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Reval Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
44 Reviews
3.1
44 Reviews
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Reval Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Jiro Okochi
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  1.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great company

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product, People, and Promise

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just ok

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    • 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
  7.  

    Treasury software firm, SaaS based platform

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great sense of camaraderie within the services organization. Laid back working environment.

    Cons

    No clear leadership from the top. Senior Management did not take the time to address consistent issues with work life balance, product issues, etc.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting company with a steep learning curve

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great company with a bright future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reval full-time (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
  10.  

    Good fit for the time there.

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

    I worked at Reval full-time (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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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