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Risk Management Solutions Senior Engineer Reviews

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

  • Work life balance is pretty bad (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Smart people trying to solve difficult problems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (17)

    "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "OK to work here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    RMS has very good employee friendly policies and provides competitive salary also.

    Cons

    RMS management is not so good.


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  5. Helpful (18)

    "They asked me to write a review then laid me off"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - I don't work there anymore.
    - Flexible schedule since management doesn't know where you are or what you are doing.

    Cons

    - No interaction with management
    - Can't deliver a "next generation" product
    - Constantly changing priorities, technologies, vision, etc. (Ex. Identifying me as someone that might be willing to write a positive review on Glassdoor then laying me off)

    Advice to Management

    Executive Management should step aside and bring in someone that can develop and execute a vision for the company.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Overall a good company for the previous five years"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Able to learn a lot of new technologies. They are keeping changes with different new things.

    Cons

    Recently went through some changes due to financial issue.


  7. Helpful (20)

    "Layoffs !!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lunch and snacks
    - free gym, and shuttle to bart station

    Cons

    - They laid off half of the organization (includes Software engineer, QA, HR, Product Management)
    - RMS (One) is failure and now they are trying to re-build it using open stack
    - They don't know what platform they wanna build
    - No vision
    - Hiring and firing company (some engineers were hired 6 months back and now they got laid off)
    - After laid off they only gives 6 days for H1b people to find a new job

    Advise: don't join this company ( they will try to give you more money and after some time you will get laid off or get fired) before joining this company please talk to some one who worked for RMS in past.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire and fire


  8. Helpful (20)

    "Time to go?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and attractive benefits..there is the hook for incentives and motivation.
    Great story and history of the company and where it wants to go
    Great company with scientific modeling capabilities and well respected experts in fields of meteorology.

    Cons

    Time for a reality check...Rms (N)One was a completely over ambitious gamble with no fall back plan and things are now going very wrong. Unfortunately, the same story of believing in the arrogance without any history of delivering products on time, and with any quality.. Is now haunting with very worrisome consequences.Over spending this time WILL catch up...what client will buy a product or service or a promise, why stick around with the prospect of more illusion?

    Advice to Management

    You don't listen, so why would we expect you to change? This was a great company, is this what you wanted, Hemant?


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fast pace environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a fact paced environment. You will learn new things in a very short period of time.

    Cons

    RMS at ground level doesn't follow much of the software development processes. So it becomes a bit challenging to perform in such environment

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Used to be a great place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Risk Management Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are quite a few great employees there to work with. Smart and hard working people. And there is a lot of cool technology to work on.

    Cons

    For a company that excels at catastrophe modeling, it is sure clueless how to model a great company. Upper management celebrate those that make them look good, aka PhD in BS. Those that want to be truthful about issues that, if resolved, could really do a lot of good are shunned or given a "package". And it doesn't matter if you are a new, a veteran, a quiet, or an in your face employee. The MO for these guys is, if you have a dissenting comment, get the hell out.

    Advice to Management

    What ever happened to "our employees are our greatest asset"? Now it is, "limit regrettable attrition", and 5 seconds later, "what's regrettable about this person leaving?". Fire the upper management and get some people who know what a positive working environment is.


  11. "review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Best Working Environment to work

    Cons

    Overall good place to work

    Advice to Management

    none