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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Collaboration, more like Isolation

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    Current Employee - FPA Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - FPA Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - The pay is competitive compared to other similar firms.
    - They try to work to provide employees with a work-life balance.
    - International company with a strong brand.

    Cons

    - Most of the work provided is mundane and repetitive. There is no real innovation at the company. Known to be a status quo company.
    - Employee advancement is ridiculously limited. I met employees who have worked for the company for 35 years are still Senior Analyst and have not been provided the opportunity to move up within the firm.
    - The company has a strategy of working separately and then throwing the separate parts together to create the product. There is not much collaboration between the departments in the company to create more innovative ideas to help grow the company.
    - Honestly, I hear employees spend more time complaining about working for the company than actually doing work for the company. It's the saddest form of productivity ineffectiveness I have ever seen.
    - Management is good at selling the company and its positions, but the pitch is a lot stronger than what they have to actually offer. A company with a brand this strong cant crack the Fortune 1000, there is a reason for that. Not where you want to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Groom and grow. Stop picking people from other companies that have no idea about your product and strategies. Also pay closer attention to your current employees and reevaluate their effectiveness and cut the fat. Get younger, and innovate. Stop being status quo. Don't believe me look at their financials for the last 5 years, always between 1.0-1.3B

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Lean, flat organization with a collaborative environment that focuses on grooming its people

    Cons

    As with any company each personal experience is different and some employees may have individual downsides of working at the Company, but on the whole working at Revlon is an enjoyable experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fair employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Revlon

    Pros

    Many long term employees who care about the business.
    Opportunities are there if you work hard and are focused..

    Cons

    The market category is volatile; when the company prospers employees do; when the economy is flat, that is when changes are made. Basic business principals followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your your biggest assets --- your employees

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Revlon

    Pros

    The people here were generally very nice and very smart. They were happy to teach you whatever they knew The standards for job competency are high and you will be forced to develop excellent technical skills if you want to keep yours. The products are very nice and amazingly creative considering that they do not have alot of money to invest in the business. If you are not a hard worker you will be unhappy here; this is not a place where you can coast and maintain an under the radar existence.

    Cons

    Financially shaky
    No hesitancy in firing people; somewhat brutal in that respect
    Could be better about disciplining problem managers - they are more concerned about performance here, sometimes don't care enough about employee morale or satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Historical hires are fired too readily whenever they bring in a new management team, and then a few years later that management team is thrown out and the whole process begins again. Maybe it would be good to question new management who wants to come in and fire everyone and bring in their own people.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Formulaic approach to marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Revlon

    Pros

    - Cross functional teams are generally strong
    - Ability to work on high visibility campaigns
    - Hours are reasonable with people out the door by 6-7PM (no wknds)

    Cons

    - Culture is very hierarchical
    - Marketing work is reporting and execution heavy
    - Behind the curve on using latest tools to market to consumers such as social media

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management is very finance focused and they need more marketing or sales focus at the top to set the proper direction of the company
    - Empower the Marketing department with resources to know more about the consumer in order to aid the development of new products and to use marketing tools more effectively

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Competitive pay and great benefits
    Low stress
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement
    Upper management sometimes loses touch with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ticking Timebomb

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Fun, creative industry in the middle of New York City. Really nice working environment with smart, nice people. Large advertising campaigns.

    Cons

    Revlon was in such a bad place financially, that they brought in finance people to straighten everything out. The financials have gotten so much better, but there are no marketing people at the top level. A brand-driven company should probably have some marketing input at the highest level...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is getting better all the time. As soon as the leaders trust what the workers are doing, the products will do even better.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Revlon Jobs

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Retail Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Revlon

    Pros

    Great Autonomy, They really let you utilize your skills to be sucessful.

    Cons

    Sometimes a disconnect between Marketing and retail ops and sales. This has led to some big failures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership works hard and many time they work with the hands tied due to a limited budget.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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