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Renovate America CEO Harold Lewis
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  • "Oh and the free lunch, that then became "highly subsidized"(in 6 reviews)

  • "Half the promotions are given without merit; if you're at the right spot at the right time and close with upper management, congratulations(in 3 reviews)

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  1. new year, new RA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    startup flexibility and hard-working teams

    Cons

    market and organizational changes

  2. Fake It Until You Make It

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The food was free and the mission was good. PACE is a great concept and doesn't deserve to be treated with unsubstantiated bias.

    Cons

    People that put themselves and personal profit over ethics, common sense and customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    What about those stocks some of us bought? Still haven't heard anything and theres no one to contact. But why?

  3. Helpful (1)

    Need to do a better job planning for the future

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits and other perks

    Cons

    Diminishing market share caused layoffs

  4. Helpful (1)

    Stressful wild ride

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    People on the teams were great. Learned a lot about what NOT to do in organizations.

    Cons

    A ton of ambiguity, dysfunctional leadership (except for a few standouts), highly reactive, stressful environment.

  5. Helpful (9)

    Death Spiral!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Unfortunately, any “pros” disappeared long ago!

    Cons

    Another 90 people laid off this week! I would be very surprised if they are still around in a year. It’s truly sad to watch this once innovative company fade away into history.

    Advice to Management

    Sell!

  6. Helpful (12)

    You Wont Find Your Passion Elsewhere But At Least Youll Have A Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Nada, zip, zilch, none left.

    Cons

    Another layoff! 3 months after the one in late August! And it's DECEMBER! Employees really are just numbers to the upper management (dollar signs to cut from the bottom line) Unlimited PTO is nice...if they actually let you take it during the holidays. Oh and the free lunch, that then became "highly subsidized"...that's gone. The fancy new campus...moving out of it soon. Really, there is no saving grace left...

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    Doing More With Less Has Its Limits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America full-time

    Pros

    Most of what made Renovate America a great company is gone or disappearing or soon to disappear.

    Cons

    Too many, just like the 4 layoffs that's happened in the past two years. Or like the one to two employees resigning per week. Or like the number of jobs outsourced to Manila. Or like the whole sections of empty cubicles and parking spaces.

    Advice to Management

    Would they even listen?

  8. Helpful (4)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time

    Pros

    The challenge of re-building a company and an industry in turmoil. I’m receiving an on th job MBA. That wouldn’t happen anywhere else.

    Cons

    Reduced work force, although necessary, putting more work on fewer people

    Advice to Management

    Advice to my former collegues that write bad reviews: Move on with your life and stop badmouthing those that are busting butt to turn the company around. Advice to my current colleagues: lets hunker down, band together, work harder and together make history. Take advantage of the fact that this is an incredible learning experience. If you dont like it, leave. No one said this would be easy.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Changes

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    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits Paid Time Off is Unlimited Talented and Brilliant Team Members help to elevate you. (good personal growth potential)

    Cons

    Changes Concerning Industry Regulations. Confusion within management about what business the company is actually in, and who their client really is.

    Advice to Management

    Swallow your pride. Ditch the arrogance and codescending attitudes. Hold yourself accountable for your decisions and how they led to your current results. Admit to yourself that the people who were let go were a BIG part of the reason for the previous success of RA. They were The Cream of the Industry when RA recruited them. They were not, and are not the reason for your decline. The reason for your market share...

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  10. Helpful (4)

    Optimistic

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    They finally seem to have the right management in place. For the last few years, we had no clear strategy and were constantly being yanked from one fire drill to another. I finally feel like we have good strategy in place, and we're doing the right work for the right reason. Considering the number of layoffs and the new management coming in, I didn't really expect to like the new executive team better than the...

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    Cons

    We're definitely still really, really tight on resources. Like, really tight.

    Advice to Management

    It's amazing that there are so many of the top performers still at the company. PLEASE DO WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP THEM!

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