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Revel Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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3.5
58%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
Approve of CEO
Revel CEO Vikas Kamran
Vikas Kamran
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Revel wants to be different and give people the autonomy to grow their career or maintain work-life balance for their schedule(in 11 reviews)

  • "The Leadership - The CEO is brilliant, and has a lot of smart people working for him(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "What's left of the pipeline is quickly drying up(in 10 reviews)

  • "The company is growing at such a rapid pace that sometimes there are informational gaps between leadership and associates(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revel full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and a great team

    Cons

    Don't have any negatives for the place

    Revel2019-10-14
  2. Helpful (12)

    "No Pipeline, No Leadership - eventually no company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with, if you can find them and are not on a solo project. Paychecks as long as you are on a project. Pay and benefits are solid.

    Cons

    The company is hemorrhaging talent due to the lack of jobs and pipeline. They do not really have business development staff (haven't for years) - instead they have relied upon Customer Managers, People Managers (of consultants on a project) and the Consultants themselves. They recently hired a 3rd party to look for opportunities, but in Oregon where there Revel doesn't have employees. This is definitely a "bro"... culture, so unless you are under 30, and male (preferably single) you may not do well. There are really no women in leadership roles, outside of the finance lead and the HR manager (who I believe is now outsourced to Motiv). Be sure to always agree with the mercurial mood swings of the CEO, who is a great idea person but is not the right person to guide the company out of this dark time. If you don't have a job when you end a project, you will most likely be laid off.

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    Advice to Management

    Rid yourself of the office downtown and go back to renting and save some money. Stop surrounding the CEO with yes-men, but instead look for competent people who have experience in rebuilding a company. The change in the past 5+ years is significant, and not heading in the right direction. A serious time of self-reflection is needed, although I doubt these words will be considered. I was with Revel quite a while..., and while saddened over the decline in the past 3-4 years, I wish them the best.

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    Revel2019-08-15
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Best place to learn entrepreneurship"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Revel is nearing the end of an internal digital transformation that is focused on solution-based offerings. A community approach of governing internals teams promotes an environment of self-enablement of all Technology associates. This means that through community mentorship programs and Revel’s learning and development initiatives, Revel is a good place to be for anyone who is looking to expand knowledge and learn,... especially young entrepreneurs and Data Scientist like myself. It is designed to promote ownership among associates.

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    Cons

    The new style of governing took some getting used to, but it has positive effects in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it’s working. The knowledge building approach is great.

    Revel2019-05-20
  4. Helpful (4)

    "For the Constant Entrepreneurs"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Erogenous lateral and vertical growth opportunity. Revel fosters an inclusive pure-entrepreneurial culture. #ideationlab

    Cons

    I wish bench time was Incubation Time back in the day.

    Advice to Management

    There's varying degrees of experiences at Revel; which is the new normal if you're constantly looking to challenge the status quo. I say kudos!!!

    Revel2019-03-28
  5. Helpful (18)

    "Great place to be if you're male and spineless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting and intelligent colleagues. Receive paychecks on a regular basis, but that could end at any moment. Geographically located in Seattle, so it's easy to make it to other interviews. Very talented and quickly growing alumni network.

    Cons

    If you don't fit into the "bro" culture, your tenure will be short and unpleasant. The CEO is erratic and surrounds himself with yes-men. What's left of the pipeline is quickly drying up. The leadership team has made itself persona non grata at several major accounts. As other reviewers have mentioned, the 5-star reviews are questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Advice falls on deaf ears, so I won't bother. But as a warning to those considering applying: do your due diligence and reach out to the alumni for an unvarnished opinion. There's a reason why a large proportion of employees are looking for the exit.

    Revel2019-03-26
  6. Helpful (17)

    "This place is as dishonest as they come, worst consulting company in Seattle."

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    Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revel for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get a paycheck. That's it.

    Cons

    Glassdoor should look into this place to verify the 5-star reviews. I've heard from multiple people that internal management was put on a mission to deliver fraudulent 5-star reviews using made-up email addresses. If you work here, make it a plan to do so for a short period of time while you find your next opportunity. Honestly it's not a place for true professionals. You'd be better off taking an odd-job if you... really need a check. CEO talks a BIG game but he doesn't actually care about the employees or running a clean organization. I've met with him, he lied throughout the entire meeting. Layoffs happen routinely, everyone's job is at risk, there is no pipeline. They layoff and then rehire for new blood which allows them to prey on new employees who haven't been there long enough to see the chaos. They now market as a digital firm? That's new, there are no digital capabilities at the firm. It's all marketing. Once they lost their contracts in Redmond, this place will shutdown and the CEO will take his money and do something else.

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    Advice to Management

    No advice will be taken seriously, people who work here are always suggesting improvements. Nothing changed while I was there for three years.

    Revel2018-12-23
  7. Helpful (15)

    "A Staffing Sales Agency, Not a Consulting Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revel full-time

    Pros

    Consultants are professional and hard workers but turnover is high due to the way the company is structured and constantly changing their business model.

    Cons

    You're not paid your worth - pay is significantly below the Seattle salary average relative to other similar consulting firms. Management turnover is high. Constantly hiring for senior leadership roles and not investing in current consultant benefits is the norm. Sell, sell, sell is all you hear. There is no existing pipeline of work for you to role on to when you've completed a contract even though they boast they... have so much work. Microsoft is their biggest account which limits cross-industry growth for consultants. Not a fun place to work.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your consultants. Offer a better 401(k) match since you pay your consultants so poorly. Diversify your client portfolio to allow for consultants to grow cross-industry.

    Revel2018-11-01
  8. Helpful (9)

    "check the employment contracts before you go here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revel full-time

    Pros

    People are really nice and there are some cool things being done.

    Cons

    Check the employment deals before you start as most of the contracts are contingent based. They also reach out to a lot of people looking to see if they are wanting to leave, but do not have a job ready for them.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to be and do it. Are you a staff augmentation firm or are you a consulting company?

    Revel2018-03-21
  9. Helpful (3)

    "SENIOR Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Revel full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work would recommend to friends

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Revel2017-12-02
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Driven Need Only Apply"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing connectivity in ICT industries. Ambition to diversify outside of ICT. Solid Leadership at the top levels. CEO is making more investments in top leadership. Current CEO can not scale effectively without them. Solid Great benefits, including a full paid paternity/maternity leave.

    Cons

    Middle Management Leadership is inconsistent and quiet Pipeline of opportunities not made transparent to associates. While this intentional, I don't believe it should be this way. Especially after 18 months of successful project delivery. Let the associates who have earned it peek into the pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Deepen your mid-management capacity building. Reward results as much as tenure. Never lose sight of meritocracy. Evaluate your bonus model for inconsistency and overlooking associates who contributed to new and incremental business revenue.

    Revel2017-11-11
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