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"Great people. Great opportunities. Great community."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Revel gives associates the opportunity to be great consultants. You can have work-life balance, great compensation and meaningful relationships with your client and colleagues. There is a culture of pushing for growth and learning at every opportunity. There is a real commitment to giving back to the community with Revel's Sustainable Giving program (matching donations and pro bono).

Cons

Since consultants are primarily on client sites, it is easy to become disconnected from the firm (assuming you don't take the initiative to get involved). The firm is currently in a growing/maturing stage: If that excites you, you will thrive; if not then it might not be a good fit for you.

Advice to Management

Keep pushing the associates to grow and be the best they can be. Loop them into new opportunities early on and let them know how they can contribute to the firm.

Other Employee Reviews for Revel Consulting

  1. Helpful (19)

    "Great concept and ideas, needs better execution. Do not be deceived by the glowing reviews..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Very helpful and engaged leadership that is both approachable and genuinely interested in your success.
    2. Bright co-coworkers
    3. Entry way into high tech industries.
    4. Lot of responsibility fast

    Cons

    1. A lot of the "framework" and "delivery" is lip service. They do not really practice the "Pure" Framework they developed. It's a bunch of marketing material.
    2. Their sales/staffing strategy seems to rely a lot upon identifying needs a client may not want/need and then undercutting the competition. Works well when the company is small, but as it grows, the company needs better vision and clear cut goals. Company will never be the strategy player that it sees itself becoming. Need to leverage technology knowledge more.
    3. A lot of nepotism and favoritism. Hard to take some of the management seriously when they do not have the necessary experience and/or background to be there.
    4. DO NOT BE DECEIVED by what seems to be glowing reviews. The company took the initiative to offer rewards to employees to fill out Glassdoor reviews. The ratings for the company were significantly lower before the rewards were offered out.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your portfolio. You preach a lot about doing great work for all these companies, but really the current model is more of a staffing augmentation approach. You sell yourselves as experts in strategy, but really very little of the staff has the experience to support that. Please continue to grow your resources. The number of people electing to leave Revel to become FTE is somewhat alarming and is indicative that people feel that they are better off elsewhere.

    Revel Consulting Response

    Jun 25, 2013

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.

    As Revel continues to expand, candid feedback like this is critical to striking the right balance between providing the support... More


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Not really a consulting company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revel Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Revel puts a lot of effort into building a nice image. Vikas has his heart in the right place and wants to do the right thing for everyone.

    Cons

    Limited ability to execute using any repeatable framework. Since the time Vikas bought out his partner, Revel has looked for every way possible to cut the cost of its services. Consultants being brought in are smart but not seasoned professionals, and don't command a higher salary. Internal staff are not industry professionals (HR recruiters with only department store experience). The overall quality of the Revel experience is just not there anymore and this company can no longer justify the high margins it takes from consultant pay without delivering on fundamental services such as business development, lead generation and practice management. Given the current pressures, remodeling the expensive Kirkland real estate sets a bad tone. Seasoned professionals are avoiding Revel in favor of more forward thinking firms.

    Advice to Management

    It takes more than window dressing. Revel needs more than just a great marketing plan and sales brochures, the business needs to focus on actual practice management. Revel also needs to be able to honor commitments and act with integrity. It's easy to say what you want to be the truth, but that approach burns everyone in the end, starting with those on the ground.

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