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Risk Management Solutions Software Engineer Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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Risk Management Solutions Chief Executive Officer Hemant Shah
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Pros
  • Great people, decent salaries, amazing work life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • The company is filled with smart people who know both the product and the customers extremely well (in 25 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 (4)

    "Smart people trying to solve difficult problems"

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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
    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 (15)

    "Find something better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch on Thursdays.

    Commute.

    You will be well trained in company politics at all levels. Which could very well be useful down the line in your own career.

    Cons

    Work life balance is pretty bad. I felt overworked and underpaid most of the time there.

    You will be told "It's a big company that still wants to operate like a startup". Which basically means you will work like you are in a startup but you wont get any richer if the company succeeds. Though you will face the axe if the company fails.

    There is always a ton of work to do so it makes it hard to take time out and look for other opportunities. Think twice about this before getting stuck in this quicksand.

    Advice to Management

    Work on building solid company culture. It feels like a bunch of school kids are running the show.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Principle Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers. Challenging technology.

    Cons

    Company has trouble shipping software. Still in the all or nothing model of software development. Feature creep means product never ship.

    Advice to Management

    Really understand what MVP (minimal Viable Product) means. Get something out that adds value, that current customers will use, and then elaborate and expand.


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "OK to work here"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (19)

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

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "SDET"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    good colleague reationship, good work-life balance

    Cons

    bad salary, they are laying off, no transparnecy

  8. Helpful (21)

    "Layoffs !!"

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    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


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Time for CEO to unveil his final plan"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Principal 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

    -Thursday free lunch
    -Gym and noon walk
    -Using some new technology
    -Coworkers are knowledgeable and nice

    Cons

    Used to be a very organized and harmonious company until the CEO wanted to put the product on the cloud. The idea itself is very innovative and appealing, but the implementation is really poor and off the track. CEO fired CTO after the final client meeting and blamed everything on the transparency between CTO and himself. Then CEO decided to launch his plan to reorganize the Dev and QA dept which would make the numbers look better before the next round of investment from the board. Most people are very disappointed and scared about the recent layoffs and current organization since now the CEO just wants to save his a** no matter how!! If one day we wake up and see the news like RMS is sold to some other company, we won't be surprised. There won't be anyone would cry for this company any more. All the people who had been working their a** off to bring out the ditched product, will eventually leave this company or let go. There is no loyalty or trust in this company or with this CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Time to think your retirement and backup plan, Hemant!!


  10. Helpful (21)

    "Time to go?"

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    • 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?