Revlon Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
53 Reviews
3.3
53 Reviews
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Lorenzo Delpani
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Review Highlights

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
  • Long hours, very egotistical people, lots of politics (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ticking Timebomb

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Disorganized and chaotic to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the top and the rest will correct itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Struggling to make a break from the past

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

    I have been working at Revlon

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Package Designer
    Former Employee - Package Designer

    I worked at Revlon

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    It's all about who you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist

    I have been working at Revlon

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Need to know somebody

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

    I have been working at Revlon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Ok place to work for experience, but not for long term

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow in the departments. Compensation is low for college graduates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to start, Not retire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Facilitator in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Process Facilitator in Oxford, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. 15 Vacation days, 40 hours of Paid leave, And 4 floating holidays is good for a manufacturing company.

    Cons

    Lousy pay. Most people with wife and children cannot live on the salary of my position. I mean 22,000 a year is barely living in this country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People of my position should at least get paid a living wage, also most people view my position as a dead end position. there is no way to move up at the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learned a lot in a short amount of time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Summer Hours and Holiday Hours really help with work-life balance
    The office was located just outside of Grand Central Station so was an easy commute for most and convenient for shopping and lunch
    They did offer a pension plan, though I am not sure if they still do
    Great discounts on cosmetics

    Cons

    Bonuses were not paid while I was there, I found this demotivating
    Frequent downsizing left the remaining employees concerned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for people that care about the brand and the organization, not just their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

    Former Employee - Pick Packer in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Pick Packer in Oxford, NC

    I worked at Revlon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, people are friendly

    Cons

    Women keep a lot of Drama going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough communication to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brand Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance for employees

    Cons

    pay is extremely low for a reputable organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on grooming by providing opportunities to learn

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Just Average!

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

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Nice People to work with

    Cons

    Benefits are average or below
    Career Development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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