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Revel Systems Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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Pros
  • Unlimited vacation, snacks, free lunch (in 29 reviews)

  • Great team building and great morale due to the growth of the company (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Maintaining a good work life balance is on you (in 18 reviews)

  • It's long hours and to be good you have to work hard over these (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Development Representtive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time

    Pros

    All the tools are there for you.

    Cons

    Rigid non flexible work hours


  2. "Notes a place for Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, cooperate environment, tools, and resources.

    Cons

    Poor training, much of it irrelevant to what sales needs to know to be successful. Product not competitive, always in flux trying to keep up. Quotas unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what sales needs to be successful. You're not and it shows.


  3. "When Your Dream Job Becomes A Nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Tier II in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Tier II in Dallas, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free lunch and snacks and you can drink alcohol

    Cons

    no leadership, poor management. promotions are not based on merit or performance. there is barely any competency. if you work early or late, it will be up to you to make sure that you can get into the office. the a/c may or may not be working. the only thing worse than the micromanagement are the angry customers. these poor folks have been lied to by sales and these are the most disappointed and upset people you have ever dealt with. there is never any manager or supervisor to escalate calls to, processes and knowledge are undocumented, and the QA is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    hire Jon Taffer if you want this company to make it.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "You Can Do Way Better"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Lunches & Snacks, Office Location (though it's moving to SOMA, likely can't afford rent in NB)

    Cons

    This review is one that is honest. I laughed when I saw one recent review that the company is going through upward movement. This is so far from the truth and if you want an honest review to save yourself from a bad situation, then please do pay attention on Glassdoor to the low ratings. It's not about people complaining for no reason. Management is super shady (there are lawsuits that are public knowledge, check out the Buzzfeed article that came out earlier this year), no wonder their internal PR person was smart and left. Anyone on the marketing team that is no longer there is because they were good at their jobs and knew better. The sales organization is not well run because there aren't the proper moving parts in place to make a highly functional and successful team. Respect is not part of the culture, and likely why the company cannot retain talented people, because they have higher standards. Much has shifted over the course of the past 18 months and it's evident that the company has much to learn if they want to truly be a company that is worthy of employing and looking after people who have a lot to give. They need to take those measures to create a professional, non-biased (male dominated and biased) environment where people can grow professionally and personally. Many instances similar to those that happened at Zenefits happen at Revel, including inter-office relationships, so much so, that people get promoted because of it, which is sad, though does happen in startups. This is the type of nonsense that will forever hold Revel back.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from and support your employees. Be honest. Be respectful. Retain talent. And finally, best of luck, you've got a lot of work to do.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "A Lost Cause.."

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

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

    Pros

    The people and the product.

    Cons

    Management.

    To give you a brief understanding. The new CEO was appointed in January/February this year (2017). The company had its bi-annual event - Revelry, in February, where it flies everyone 'in a revenue generating department' over to the head office in San Francisco for a few days. The perfect opportunity for the CEO to come out and give us some faith in the vision and goal for the next few years! Except, none of us saw him at all. Not a single sign.

    That's just the start of how poor management is and I could write a novel complaining about everything so I'll just add some key notes.

    - Performance reviews mean literally nothing. You fill out your part and submit and it just withers away in limbo.
    - Unless you are in Sales you are invisible to the company.
    - It's been 6 months since the new CEO began and he has sent 1 (yes one) email to the entire company.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't listen to advice so instead, I'll give my prediction. Revel will lose its non-US locations within the next 12 months but will prevail in the US until it's either bought out or goes into liquidation.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Upward Moving Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are definitely one of the best parts about Revel. People come to work and actually like their coworkers and the people they're around every day. It's a great company to join if you want to make an impact and not just feel like a number. The new CEO has refocused and made some really great changes that are already moving the company up in the right direction. Yes, there have been some growing pains but the company feels like its making the right changes to be successful and maintain the awesome culture.

    Cons

    Still some kinks to work out. Adjusting to change isn't for everyone and if you're not adaptable then maybe a start up isn't the best place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the employees and culture. Keep up momentum and maintain employee perks and company culture


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great First Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SDR in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - SDR in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revel Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    -The people
    -Working in SF
    -Great chance to learn about the tech industry

    Cons

    -Unsupported product
    -Low salary
    -Culture has completely changed and office has an overall lower morale


  9. Helpful (2)

    "2017 review"

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    Current Employee - Tier II Support Agent in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Tier II Support Agent in Dallas, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers some good work benefits

    Cons

    Is a new company with inexperienced management

    Advice to Management

    Find a manager to teach good management skills


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    "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place if you are willing to hustle and work hard or go home type of culture that allows the opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    People tend to spend ~1-2 years here before taking on the next adventure. Revel needs to focus on how to hold onto their assets, people.

    Advice to Management

    To retain top talent you need to focus on the people that are making a difference internally first.


  11. "Toxic Sales Culture + Horrible SF Team Management + Shockingly Underpaid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive 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

    -Free Lunches everyday
    -Good office location

    Cons

    -Badly managed sales teams coupled with a toxic micro managerial culture that makes you not want to work at all
    -Negativity in the air at all times. You will not want to wake up in the morning and head to the office - I promise you.
    -New CEO adds no value. Literally uncomfortable with every word he utters.
    -CEO's commencement presentation to the team had drastic errors (spelling, grammar and vision)
    -If you are considering Revel you must seriously be out of options

    Advice to Management

    -Treat others as you expect to be treated in the world. Then maybe, just maybe you have a shot at succeeding.


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