Revlon Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Lorenzo Delpani
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Pros
  • Summer Hours and Holiday Hours really help with work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Brand and the compensation and benefits are good (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is heavily weighted towards work (in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours, very egotistical people, lots of politics (in 4 reviews)

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  1. It's all about who you know

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    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have good benefits for their employees compared with other companies in the same industry. Also, they offer some small company attitude to the larger business.

    Cons

    The company revolves around who you know rather then what you know. Their company training policy doesn't exist and there is a lack of motivation in a good deal of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Move into the 21st century, and reward good work rather then good looks. Innovation is something to be proud of, rather then looked down at.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Ticking Timebomb

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Disorganized and chaotic to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the top and the rest will correct itself.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Long history of decline - hope it's improved since I've left, as they have great brands.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beauty category is a fun space, when you get to spend time on the brand, marketing and new product innovation. There are some great individual people there, if you look.

    Cons

    While I was there, it seemed management would always operate with tied hands, answering to majority shareholder who lacks ability to manage the company. We spent too much time on non-value added tasks, nothing to do with marketing, brands, or consumer - e.g. reformatting spreadsheets based on who's in charge that day.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in experienced brand marketers with success running and turning around businesses - and let them do what they do best. Hold on to the best talent by keeping them happy and creating a positive, open culture.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Your success depends on who you work for or who you know

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, good location, summer Fridays

    Cons

    Too many approvals needed for a decision to be made, a lot of bureaucracy, it's not what you know it's who you know, no career growth opportunities, no discount or perks

    Advice to Management

    Allow others a hand in decision making, there is too much dependency on the approval process. Effectively develop a plan for grooming your employees, offer computer training to enhance skills


  6. Helpful (3)

    Work work work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat organization, summer and holiday hours, small teams so it is easier to know who people are and what they do.

    Cons

    Very lean organization - there's always too much work to be done and permanently short on people to do it. Work-life balance is heavily weighted towards work. Decision-making only at the top levels (VP and such), the rest is about getting someone else's decision implemented.


  7. Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    The name will look great on your resume and you get to work with great people.

    Cons

    Low on efficient/productive processes. Lots of drama.


  8. No growth, questionable management, overuse of temps.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. No cost for parking. Assistants try to organize potluck gatherings for holidays. Good, safe area. Building recently renovated. In-house nail salon and free product perks.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover. Low employee morale. Contract temps are rarely offered full time positions and just keep extending the contracts. No one seems to know how to do anything and just passes buck to save themselves. Gross work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Notice the talent in front of you and release the dead weight. Too many exceptional employees have left because they were not recognized. Too many LONG term employees that are a cancer to the company and cannot pull their own weight.


  9. fork lift

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have full benefits that's good

    Cons

    No communication between HR and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Have a open ear to employees complaints.


  10. Sinking ship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Package Designer
    Former Employee - Package Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good name to have on resume. May lead to better position in other personal care companies.

    Cons

    Since 2007 there were layoffs to try to recover management's mistakes. They never seemed to be able to make money, so they keep on cutting people. The company is a shell of the former cosmetic manufacturer it was in the late 80's and early 90's. A lot of talented people were let go and some old timers that should have been, are still there. The atmosphere has been gloomy for at least the last three years. It can only get better if the company is bought out by someone who has better business sense in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Try new blood at levels. The old ways of doing business isn't working.


  11. Struggling to make a break from the past

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good intentions and willingness to try. - High levels of involvement - Small with ability to get your arms around the whole business

    Cons

    - Inward looking - Limited ambtion and unrealistic of what it takes to win - highly centralised with sr. mgt making all decisions without being fully in touch with market place realities - very arbitrary with one restructuring every 5-6 months. Rational for these never fully explained or beleived

    Advice to Management

    - Growth is hard - Doing same things that have been done in the past and expecting differnt outcomes is not sensible. - Empower people - If you dont take the decisions you are never going to have your skin in the game. - Have some stability in the business - no more changing strategies, structure or ppl.



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