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Revel Systems Reviews

Updated 15 November, 2018
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Pros
  • "Free lunch and unlimited supply of snacks is also a nice perk" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Free food and additional life insurance" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours as is at any startup" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Upper Management is all over the place" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time

    Pros

    - Stocked Kitchen
    - Friendly Peers
    - Good location

    Cons

    - Culture began to decline
    - No longer a Start-up
    - Management is awful
    - Zero Leadership

    Advice to Management

    Pick it up!


  2. "Great company, Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and great office culture

    Cons

    Culture from San Francisco office can be challenging

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid like the plague"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers - assuming they haven’t all quit or gotten fired.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea what they are doing. This
    once promising company has turned into a joke and people are jumping ship like no other. There is no transparency within the company and a major lack of innovation has allowed competitors to overtake the market. There is nobody to encourage self improvement or motivate employees to be successful. The company revenue is deteriorated perhaps faster than morale and there is no true direction.

    Advice to Management

    Too far gone to save. Good luck.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Don’t do it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks
    Cool people (before new executives)

    Cons

    Revel Systems management lacks transparency and morals. The SF employees are adults, we could have handled being told that Atlanta was going to be the new HQ. There was no reason to lie to us month after month.

    Atlanta job seekers, management literally lied to and abandoned a huge group of workers, is that the kind of company you want to join?

    The new executives ruined the culture. The company lost everything that made Revel Revel.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lie and play with people’s lives anymore. Good luck starting the company over.


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Some really smart people on engineering and QA!
    - Investing in agile methodologies! The PMO team is awesome!
    - Got to go on some great trips!

    Cons

    - Leadership sense of direction does not seem to exist. Being in product, we hoped to get focus on where to drive the company. We got "up the top line, reduce the bottom line". Not really much of a strategy, IMO.
    - The company has been taken over by big contracts. All dev efforts are put towards delivering for a handful of larger enterprise customers and the product suffers because of that.
    - VERY siloed organization that is constantly in-fighting and blaming. When the company fails on an intitiative, the conversation becomes "well it's products/marketing/eningeering/opps fault (vs. it being an issue the company resolves as a team.)
    - Went from unlimted vacation when I started to being bumped down to 2 weeks of vacation. In the bay area, that is very sub-par, especially in product.
    - Benefits package was re-worked this past year and the insurance quality was reduced drastically!! Cost stayed the same. So went from paying for decent insurance to paying from sub-par insurance.
    - The team has hired a significant number of NCR resources and the company has become a spinoff of NCR (all above reviews about this are VERY accurate).
    - HUGE pay gap accross the org resulting in hiring sub-par resources (you get what you pay for.)
    - They have hired approx 5 new C level people within the past year that are all buddies from NCR. This does not bode well for the product, IMO.
    - Work live balance is awful. 6 am PST calls with Russia, 8 pm PST calls with Bangkok.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in product
    Let the market tell you what you build, not two customers
    Invest in your team members, instead of yourselves as leaders


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Met some life long friends here!!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned so much from this startup when it was being managed under Josh Franklin. Had opportunities to travel for work that I would not have had otherwise. The culture started off good and everyone was supportive of each other. It was a good product, trending and easy to use.

    Cons

    Choice in management was based on favoritism and they are generally bullies. Downsizing APAC region was not dealt with very well, continuously promising that this cut is the only one that will be made but a couple weeks later another department was gone.

    Advice to Management

    I geniunely hope that things have improved since the IBM take over, wishing you all the best!


  7. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced place to work

    Cons

    long hours and long commute

  8. "Sales Exec. UK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working there. The team became a family and the management always helped me developing my skills and gave me me fantastic advises. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes, especially for the first couple of months, I had to work long hours to hit target.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time

    Pros

    Revel Systems hires exceptional people and it is great to be a part of such an amazing team. Everyone is very helpful and friendly, willing to go an extra mile to help you and the customer.

    Cons

    Internal processes need to be developed but I guess it is a part of a daily life in every rapidly growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. Helpful (2)

    ""Back on Track""

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - New, and necessary, sense of focus since management change
    - The company feels like it is on the right track again
    - Great team, culture, change in management and career progression

    Cons

    - Changes in day to day processes, should become easier but not seen yet
    - Still organizational cleanup to do

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being transparent and rebuilding trust that was lost in old management


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