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Revlon Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • work/life balance once you get in the swing of things (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, fast pace envirolment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Their senior management changed often (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours occasionally especially at month and year ends (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "IT Security Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best benefits package State-wide. Great salaries. Close to my home and flexible work hours. Large corporate IT department. Great location if living in North Central part of North Carolina

    Cons

    Unable to work from home or telecommute.


  2. "Horrible Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees/ Co workers are great
    Every other Friday off
    Free product perks

    Cons

    Management (in certain departments not all) are horrible and demeaning, the way they treat employees makes for a very unhealthy work environment and HR in the San Diego office is useless. Poor employee moral. No training and zero communication.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to keep a close eye on some of the managers/ directors in San Diego. Alot of long time, hard working, passionate employees are going to leave. Things are bad and hopefully it's noticed and things change. There is alot of hard working employees that go un noticed and the moral is at an all time low.


  3. "Questionable Managment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees/ Co-Workers/ Sales & Educators are all very talented, hardworking and friendly (they made working there bearable), off every other Friday, Free product perks, on-site salons.

    Cons

    Directors/ Management in certain departments (not all) treat their staff horrible, demeaning them in front of other staff and have overall questionable intentions. On site HR support isn't reliable so as an employee you feel you don't have voice. No training and ZERO communication. The overall employee moral is very low and almost everyone is extremely over worked with little to no recognition. A lot of changes in the company as a whole which could be good or could make things worse......that is to be determined.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management needs to open their eyes to what is going on in San Diego and how the employees are being treated by on site management. When hardworking, dedicated employees who have been with the company 15+ years are talking about how bad things are and even thinking of leaving that should say a lot and someone should listen or this company will lose some good employees.


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  5. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revlon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big Company name! It is still recognized for its name as a true industry icon.

    Cons

    First of all - Revlon needs to get rid of the management who are technically ex-pats in the US and who still are under their country of origin mentality. VPs who can barely speak the language in the US and who feel that they are above the rest of the company. HR seriously needs to do their job and focus on the quality of the people that they have in place providing seminars to polish them. Look around for the sacred cows and realign the place for the sake of the company


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Comedy Central"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer hours is the only pro. Really cannot speak to many pros at this company. Big name in the industry but very small once inside. Not what it used to be! It's become a different animal all together from just a few years ago.

    Cons

    The amount of chaos, unclear direction, lack of overall strategy, disconnect from consumer understanding, poor innovation, and constant change in direction is beyond comical. Where to start. The constant cycling of many, many team members and supervisors shows their true weakness. People were constantly fired or let go. Unfulfilled promises from sr team leaders that went on too long. The last CEO and his band of incompetent merry men left quite a mess.
    Way too many lawsuits and sexual harassment cases at play. People disappeared from one day to the next because of this. Very odd vibe and work setting in financial district, must have gotten a good deal on rent for a beauty company to be next to Wall St. Very cold and stark. The sr team leaders are a bunch of ugly, back stabbing women who think they rule the world. Pathetic case of the mean girls club. Reality check should be a good look in the mirror. Dropping the F bomb doesn't make you a good leader, cool, or remotely pretty. When people in the building avoid wanting to work on their teams because they don't merit their own employees, promote, or acknowledge good work, they should wonder why people are leaving left and right or requesting to be put on another team. It was witnessed on the floor when one through a legit temper tantrum about a higher pay and position. Great job setting a good standard for the group. Unreal. But some how these threats are only what HR listens and reacts too. One person in particular in HR has no business being in beauty and needs to be let go. Her competency should seriously be evaluated.
    Another dept was morphed into the marketing area and they seemed to have zero experience and ability to execute in their new role which made it very difficult to work with. For those that spent a lot of $$ on an Ivy League Business School education, it's an insult to have others absorb the same titles.
    Wow, would never happen at a true CPG company.
    Knew of another situation where the team lead had a secret promo deal going on behind the scenes and had zero interest in their team, was solely focused on getting to that next level and spent zero time invested in their direct reports. Absolute deer in headlights. Embarrassing when their direct reports could lead the team better than they could, but hey, promote the those that threaten, that's the Revlon way.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the Sr leadership team,
    top to bottom. Those that breezed through high ranking titles in a short tenure is very suspicious and have no business leading a team. Invest in HR team that actually listens to employees and strives to work on their behalf, not by threatening. Where is the plan to retain the good ones? Take a step back and ask yourself why people are leaving after years, and why nothing is being done to help stop it. The culture needs a serious injection of something?? Would not recommend this place. Snakes in the grass!
    P.S. If any of your C Suite members needs note cards for a speech, that should be immediate grounds for termination. What a joke! Who does that?!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "It's chaos. Think twice before accept a job in this place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer hours
    Location in NYC
    The name in your resume
    Iconic brand
    Scale of the business
    Good employees
    Decent products

    Cons

    The need to set priorities
    A lot of time waste with consultants
    New people coming everyday.
    Cost reduction focus no investment

    Advice to Management

    Set priorities
    Focus on the important things


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Manager in New York"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy the people at the bottom

    Cons

    Total mess of a company. No communication, empowerment, or trust. Top-down decision-making with leadership completely out of touch with the day to day. Integration with Elizabeth Arden has been poorly executed, with most employees not knowing what their new job responsibilities are. No culture of developing or investing in employees; not even allowed to expense dinner or take a cab home when working until midnight. Unrealistic expectations for the salary. No confidence that management even knows how to make the brands relevant to consumers. No strategy or planning results in constant scrambling without investment in the resources needed to make smart decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together! Treat employees like people. Set realistic expectations or properly resource teams to carry out the work. Care about the culture and morale.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Rep/Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative/Merchandiser in Stafford, VA
    Current Employee - Account Representative/Merchandiser in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for Revlon for over 20 years, and I consider myself to be a valued employee!

    Cons

    Not as many incentives as there were 10 yes previous!
    But I enjoy my work and my job!

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to have more weekly hours as we had in the past!


  10. Helpful (8)

    "STAY AWAY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nothing. The ny location has a nice view but it's at the bottom of Manhattan. Long commute from anywhere and they don't pay enough for you to live nearby

    Cons

    Keep employees in the dark. Pay is not comparable to other NYC companies and benefits are minimal. Forget it if your a woman in a certain department. Only men get promoted to vp even with less experience/ talent. Majority of vp and above are men and it's who you know. And they talk down to the women. Very disrespectful. People are MISERABLE and turnover high.

    Advice to Management

    Go away. The place needs an entire overhaul and attitude change. Get with the 21st century.


  11. Helpful (12)

    "Churn and Burn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, modest benefits and competitive vacation time. Some talented people sprinkled throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Management changes every 2-3 years so the company doesn't improve sales or share (always changing strategy and changing staff). All of top management is male- no female voice in leadership- and all the strategic decisions about products are made by men who have never tried them. Company culture is very negative- sexual harassment and discrimination are tolerated, racial bias is rampant (only white men in leadership) and most employees have very low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that to succeed in beauty you need women leaders- they are the users of the category and understand what women need and want in a brand. Stop changing the executive team every 2-3 years and get focused. Bring in modern HR people who can implement programs to improve company culture and morale.


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