Revel Consulting

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Great people. Great opportunities. Great community.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA

I have been working at Revel Consulting full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Revel gives associates the opportunity to be great consultants. You can have work-life balance, great compensation and meaningful relationships with your client and colleagues. There is a culture of pushing for growth and learning at every opportunity. There is a real commitment to giving back to the community with Revel's Sustainable Giving program (matching donations and pro bono).

Cons

Since consultants are primarily on client sites, it is easy to become disconnected from the firm (assuming you don't take the initiative to get involved). The firm is currently in a growing/maturing stage: If that excites you, you will thrive; if not then it might not be a good fit for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep pushing the associates to grow and be the best they can be. Loop them into new opportunities early on and let them know how they can contribute to the firm.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunities and Great Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Revel Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Revel provides it's employees a great platform to learn, grow and succeed if you are willing to go after it. It's still a pretty small company and there isn't a lot of structure, so you have to be proactive to really make the most of the experience, but the culture and people are willing to help you grow and meet your goals.

    Revel has a great family culture if you take the effort to get involved and know others within the company. Depending on your project you may be isolated away from leadership and most of the other employees, but there are many opportunities to get involved and get to know leadership (including the CEO) if you take the opportunity.

    Although many of the projects are at Microsoft, Revel is building out it's client base in the Seattle area and the number of interesting opportunities should continue to improve.

    Cons

    Most of Revel's business is still focused on Microsoft so sometimes it can be hard to find interesting projects when you are switching roles. If you don't want to work at Microsoft, you may be subject to luck/timing if you're looking for something different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building out your client base, and keep building a little more structure (not too much) to improve the people development process. Keep the culture fun and innovative (I know you will).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Great concept and ideas, needs better execution. Do not be deceived by the glowing reviews...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Revel Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. Very helpful and engaged leadership that is both approachable and genuinely interested in your success.
    2. Bright co-coworkers
    3. Entry way into high tech industries.
    4. Lot of responsibility fast

    Cons

    1. A lot of the "framework" and "delivery" is lip service. They do not really practice the "Pure" Framework they developed. It's a bunch of marketing material.
    2. Their sales/staffing strategy seems to rely a lot upon identifying needs a client may not want/need and then undercutting the competition. Works well when the company is small, but as it grows, the company needs better vision and clear cut goals. Company will never be the strategy player that it sees itself becoming. Need to leverage technology knowledge more.
    3. A lot of nepotism and favoritism. Hard to take some of the management seriously when they do not have the necessary experience and/or background to be there.
    4. DO NOT BE DECEIVED by what seems to be glowing reviews. The company took the initiative to offer rewards to employees to fill out Glassdoor reviews. The ratings for the company were significantly lower before the rewards were offered out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your portfolio. You preach a lot about doing great work for all these companies, but really the current model is more of a staffing augmentation approach. You sell yourselves as experts in strategy, but really very little of the staff has the experience to support that. Please continue to grow your resources. The number of people electing to leave Revel to become FTE is somewhat alarming and is indicative that people feel that they are better off elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Revel Consulting Response

    Jun 25, 2013

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.

    As Revel continues to expand, candid feedback like this is critical to striking the right balance between providing the support
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