Reval Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
36 Reviews
2.8
36 Reviews
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Reval Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Jiro Okochi
Jiro Okochi
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  1.  

    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  

    Caveat Emptor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reval full-time

    Pros

    There are some really good people at the company and they are a leading SaaS platform in the space.

    Cons

    - Broken processes (support, knowledge transfer, product mgmt...etc.)
    - People in Sr. leadership roles that should not be
    - Morale is suffering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to immediately recognize what is broken and start putting customers first vs. putting your head in the sand and hoping you get to cash out in an IPO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reval

    Pros

    Learned a new system to put on the resume...

    Cons

    Very unprofessional and low pay compared to others.

  8.  

    An OK experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reval full-time

    Pros

    Company shows a decent amount of care for work / life balance and offers reasonable salaries and health benefits.

    Cons

    Limited scope of work and career advancement opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on employee development and career growth efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Knowledgable managers but ineffective and frustrating culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent product management, implementation and sales teams

    Cons

    Product implementation difficult and time consuming
    User interface frustrating and out dated
    Dysfunctional managers that clearly don't work well together or communicate across functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking like small software company and learn how to communicate and treat employees like people and not parts. No aspect of mentoring, training or advancement in some departments makes working for company a job and not career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reval

    Pros

    If you are interested in the financial software industry, the company is small enough that you get an opportunity to experience different aspects of the business.

    Cons

    People aren't very intelligent, there are very apparent and unfriendly cliques in the company, expect to be completely ignored by other employees at times, peopel are more concerned about getting drunk every night. The treasury business is very niche and if that's not your thing even a little bit, you'll hate your time here. Also the pay is VERY low compared to competitors, do not expect large raises or bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more teambuilding activities, give employees better raises/bonuses and salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reval

    Pros

    Decent technology, flexible work arrangements, ability to do nothing for a long time.

    Cons

    The pay is well below market in virtually every department but sales. A product that doesn't work and a product team/management with a bad attitude. A sales team that has trouble selling and a professional services team that can't implement the product. A CS team that can't support the product. An HR team that's growing, which is growing in a hiring freeze!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be successful again, this company needs new management across the board. It's unfortunate to watch a place with so much potential be mismanaged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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