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Revature Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work culture and environment is good" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Good place to start your career" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons, couldn't get a job on my own without their training" (in 23 reviews)

  • "you have to commit to a 2-year contract" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (80)

    "You will have a great career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was referred by a friend who successfully got trained and working with Revature. I have attended Java training got placed with a project. I am also getting continuous technical support from my trainer. Excellent team they have who are supportive in all the ways. Work culture and environment is good.

    Cons

    Training is pretty extensive but it’s an asset for an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your good work and thanks for your support.

    Revature Response

    May 29, 2018 – Revature Success Team

    Thanks for the great review. We appreciate your comments and will share them with our management team. You can always reach out to us directly at reviews@revature.com


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture at revature is very good.There is a lot of opportunity to learn and grow at revature.Most importantly they value our time for work as well family.Transparency in the company and team building is really something very much inspired me to work at revature.

    Cons

    Not much that i can say.

    Advice to Management

    Together we stay,the strong we are.

  3. Helpful (12)

    "Great opportunity to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Revature is a great way to start your career especially if you have little to no software experience and are interested in working in the field. The technologies you learn in the training are very useful and will greatly help you get your foot in the door to many companies. The experience you receive through Revature is comparable to getting a masters in that it will take a couple years and you will learn a lot, but at Revature you are getting actual work experience and are being paid to learn.

    Cons

    Be expected to work several hours most nights after work and on weekends completing project work. The training is very rigorous, but in the end you will have valuable knowledge that many clients seek. Also, expect to be paid minimum wage during the training for a couple months, but you will make significantly more once you get placed with a client. You also have to agree to stay with Revature for 2 years and be willing to relocate, but the experience that you get in this time is invaluable and you will be able to work almost anywhere you want after that and start making 6 figure salaries.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Training is great, but housing is another concern..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Energetic, Helpful, Performance Oriented, Friendly, Ambitious. Trainers are more than happy to help, and Human resources is extremely friendly which is nice to see. The executives here at hq do roam around every now and again and introduce themselves and establish some rapport with us even though we're likely not going to have much dealing with them. Revature for the most part makes sure we're all happy here.

    Cons

    Training is a little rushed IMO, might just be the program I'm in.
    The folks in charge of retention aren't the most helpful, but otherwise everyone else is very friendly and helpful.

    The training housing is very cramped. The apartment I'm assigned to is a townhouse and is one of the more spacious ones and we still barely have room for the 5 of us, but still livable if you're on the same page with your roomates.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about which program you're assigning us to! I didn't learn my training track until day 1 and it ended up being a very fast pace and dense program. If I had known ahead of time I would've waited another week or two for Spark or Java EE in stead of PE.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Strap in for the ride..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Rigorous, structured training
    -Fantastic trainer
    -Certifications paid for (if you pass)
    -2 year contract guaranteed with a Fortune 500 company (If you pass training)
    -Huge growth opportunity
    -Camaraderie with your training class becomes an important aspect of the training

    Cons

    -Your life feels ambiguous from the very beginning to the end of the program
    -Little consistency between classes as to the hiring process at the end
    -Housing provided but not free ($100/week), and you could and probably will be living with 5 other people at some point in a 3 bedroom apartment.
    -Not everyone makes it through the training, we started with 19 and ended with 16.
    - Don't ever expect to get real information from upper management, they easily skirt around your questions

    Advice to Management

    I know because of the model that the program is an ambiguous environment as to the back-end of anything at any point...but it would be really nice as the company grows to be able to offer trainees more information on the process, the clients, the after-process, and even our own performance during training.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great training for the right candidate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent training in software development from a business analysis point of view
    -Excellent personal development program
    -Great step stone to a fortune 500 company
    -Living with associates makes it easy to work and study after work hours
    -Diversity

    Cons

    -Housing is too expensive considering that you are sharing with 3-4 more people
    -Feedback to associates can improve and should be provided, accessible online.
    -Focus on technical training for at least couple weeks: SQL and Unix
    -Could raise salary to at least $10 per hour
    -Be more transparent the first two weeks and tell associates the potential anchor and domain you are going to placed in.

    Advice to Management

    Please make an effort to pay more to associates who are starting out their careers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A very rewarding experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training for real world experience.
    Learning skills related to business analysis.
    Resources are provided to you.
    Opportunities to gain certifications.
    It is very diverse people.
    Provides an environment focused on learning and achieving goals.
    Worth the time, you get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Relocation from home if that is not your thing.

    Advice to Management

    See more of the batches to enforce how important and how much you want to see them exceed.

  8. "Overall Amazing!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity that Revature gives really is as amazing as it seems. It is a great program that is very rigorous, but at the end, I am much more prepared than I ever could have imagined.

    Cons

    The housing was inconsistent, but went well for me.


  9. "Revature Business Analysis Training Program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Experience that employers are looking for.
    Certifications that can be used way beyond the program.
    Connections with others in your program.
    Job offers from fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    Moving away from home.
    Living situation.
    The pay.
    Sometimes management isn't as helpful

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront about all details of the training.
    Don't make guarantees you can't keep.


  10. "Good way to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    -intensive learning environment
    -real-world scenarios
    -experienced trainers
    -professional development focus
    -housing offered at Reston, VA location
    -reimbursements for required certifications
    -interview with/work at Fortune 500 companies

    Cons

    -associates in housing can be moved at any time
    -usually 6 people to an apartment, can get crowded
    -need to improve feedback to trainees during the program

    Advice to Management

    -increase transparency on possible clients and domains