Reval Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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Reval Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Jiro Okochi
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  1. Featured Review

    4 people found this helpful

    A great place if you like to work hard and play hard ..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Reval full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Reval has a very close knit team environment and is a great fun place to work and grow. It definitely fosters a great work-life balance.
    Since it has a small firm feel, there is definitely room for career growth if you know your 'thing'.
    And there is definitely great opportunities to learn on the job as the projects are usually new and interesting things coming up in Risk Management space.

    Cons

    Reval has great reserves of smart techies n smarter deal makers. It sure has a tremendous upside potential for growth as a firm, but one that has yet to be 'unlocked' !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a facelift for the Product GUI is long overdue to let it stand apart from competitors?! :) ..

    Wishing Reval all the very best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Reval Response

    Mar 16, 2015

    It is great that you felt like part of a close knit team, and that you see Reval as a fun place to work. Reval works very hard in promoting a sustainable work/life balance for our employees. We try ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company and growing; always implementing new strategies and improvements.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reval full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    *Nice Kitchen with free drinks (you can contribute donation)
    *Fast Paced
    *Nice and helpful People
    *Excellent Benefits and perks
    *Fair compensation as to when you start
    *Employees are very much valued
    *Lots of challenges and lots to learn

    Cons

    *very Busy !!
    *not a fan of a lot over overtime and weekend coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Improving and growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Start with Reval WHY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Staff, Great Opportunity, Industry Leader, Good Comp, Good Bonus Programs, Enjoyable Work Atmosphere, Knowledgable Staff, Close-Knit Teams, Shaping the future in TRM space, Relaxed Work/Life Balance, Great Incentives, Complany Pride, Super Friendly CEO and Leadership Team, AWESOME PLACE TO BE!

    Cons

    Workload at times, Travel can be excessive at times depending on your position/department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and I really enjoy being part of Reval and starting with the Reval "Why" every morning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Implementation Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Implementation Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Teamwork collaboration is promoted highly here. It is a great place to work on the Services side as you do get to work with many different clients. The opportunity to change departments and roles does exist which is a plus. They also now match a percentage of your 401K

    Cons

    Not many to mention except minor things all companies have

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    A pathetic waste of one's life with no career upside.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Reval full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    To be fair, they have a decent looking office on fifth avenue in New York. HR staff are generally nice and helpful.
    Some colleagues are hard working and decent people. The company holds some nice parties.

    Cons

    The company has very low budget and very tight timelines of delivering product. It put emphasis on product delivery rather than product quality. The company do not have resources and man power to document their products so you are walking in a maze if you work there. Some of the employees spend their days spying on others and tattle tale rather than being cooperative and focus on their work. The management is arrogant and condones such unproductive behavior. They treat very capable employees like garbage and let them go in an annual ritual. The company pays symbolic bonus and boosts morale by handing out "awards" which mount to nothing in reality. The stock option package is so small that a 9 year old can figure out that it is not worth much EVEN IF the company does have a great IPO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be modest and value your employees. Try to improve product quality and internal documentation by creating an internal wiki-page. While it is okay not to pay a decent bonus since it is more of a technology rather than financial company, the company needs to give employees hope by handling out a decent option package like most tech firms do. The thrill of being given a "best contributing employee of the team" award won't last very long when one realizes there is not much substance to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reval full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Challenging, rewarding work
    -Respectful colleagues
    -Cutting edge product
    -Work-life balance

    Reval is the best company that I have ever worked at. I have no desire to go anywhere else as long as the current management team is in charge.

    Cons

    -Pay is generally good, but some people need to be brought up to market levels
    -Communication between departments in different countries (US and Austria in particular) needs to be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put emphasis on knowledge transfers between US and Austria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Dynamic, fast-paced firm with good compensation and fun atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Operations Coordinator, Digital Marketing Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Operations Coordinator, Digital Marketing Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Reval full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager was demanding but fun to work with and a good mentor. Company environment was fun and relaxed but often all hands on deck and people worked very hard. Many colleagues were intelligent and personable. Good vacation policies and generous compensation.

    Cons

    Tight timelines, low budgets and small teams to deliver on big projects and strategies. Lack of communication between departments. Never IPO'd so employee option program stalled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More modest and achievable aims.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Product, People, and Promise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Being in a state of rapid growth, there is plenty of opportunity and mobility. The atmosphere is positive and colleagues are overall optimistic and dedicated. Plenty of feedback provided by management on performance. Being independent and self-driven is a must.

    Cons

    A little top heavy with some senior management. Working with different departments brings to light a breakdown in communication which need to be fixed first within departments. Managers+ can make a big difference if they focus on a solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of decisions and implementation of change need to be done to keep moving the company in the right direction. Make the changes as often as possible and lead by example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Just ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Reval full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back working environment and good location in the city. There is a break room which is nice and the company events are good.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to the industry. Too much politics and favoritism. Not much room for growth as higher level positions are outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the talent you have and promote within instead of outsourcing. Certain projects are given ridiculous deadlines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Interesting company with a steep learning curve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Reval full-time (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

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