Revel Marketing Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
5 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.2
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jason Piasecki
4 Ratings

5 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Revel Marketing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual, open environment. Creative culture. Fun people, Cool work. Beer in the office. Cookouts and fun outings. Flexible schedule. They listen to what the staff want and try to implement our ideas.

    Cons

    Pretty busy place. A good thing I guess, but we keep hopping.


  2. A good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Muskegon, MI
    Current Employee - Art Director in Muskegon, MI

    I have been working at Revel Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Revel is great. There's a lot of great work, people, freedom, and room to grow. I've been here long enough to see huge change. Previous poor reviews could have had some validity, but revel listens and adapts.

    Cons

    It takes work to get what you want, but why would you be surprised about that? The challenges you face will help you grow personally and professionally. If you want your hand held, it's not the place for you. The price of the freedom they offer is self motivation and management. A young company still figuring things out at times, but in the right direction and with care.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind. Avoid bottom line mindsets. Give the time and flexibility in schedules to do great work.


  3. Helpful (9)

    Shady leadership, advertised company culture is a facade. Very high employee turnover.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muskegon, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muskegon, MI

    I worked at Revel Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good chance to get client and industry exposure, solid co-workers. If you need an "in" to the industry, can be worthwhile, but enter with the intention of leaving as soon as you can.

    Cons

    Low-end compensation, poor benefits, work-heavy work/life balance. The company tries to put forward a culture of a "cool" startup like workplace, but with the over commitments and poor scheduling you'll never have time to use the ping pong table, and you'll need the free beer to self medicate. Clients relationships are not well managed, making most projects very high stress.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (3)

    Dishonest practice, low pay for the industry, disorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Muskegon, MI
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Muskegon, MI

    I worked at Revel Marketing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible, you can work offsite if you want, and they provide free beer and allow you to drink on the job

    Cons

    Every project was a struggle. Poor scope control. Requirements were unclear or incomplete. Expectation that the employees will work additional hours to compensate for poor project management. Contracting for the company means that you may be paid less for a project if the project manager decides the agreed on amount was too high and they want to pay less after invoicing.

    Advice to Management

    Have a look at the average web developer salary for the area. Don't try to negotiate price after the invoice is sent. Hire a consultant to teach project managers proper scope control and project management. Learn to gather requirements for a project.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Beware! Long track record of abuse and mismanagement!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Muskegon, MI
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Muskegon, MI

    I worked at Revel Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are just starting out in the industry, and you do not have any other options to get your foot in the door, Revel may be what you need to get off the ground.

    Cons

    The seemingly cool culture around Revel is just lipstick on a pig. Having worked there for nearly two years I kept seeing the same patterns and behaviors repeated over and over again. Management is always over-promising functionality and delivery of projects, and employees are always the ones that are expected to sacrifice themselves with their evenings or weekends to correct managements mistakes. What is worse than the poor project management is the systematic mistreatment of employees. I have personally experienced verbally abusive screaming from Partner/CEO Jason Piasecki. Other tactics used on me have included shaming and guilt tripping after having asked for a raise, and again after putting in my notice to leave. Former Revel employees are often badmouthed after they go, and in some cases are continually harassed and made to feel unwelcome in their own town after leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Jason Piasecki is a hot-head who has no business managing anyone. If anyone suggests that Revel may not be what he thinks it is, he lashes out in anger like a child who needs his afternoon nap. He is a man with no honor, who will only stand by his word if it benefits him. This company will never break the cycle of mismanagement and abuse so long as he is in charge.



Showing 5 of 5 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.