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Revlon Reviews

Updated January 3, 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)

  • Comparatively high turnover in back office (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Line production"

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    Former Employee - Production Line Worker in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Production Line Worker in Oxford, NC

    I worked at Revlon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid every week the people are nice

    Cons

    You work for 7.25 an hour 12 hour shift


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible"

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

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

    Pros

    I really can't think of any other than the ideal of the product they sold.

    Cons

    Terrible management, no real training, a bunch of mean women who back-stab to get ahead in business. It was honestly the worst working experience of my life.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look in the mirror and evaluate your teams on merit. Stop the mean girl behavior and make a plan and keep going.


  3. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were pretty good. Hours were pretty much 9 to 5.

    Cons

    Lack of management and direction. The company does not value their employees. They are viewed as a resource and not a person.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing and success will come


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  5. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Glamorous business
    Great location
    Strong brand name

    Cons

    No strategy, chaotic and short term results driven
    Hostile and acrimonious work environment


  6. "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, vacations, decent insurance. It's a good place to learn how one person should not be treated. Good place to learn and leave as soon as you get experience.

    Cons

    The former CEO and his leadership team killed the culture, create the lowest morale ever, and developed the most toxic environment I have ever worked for. There was no merit evaluation, only nepotism. It only matters whom you are family of. It was really the worst experience ever. Backstabbing and terrible HR performance.

    Advice to Management

    Fortunately most of the Sr. Leadership step down already, and the survivors will fall soon by their own lack of respect for the people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Packaging Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Very Hard to Find pros

    Cons

    - Under qualified people in high position, that have little basic knowledge of area they are placed in
    - Every function operates as their own island no cohesion at all
    - Very unorganized, under funded lab

    Advice to Management

    Employ people who actually know what they are talking about and people who know how to speak to people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attractive Pay
    Heritage Beauty Company
    Exposure to Fast Pace Environment
    Exposure to High Sku Ct.
    Vacation Package
    Free Revlon Products

    Cons

    Long Hours 70+/wk, High-Stress, Little Reward
    Lack of Motivation and Empowerment from Mgmt.
    Lack of Resources, Processes, Consistent Direction
    Lacks the Promotion of Creative Thought and Forward Thinking
    High Employee Turnover
    No Community Involvement

    Company did not acknowledge the hard work their employees put in because leadership was not engaged. Majority of leadership was preoccupied putting out daily fire drills driven from the company feeding off of short-term plans and contradicting directions. The constant changes and lack of processes and resources made for a tough environment to prioritize and manage time.

    Advice to Management

    Revlon must listen, learn and develop their employees to be thoughtful leaders in order to retain talented professionals.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Look elsewhere!"

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

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

    Pros

    Well known, strong name in beauty industry, nice office views. Office is fairly new in FiDi section. Occasionally get some free product.

    Cons

    Constant change in leadership and direction, so much to the point where they don't know what is up or down. Let's throw it at the wall and hopefully sticks approach. Last CEO destroyed the place, very low morale and unclear direction. Toxic work environment. VERY high turnover. Too many of the good ones are leaving at a fast rate.Reward for doing a great job..? More work with sometimes impossible project lists and work hours. Most folks are there until 8pm. Promote from within instead of hiring from the outside, recognize, acknowledge, and place existing employees in higher roles. Some Sr folks are questionable at best in their positions, it's embarrassing when the junior team members know more about the business than their team lead. HR is on another planet, disconnected from reality and works solely for upper mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Stop losing good people, do something about retaining strong performers. Revamp HR dept.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Uncheck upper management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Professional and clean office. Great location. Awesome brands. Lots of free merchandise. Sales team and educators are dedicated.

    Cons

    Upper management takes no responsibility for their decisions. They lack direction which leads to a difficult working environment. Office politics are very apparent. Too much gossip. Not much guidance. Terrible planning.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with proactive solutions instead of letting situations spiral out of control.


  11. Helpful (18)

    ""The Ship Be Sinking""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Hey, at least the view from the office building is nice, but that's like saying Guantanamo Bay has gorgeous beaches.

    Also, most recruiters know that Revlon is a terrible place to work so answering the 'why are you leaving' question during interviews can more or less be summed up with 'because it's Revlon'. And no, that is not hyperbole.

    Cons

    Beyond anything else, the morale there is so unbelievably low; I've been to cancer wards in hospitals that are more upbeat. On more than one occasion I've seen someone start all bright eyed and ready to go and within weeks they turn into sad shells that make the periodic daily shuffle from desk to the bathroom / breakroom and back. The only escape is finding another place to work. Just to give an example, when people resign, it's not met with any sadness whatsoever, but instead with vicarious pride and joy with a hint of jealousy. Think of Bruce Wayne's prison escape from The Dark Knight Rises. The place is that toxic.

    It's not the people though; most are down to earth folks who just want to take pride in what they do and get treated with dignity and respect. It's senior management -- VPs allergic to collaborating who generally sit in their walled off glass offices thinking of ways not to move their people, their department, or the business itself forward in a positive way, but to make the year's targets in order to get that bonus money. It's this myopic business strategy that keeps turnover high and the financial wheels spinning in place.

    Oh, and for some reason although this is an American company senior management is comprised entirely of native spanish speakers, including the new CEO and CFO. This may explain why they are loathe to interact with the rank and file outside of email and text and it may explain, partly, the low morale -- the aloofness towards the employees with the 'our strategy is great if only those drones could execute properly' has this old world european tinge to it that is the antithesis of the bottoms up success stories of companies that value their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Millennials are not only the customers of the future, they are already the majority of the new workforce. How do you expect to attract new talent when you put zero emphasis on the things they are looking for in a career: challenging work, opportunities to influence, power to make decisions, etc? Maybe pick up a copy of the Harvard Business Review once in a while and read the articles on how to be a better manager. I assume they have translations in spanish. Until you realize this, your competitors will continue to eat your lunch.



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