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Renovate America Reviews

Updated February 5, 2018
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Pros
  • Free lunch everyday for all employees (in 47 reviews)

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

Cons
  • This company is growing fast as it redefines the home renovation industry using a groundbreaking public-private partnership business model (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Time of Transition and Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sadly, time to move on."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "The worst leadership experience !! Run Now."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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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.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work 2 years ago"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Bottom Line"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Stay away from this place!"

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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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Corporate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great employees and nice campus. Lots of nice people

    Cons

    Male dominant and you can feel it

    Advice to Management

    Work on professionalism


  10. Helpful (12)

    "VP"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Renovate America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Lunch which is nice

    Cons

    No dinner which is niot nice

    Advice to Management

    Provide free dinner which would be nice


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