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Rêv Worldwide Manager Reviews

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Part of the new team, so far so good... And more to come!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rêv Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Market opportunity is great
    - Product still leading industry, needs improvement but it's getting better
    - New team and new energy!

    Cons

    - Fast paced, multiple-hat wearing startup environment, challenging sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Learn the lessons from the past, iIgnore negative energy from former employees / management team and look at the future. Focus on your partners and keep having innovation as priority for new products and partenrs


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Lost Potential"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There's no longer a good reason to work for Rev. The business is on a dramatic slide down.

    Cons

    The exec team that built the business over the last 2 or 3 years all left, both in Austin and internationally. The remaining management are clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Any hope to save Rev will require the board remove both Sosa brothers from any influential role. Yobie B is a puppet. Roy Sosa still runs the show from the shadows.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "A Journey"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rêv Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented and driven co-workers.
    Very little bureaucracy.
    Freedom to explore various career opportunities. If you are talented and hard working, you will be recognized and rewarded without having to be a brownnoser.
    Freedom to chart your own course.
    Many projects involve global markets and, thus, present unique life experience .
    You are as good as you want to be. In many projects, the stake holders are expected to do the analysis, planning and research. They are discouraged from simply taking orders from their manager.
    The company went through a brief but rough period and many people, some of them extremely talented, were not ready for the bumpy adventure and decided to leave. Today, the company consists of people who are dedicated and are willing to take risk...and they want to be here.
    Advice to potential employees. Success is not whether you draw a steady stream of paychecks or your title. It is when you look back in five years you are proud of your achievements.

    Cons

    It is in every way a startup: there are instabilities and people have to adapt to unexpected challenges and work. This company is not for everyone. If you are competent but expect a regular 9 to 5 schedule, this company is not a good fit.
    During the bumpy ride period, the company should've managed the process in a more orderly fashion. I hope the management team has taken the time to reflect on the experience and learn from the mistakes as well as the positive measures taken.
    You are expected to be on your own. It is a sink-or-swim environment and it may turn new employees off if they are not mentally prepared.
    It takes some time to get use to the somewhat chaotic nature of the environment. The company at some point needs to invest upfront in training its new employees through mentorship.
    It is a 24x7 company. At times, it can be exhausting and unnerving and subsequently contributes to inter-deparmental tension.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. There are too many ambitious projects. There are many concrete projects in the pipeline to propel the company into a big success. We don't need to take on any more speculative deals.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rêv Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great talent: This is a technology company with very smart and skilled engineers.
    - Great experience: I have learned a lot while at Rev.
    - Mission driven: We work on stuff that actually delivers social impact.
    - International reach: Our work touches folks in over 10 countries across multiple continents. Our partners are some of the largest companies in the world.
    - Small groups: We don't get buried in large scale bureaucracy. There is an immediate output to our work. All employees have access, and work side by side with top management.

    Cons

    - Steep learning curve: If you are looking for a 1-2 month initial training program you will be disappointed. Industry context is a requirement for success. Those without the skills, or experience end up being a drag on the team both from a performance and culture perspective.
    - Hard work--really. Business doubled from last year and seems like it will do so again. Hiring is not keeping up with that growth rate.
    - Fast pace. The product release cycles are extremely aggressive.
    - Global reach also means we need to support product across 24 time zones.

    Advice to Management

    - Figure out a way to reduce the learning curve or slow down the pace. More formal training?
    - Thank you for raising the bar and eliminating positions that attracted folks that were not committed, or contributed to our efforts.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Self Destruct Mode Turned On!"

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    Current Employee - Managing Partners in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Managing Partners in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Rêv Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All the pros have left this company - the CEO, great leaders and employees. This organization had the ambitions of grandeur and the capability to scale heights.

    Cons

    The current leadership, mismanaged account practices, delayed salary payments, poor focus on customer delivery, zero company vision and strategy
    The Mexican mafia (read Sosa Brothers and cronies) has taken over the organization and driving it six-feet under. I wouldn't be surprised if this organization filed for bankruptcy pretty soon after hoodwinking its clients, partners and vendors for the last 5 weeks (post the exodus of the once stellar management).

    Advice to Management

    Current management should just have self respect and leave! Enough of this family run mom-and-pop store kinda management.