company is willing to let you find your interests and work with them.

    Cons

    There seems to be some mistrust between different organizations. While there is now a clear direction the company is headed, it took a long time to get that direction, and it is unclear if it's attainable.


  10. Helpful (24)

    "People Matter"

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    Former Employee - Director Level in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Director Level in Newark, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus, great lunches, plenty of challenges to overcome.

    Cons

    Executives and Senior Leadership. All about politics - kiss up or shut up. If you are experienced but are below the pay grade of the Senior Leadership team, watch out. They like to hear that all is well. Speak the truth and you get shot. If you are friends with the CEO and enjoy his boasting nature, you will do well.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back some of the management team you foolishly let go or just quit!


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