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Reval Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
33 Reviews

2.5
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Reval Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Jiro Okochi
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  1.  

    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

    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
  2. 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

    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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    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

    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
  7.  

    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

    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
  8.  

    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

    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
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting company smart people and great teammates

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, people are very smart, good communication with Sr. Management, Management is open to new ideas, great clinet base with new clients coming in each week.
    Work hard play hard attitude

    Cons

    hours could be long, but worthwile for end result not sure I see many cons. Company is still growing rapidly and things are changing for the positive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open mind to new ideas and continue to build the firm's reputation globally. It will be a great ride.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good culture and atmosphere in the company

    Cons

    Not very good technical learning

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fast growing company losing talent quickly

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

    Pros

    They are growing phenomenally fast. It's a case of the right company at the right place at the right time as auditors keep turning away spreadsheets as a way to formally value derivative instruments.
    Expenses paid by large VC.
    Flexibility to change work location.
    Casual dress code
    Starbucks coffee machine
    Beer in the fridge

    Cons

    You will be micromanaged by someone not as intelligent as you.
    Management seems to be anyone who started with the company
    High turnover
    Too many middle managers fighting over resources and ignoring the growth of the company
    Too many chiefs and no Indians.
    Recognition seems to be random
    Promotions also seem to be random
    Low Salary compared to other companies in the industry (Wallstreet, Sungard, Citi, etc..)
    Once you're in a group you are stuck there unless you work in India.
    Expenses paid by large VC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease the size of middle management.
    Track Sales expenses
    People stay for pay not experience in NY.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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