Revel Systems

  www.revelup.com
  www.revelup.com

Revel Systems Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
40 Reviews
3.7
40 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Lisa Falzone
37 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Come work with very entrepreneurial people and make impact everyday – Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are great at promoting from within if you prove yourself! As a very fast pace growing company, there is great opportunity for anyone that raises a hand to take on extra responsibility. It is a very fun place to work but people also get their work done. People who do well are extremely motivated and hungry. Revelers are fun, down-to-earth people, humble, and we have great team parties and events.

    Cons

    The office is about quite a commute for me so that is a draw back. Like any startup in a hot space, you must be comfortable with uncertainty. If you can't learn new features and new systems quickly it may not be a good fit. Revel is starting to feel more like a big company which is good because its becoming more structured although some departments still need more structure. Unfortunately its no longer a company where you know everyone by name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I’d love to see more career guidance and mentor-ship. I think it would be great to have more all hands meetings and more trainings. Get a bigger building as the walls are shrinking here in SF.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work and Excel in Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, NM (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, NM (US)

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment and culture are amazing. I’ve met some of my best friends here. The company does very interesting work. You fee like your work is relevant when you work here because of the nature of the company's work. The people are nice and down to earth. I like how it’s a real product that will help people. You learn a lot while working here.

    Cons

    People are assigned a lot of work and the clients are very demanding. Dealing with small business owners that are very price conscious can be difficult. Sometimes it gets very hot in the office and it can be hard to get work done when the AC is broke, but I know its being fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Air Con fixed. Raise more money so we can expand faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Amazing future potential for real growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professional growth is supported by senior management when aligned with company direction. I feel valued by my manager and senior management. I never have a boring day at work and thrive because I am provided the flexibility to own projects and solve problems! The consistent flow of innovation coming out of engineering is mind blowing. Very good benefits/perks for a small company.

    Cons

    Given this is a true start up/ small growth company, it is not for everyone. If you function best in a stable, static environment and/or need a very clear directives to work from, you would not be happy at Revel. As with other start ups I have worked at, there aren't many others performing the same function so I can't truly be off-grid for very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into adding a 401k plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Revel Systems is an amazing company against all odds.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Revel Systems

    Pros

    The whole industry is copying Revel which tells me that Revel is in the lead. Join a company that is changing the way people are experiencing commerce. Vision is one of the things upper management does have. Lets think about it. They have taken the company from 0 to over 25 million in revenue. Revel is a profitable business. How many companies in the valley can say they make a profit in less then 4 years?

    Cons

    people that don't believe in the company are still around. Fire them faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more talented people
    Raise more money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Believe me this company is the next big thing in the startup world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    170 employees and growing fast,
    work hard but as the song goes "work hard, play hard" is our motto here at Revel.
     I just moved to SF office and I love it here. So much to do in this city and I am grateful that Revel is giving me a chance to succeed in life.
    Cool toys to play with all the time.
    Whole staff on support is always helping one anther and it is great team work here.

    Cons

    Revel POS keeps changing all the time, so it is hard to stay up and up on all of the features.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate more and get more senior management as you are working yourselves to hard. I see the CTO running all over the world and he needs help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating, disorganized, and childish

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Place is full of really fun nice people. Most them work very hard and know what they are doing.
    The product has so much potential -- in a great space.

    Cons

    Higher levels of management lack experience. Management gets in the way of their employees. "Culture" and "values" are forced onto people. Respect and confidence is breed out of you, especially towards management. There is a "you are with us or against us mentality." To survive you must go along with questionable behavior and ethics.
    Valued employees don't get raises. Asking for one is a death sentence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CTO needs to readjust his perspective. He is paranoid of his employees. He is ok falsifying linkedin profiles and reviews.
    The CEO and cofounder should step aside and and put in place someone who has the ability to focus the CTO and cofounder. Revel Systems is trying to do all things to all businesses. Revel Systems needs a CEO who can build confidence with new investors and prospective partners and who is able to listen to people who. The CEO needs to learn when to accept that she lacks knowledge and then do something about it.
    Revel Systems has a board but it their board does not have people from the outside who can provide guidance. This is sorely needed.
    Managment generally hires good people but they get in their way.
    I wish management was more environmentally friendly. I wish they would encourage people to use filtered tap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Management and Below Average Talent Across the Board

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Trendy office location, which seems to be the CEO's only tangible goal or accomplishment to date

    Cons

    -Bad and inexperienced management, company runs very inefficiently from top to bottom
    -Pretty mediocre talent and qualifications across the board (few employees of elite educational or professional backgrounds)
    -Long hours that could be avoided if upper level management was better organized
    -Poor compensation
    -Culture is pretty disorganized and unprofessional- employees are pretty cavalier and apathetic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, this company's only cure might be to scrap C-level management and the employees who don't add value, start hiring better talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    A company that pretends its on the cutting edge..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Revel Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - There were a few great connections I made at Revel that I will carry with me moving forward.

    Cons

    - not sure what people are talking about when saying 'Huge Growth'...
    - don't get fooled, the leadership is horrible. CEO is a joke.
    - Revel is a follower in an overcrowded space with one distinct leader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to step down and bring in truly inspirational and innovative leaders that know how to drive a company forward and keep people happy. Obviously based on what others have said here, you are not doing a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Revel is undervalued like most of the POS industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company is worth a lot and the faster people understand that the faster people will realize what the founders are doing. I wonder if any of the bad reviews came from people that got fired? I have a lot of respect for the founders and what they have pulled off is amazing! With square taking a dive in the press Revel is finally coming into the light even more. I noticed the buzz around the office is building into something amazing. People are saying the three letter word a lot more (IPO). In our last company meeting the founders said they are taking Revel to IPO. I believe they will do it to.

    Cons

    Only lunch Monday, Wednesday Friday, they should have it every day catered.
    Lots of work but I guess I am not here for vacation
    Some times have to work on the weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and keep hiring good people we need them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Revel Systems Response

    Jun 11, 2014CTO Co Founder

    You are right about Revel the buzz around the office as Revel is heading to new heights bigger and brighter then before! I hope everyone has their ears wide open since there is a lot going on and ... More

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stellar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Revel Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible product with unique angle on market

    Unlimited opportunity for increased responsibility and growth

    Management is accessible and encourages employees to innovate and create change

    Cons

    The company has grown faster than certain systems, so there's a lot of work to be done! But that's the reason I love being here. The opportunity to build and create what didn't previously exist.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Revel Systems? Share Your Experiences

Revel Systems

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.