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Renovate America Reviews

Updated March 24, 2018
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Pros
  • Free lunch everyday for all employees (in 46 reviews)

  • Great benefits, casual work hours (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is feeling some growing pains from growing quickly but we are all working through it (in 11 reviews)

  • But enjoy your bread (free lunch) and circuses (employee (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Time of Transition and Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Company is going through a number of industry and management changes which are opportunities for growth and a chance to step up and contribute. The place is full of smart, talented, mission-driven people.

    Cons

    Fewer resources to get work done with same pressure to deliver results.

    Advice to Management

    Set clearer, more realistic goals and objectives.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time

    Pros

    - Open PTO policy
    - Pretty flexible work hours
    - Nice new office building
    - Subsidized lunches
    - Good health benefits

    Cons

    - Half the promotions are given without merit; if you're at the right spot at the right time and close with upper management, congratulations.
    - The executives have different opinions and agendas that don't align to a common goal
    - The new leadership team's communication is subpar - significant org changes (departures and roles) were left to rumors and word of mouth updates
    - There is 5x more work and 1/2 the people to do it
    - There is 1 executive in particular that has a reputation for his disrepectful and condescending behavior

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and trust your employees. You have a lot of very talented, hard working people that are being undervalued and becoming jaded.

  3. Helpful (14)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once an amazing place to work
    Once we had a team that was world class
    Once we had a chance to make history....in a positive way
    Once I LOVED my job

    Cons

    The COO at the last sales meeting threatened that If i took another job with a competitor that improved the quality of my life that he would use all of his power and vast resources to “make sure I eat out of a garbage can” I have never been threatened before...it felt terrible. So sad

    Advice to Management

    The best way to keep your people from leaving is to make them feel valued and appreciated. If you do that you would not have to threaten them.

    Renovate America Response

    Mar 29, 2018 – P&C Representative

    Renovate America recognizes that our employees are our greatest asset and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Please know that we take employee concerns seriously. We encourage you to... More


  4. "Product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Renovate America full-time

    Pros

    Innovative way to bring financing to contractors

    Cons

    Lack of communication and planning


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Sadly, time to move on."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Department
    Current Employee - Engineering Department
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, casual work hours.

    Cons

    The company doesn't seem to want to keep the employees who remain after all the layoffs. Kind words and a strategic plan don't pay my bills, a merit increase would.

    Advice to Management

    Try keep the talent you have by considering the cost of merit increase vs the cost of losing more people.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Greta opportunity to disrupt a market and make a difffernece

    Cons

    Industry and corporate leadership turmoil but positive change appears to be in process

    Advice to Management

    New hope with new CFO and positive changes being implemented. Please continue to fix this place, many people are counting on you.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "The worst leadership experience !! Run Now."

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

    Pros

    None !! just another Mom n Pop Startup. I can rarely think of any. Free lunch is just another Management Strategy to get more work done.

    Cons

    The Workplace is a Bully. A farm house. Race of pigs vs chickens. The Management Lies over Lies over Lies. The product management lack direction. The company will use your personal Employee Information for advertising without your knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Do some soul searching !! Fear God.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Great place to work 2 years ago"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Renovate America full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, unlimited PTO, matching 401K, casual dress code

    Pros we used to have but don't anymore: positive work environment, growth, women in leadership roles, a CEO I was proud to work for

    Cons

    Chaotic environment, constant change in priorities/direction, poor communication, becoming a white male dominated company

    Employees on maternity and paternity leave were laid off. The company does not care about you or your family. You are just a number. (some individual managers are very supportive, but this is my impression of the company as a whole)

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with employees, stop sugarcoating bad situations


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Bottom Line"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some really nice people here before everything changed and bankers were brought in with little people skills

    Cons

    Before they brought in New management and laid off hundreds this was an awesome place. Unfortunately bottom line wins here


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Stay away from this place!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch and unlimited PTO

    Cons

    Management doesn’t know the direction of where to go. 2 mass layoffs, one with the previous CEO, and then 1 month after another CEO takes control, anotherl mass layoff.


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