Reval Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
36 Reviews
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Reval Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Jiro Okochi
Jiro Okochi
26 Ratings

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting company with a steep learning curve

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very considerate with allowing their employees to work from home, the vacation time given to their employees is very generous. Ping-Pong, Billiards, and Paint Ball.

    Cons

    No cross training, very limited mobility, Company is always looking outside for senior management roles instead of looking to promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a talented group of individuals, do right by them and you will succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good fit for the time there.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Reval full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, great co-workers, office culture. Emphasis on employee happiness and events.

    Cons

    It seems that upper management just keeps hiring more upper management employees, making the balance top-heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more lower-level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with a bright future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Interesting space and a great opportunity ; management really cares about people; Reval says they are work hard play hard and that is absolutely true; best culture I have seen; really smart AND nice people; management is in a company band; lots of flexible working opportunities

    Cons

    Company needs to have more processes and documentation as it grows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path you are on, I think you are doing great, especially Jiro

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Read every review carefully - some are real, some are clearly written by HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reval full-time

    Pros

    It's convenient to subways and train lines, and there's a ping pong table if you actually get any free time to get up from your desk for anything other than using the bathroom. There's also pizza served weekly.

    Cons

    Are all of these reviews here for Reval? Either HR people are writing fake reviews to boost the score or they have rose colored glasses permanently affixed to their eyes.

    Micromanagement runs rampant in this company's culture, to the point it is crippling the company. Senior management doesn't trust their staff to do anything, and the email correspondence will show that to you quickly. Company culture is lacking. It is a "them vs. us" mentality - few teams actually work together. When something goes wrong, expect the finger pointing to begin.

    Low employee morale explains why so many openings exist in the company right now....they are running off the few qualified people there. The cream of the crop are being picked off by competitors and other industry companies, while those left are demoralized. I consider myself lucky to be giving notice shortly but feel bad for those being left holding the bag.

    They also give lowball offers to new workers. The only time that management steps up with raises are when their select few people threaten to leave for a competitor. That would be useful if the ones they did this for were always the most competent, but sometimes it's just for their "pets."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO needs a good wake up call. He has built a team of all managers, not leaders. Managers control people and do little to build a company. Often they are the problem, and micromanagement here is the symptom.

    Leadership is defined by how you help inspire and grow team members, not by pretty PowerPoint slides and lengthy spreadsheets. Too much of upper management exploit them to look competent or are easily swayed by them to define success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had great idea but missed the boat

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Reval full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good business ideas and expertise.

    Cons

    Horrible technical team. Great design ideas manifests as poor quality products resulting in customer dissatisfaction. (like targets a hammock, but ends up with hanging rope).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great idea/design is as bad as its technical implementation. There are lots of good and hungry technical talents outside in this market.

    Hire and set right incentive for technical team, to bring ideas for solving problems instead of ideas to kibosh it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A positive place to work, especially if you're just starting in financial services

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    Current Employee - Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reval full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are nice to work with, and it is a low stress job. Managers are usually supportive about pursing side projects that benefit the company. The company cares about keeping employees happy.

    Cons

    It's worked its way into a niche and is content to stay there. Don't see any big ideas or changes coming over the horizon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to share its long term vision better with the employees, and also needs to be more proactive in improving the product. "That's how we've always done it" is becoming a more common phrase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience, lower end of pay scale

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    Former Employee - Consulting  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consulting in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great people, great learning experience

    Cons

    stagnant career development, low end of pay scale, better place to work in earlier days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    avoid doing too much too soon. its tough to bite more than you can chew

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, and a good opportunity to work in the financial software business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The management is very knowledgeable, and they have a great culture. There is opportunity to take on challenging projects.

    Cons

    Because the company is small, there is limited advancement within particular functional groups.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, Better Workplace Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Reval full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff, Product Knowledge, Industry Experience

    Cons

    Some internal silos need to be broken down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose the 'small company' culture that makes Reval a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Smart hardworking team of individuals all focused on a common objective.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reval

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and a flat management structure so no bureaucracy. Pretty good communication within the firm. The organization is growing at a steady rate so more opportunities to develop skills than before.

    Pretty fun atmosphere for work, there is break room with a pool table, ping pong table and large flat screen TV.

    Cons

    Space is getting a little cramped given the growth. It is sometimes hard to get a conference room for meetings.

    Recommends
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