Risk Placement Services Reviews

Updated 22 Sep 2020

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3.0
41%
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50%
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Risk Placement Services President Joel Cavaness (no image)
Joel Cavaness
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "100% work from home opportunity, great team atmosphere(in 9 reviews)

  • "RPS will always invest in employees who want to better themselves(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "little to no(in 3 reviews)

  • "No growth, no raises, not enough staff, no training, system slow and freezes, no moral, employees are unhappy and dissatisfied(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company for Seasoned Brokers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Placement Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic and the fact that they are Gallagher owned adds to some of the opportunity. As the largest MGA in the country, they have great relationships across the industry. Everyone truly works together across all branches to drive in revenue.

    Cons

    Because this a larger wholesale operation, it can be difficult to find resources efficiently. However, they are working on this currently and RPS is rebranding itself.

  2. "Low salary"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Placement Services full-time

    Pros

    Convenient place to work in Georgia

    Cons

    Management is untrained, and not honest


  3. "Beware"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Uniondale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Placement Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers and middle management

    Cons

    Upper management is ruthless, does not care about work life balance or stretching employees so thin to the point of insanity. Understaffed

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  4. "Mixed feelings"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Underwriter in Poulsbo, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Placement Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work from home partly, easy to approach management, flexible schedule, good time off and benefits

    Cons

    Poor training, no raises at all for years, poor communication, constantly under staffed.

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  5. "Sexist Management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst/Developer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Risk Placement Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At first train you with a mentor

    Cons

    Drop you in a hole if something happens to your mentor.

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  6. "Okay place to work if you like being micro managed"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Processor 

    I have been working at Risk Placement Services full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, quick to learn.

    Cons

    Micro managing and overall non trusting company of it's employees

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from Meriden, CT office"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Meriden, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Risk Placement Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say

    Cons

    This has been the worst job I've ever had! The environment is unfriendly and the co-workers are toxic and disrespectful. -Poor management -Overworked -Unprofessional -Clicky co-workers -Unpleasant people to work with -Unsupportive management team

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  8. "Broker"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Risk Placement Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, fun team

    Cons

    Nothing, I love my job and coworkers

  9. "Stay out of your way for most part"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Risk Placement Services full-time

    Pros

    Let you do you what you need to do to get the job done; Gallagher as parent co gives more credibility to this division

    Cons

    gets in the way of operational efficiencies

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your back"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Risk Placement Services full-time

    Pros

    There are opportunities, but don't count on any respect or ethical behavior. Take what builds your resume and get out.

    Cons

    Sexist, favorites, good old boys club, greedy, tight with sharing the wealth, lie ALL THE TIME, ETC. Mangers are terrified to speak up because the President will throw a temper tantrum and will retaliate.

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    Risk Placement Services Response

    Recruitment Marketing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience. What you are reporting is troubling because it does not align with our values. All RPS employees are held accountable for their performance. RPS is committed to promoting equal employment opportunities at every level of the organization and adhering to industry best practices in recruitment. All employees, no matter their background, are held accountable for achieving performance objectives to retain their positions or move ahead in the company. We investigate any allegations brought to our attention and will take appropriate action. We want to address your concerns. You can reach out to the Corporate Human Resources Department or the Ethics and Compliance Hotline, which provides the opportunity to remain anonymous and we prohibit retaliation, at (888) 878-6236. RPS strictly prohibits acts of retaliation against any person for reporting an issue in good faith or for cooperating in an investigation.

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