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Updated November 5, 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance and friendly colleagues (in 8 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, good work - life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance - you are expected to show up at 7/8am work until 6/7pm and then work more once you get home (in 5 reviews)

  • Awful Senior Management throughout UK (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Start Obeying The Law And Pay For Overtime"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people and nice perks/office activities

    Cons

    Poor communication, HR not very good, no one receives paid overtime when people are staying very late. A new law has been active since 2016 which protects NY State employees and states that employees should receive paid overtime which Revlon does not follow

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  2. "Not perfect, but who is"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Great friendship with co-workers, team atmosphere,

    Cons

    Pay rates are good but under industry standards

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay rates

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Eyes wide open"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Great people, ability to make a difference and get things done, opportunity to get good experience in a fast paced environment, quality products, nice fresh open office space in HQ

    Cons

    Very fast pace, lean resources, challenging culture and leadership styles


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Product Development Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You really get to learn about the industry, everything is hands on. Overall it was actually tons of fun.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    Management was great. If anything, try to better understand the interns if they ever make mistakes. Everything is a learning process. :)


  5. "Forklift Operator"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They does great training with new people and have great opportunity as well.

    Cons

    Employees doesn't get fair chances at this company and they make you wait almost 1-3 just to become permanent. and i feel like that's just not fair to work your tail off just to get paid little as a example working from 5-2:30 and get paid 8.10 per hour.


  6. "business development internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people. Gotbs lot of experience!

    Cons

    No cons at all. They teached me a lot


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stability and Direction issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are average to above average
    A lot of good, hardworking, engaged employees
    On site cafeteria

    Cons

    Significant turn over
    Very poor communications from management to the execution level
    Frequent priority changes, many that fail to be maintained.
    Limited evidence of trust toward employees.
    More fluff than substance. Flavor of the month approach to management. Open communications is "hot" for a month or two, then falls to the wayside.
    Roles are frequently changed with no notice and little guidance.
    Many staff employees just try to keep their heads down and stay noticed for fear blamed for things outside of their control.

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of hardworking people that feel unsupported. Stop the "must place blame" approach and work through the issues as a team. Our lack of success is directly attributable to your inability to set a clear, consistent business path.

  8. "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Staff and Benefits. Location is central to all nightlife.

    Cons

    1 flight walk up to office.

    Advice to Management

    More Happy Hour team building and food.


  9. "packageing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Henderson, NC
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Henderson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cleaning and packing materials into boxes loading the machines with lids and seal's

    Cons

    I really had no down sides of working I enjoyed working with and meeting new people

    Advice to Management

    I'm willing to learn what it takes to get the job done the right way and in a timely manner


  10. Helpful (18)

    "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

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

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

    Pros

    summer hours, salary, health benefits, vacation time.
    the company under Alan Ennis.
    my very first manager there was amazing. I heart her so hard.
    1 New York Plaza (such gorgeous views!)
    bounty of free lipstick! woot!

    Cons

    I am so bummed to even write this review. When I first started, this was such a great company. People had clear roles & responsibilities. There was a sense of respect for ALL starting from the TOP. Coworkers were friendly with each other and genuinely tried to help each other out. There was serious Work/Life Balance, for people with "families" as well as the singles crew. There were monthly Innovation Meetings, where people from a variety of teams/disciplines were invited to discuss and ideate new products. I loved the people; I loved the product—I was hoping to stay for a long time and build a career here.

    Then, all of that stopped. it went to hell in a handbasket fairly quickly. The former CEO was paranoid and borderline aggressive. There was a lot of glossing over this, but unfortunately, most of the allegations you can google are true. This attitude of disrespect trickled down to all rungs of the company. Everyone was overworked and unhappy because they didn't have control over their work. So many times we were told it "must" be done a certain way or by some obscure date. Everyone thought only about checking off their own tasks, not about the end result, cost or impact. "Collaboration" started to mean blind acquiescence. Any attempt at productive conversations to find any solution at all was met with misplaced attitude and rudeness. Junior employees had a seriously inflated sense of self and presumed to tell senior employees—experts in completely different fields—how to do their jobs (most times these senior employees had been at the company for 15+ years). Talented coworkers jumped ship as quickly as possible, and most people just gave up, which made it all even worse. Senior Directors were downright abusive to their teams with impunity. Passive-aggressive managers would purposefully gobble-up all the Christmas vacation so someone they didn't like on their team couldn't take off (especially weird when that manager didn't even celebrate the holiday!).

    A previous review compared this environment to the pit in which Batman was imprisoned in The Dark Knight Rises. That's true! but also the way people would scrounge for free product. Instead of taking a couple pieces for themselves so everyone could have some, they would scoop up bags and bags (which would oftentimes end up on the interwebs for sale) like these products don't cost $4 w/ a coupon. ugh, so tacky & weird. Give these poor souls some gratis!

    NO career growth or opportunities. You would be asked to take on TONS of extra projects, only to have several people hired over you. VPs spent millions (that were not allocated or approved by finance) needlessly to satisfy their egos and grandiose, incongruent ambitions, while demanding that most other teams work miracles with no budget, thin staff or correct resources. Definitely wrecked a few Christmas plans.

    Hopefully, Fabian is paying attention and can turn this around. He seemed like a nice guy. He at least started having better dialogue with the company through Town Hall meetings so we could see what was happening. He would even say hi to you in the morning!

    Advice to Management

    start taking ACTION when you receive multiple, serious complaints about an employee. STOP MICROMANAGING. Bring back the health fairs, community events, and company challenges. Please stop fetishizing MBAs...real-world experience, creativity (in any field) and maturity are much more valuable. and, you seriously have too many chiefs, not enough indians.

    Company and Brand STRATEGY must come from CONSUMER INSIGHTS. Not the whim of your all-male C-suite. Listen to your 90% female Marketing team. They have been wearing your products most of their lives! On that note, get your marketing team back to MARKETING and not fixing all the holes on every other team.

    Bring back RESPECT....for your employees, for their time, for the women you claim to "love," for your CUSTOMERS. I have never worked at a company with such distain for their own customers. Just because someone lives outside the NYC bubble does not make them complete idiots with no expectations. Companies that LOVE their customers are the only ones that will succeed.

    Finally, have a little IMAGINATION! seriously, take a risk. It can only go up from here.


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