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Revlon Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. "Horrible Management"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Churn and Burn"

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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "it's ok place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Processing Facilitator in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Processing Facilitator in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay every week, great benefits. a lot of the co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Seems to be always in transition which isn't always a good thing. Communication is bad, not very organized. It can be very confusing and frustrating to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Better structure, more accountability for everyone, better communication all the way around.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revlon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's very easy work- not a positive for me but I know for a lot of others.

    Cons

    Backstabbing, jealousy, minimal management involvement, no reliablilty engineering, no continuous improvement, fixing things with tape and "mole skin" is highly encouraged. Any efforts to improve equipment get ridiculed and laughed at, then someone else implements them a few months later and takes credit for it. Only people who advance there are relatives of other higher level employees. Production scheduling and poor coordination between production and maintenance result in machines and equipment being neglected- and when there is machine downtime there is no coordination at any level about process improvement or even basic upkeep beyond generic and minimal preventive maintenance work orders.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding backstabbers. Stop hiring your cousins. Have any involvement with any shift besides first. Communicate with maintenance about the plan for the department and/or individual machines. Is the plan to run this machine into the dirt because it's not worth upgrading or even fixing beyond basics? Are we purposely not caring about this or that machine because they're being removed soon or aren't fast/efficient/important enough anymore? Communicate (because there is NONE) so we understand what the goals and plans are- what the priorities are even.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Company going through destabilizing changes"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brand awareness and heritage
    Nice easy going colleagues, not a lot of politicking
    Good opportunities available if you perform well
    Free/discounted products
    Nice office

    Cons

    Weak leadership with questionable strategy and understanding of the market. Mgmt does not take responsibility when their ideas/direction don't end up well.
    Cronynism within management - they hire and promote ppl they have worked with or are from similar cultures
    Too many changes have been made in the last few years and those changes have been fairly destablizing. If the new mgmt don't find their footing soon, Revlon's downward spiral will be hastened.

    Advice to Management

    I wonder if the GLT actually has a vision of growing Revlon as a leading cosmetic brand or just concerned with meeting quarterly targets to ensure their bonuses are achieved? I don't think there's a long term future for this company simply because GLT is focusing on the short term financial results.


  7. "fork lift"

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    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have full benefits that's good

    Cons

    No communication between HR and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Have a open ear to employees complaints.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "No growth, questionable management, overuse of temps."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. No cost for parking. Assistants try to organize potluck gatherings for holidays. Good, safe area. Building recently renovated. In-house nail salon and free product perks.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover. Low employee morale. Contract temps are rarely offered full time positions and just keep extending the contracts. No one seems to know how to do anything and just passes buck to save themselves. Gross work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Notice the talent in front of you and release the dead weight. Too many exceptional employees have left because they were not recognized. Too many LONG term employees that are a cancer to the company and cannot pull their own weight.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Your success depends on who you work for or who you know"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, good location, summer Fridays

    Cons

    Too many approvals needed for a decision to be made, a lot of bureaucracy, it's not what you know it's who you know, no career growth opportunities, no discount or perks

    Advice to Management

    Allow others a hand in decision making, there is too much dependency on the approval process. Effectively develop a plan for grooming your employees, offer computer training to enhance skills


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Ticking Timebomb"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Disorganized and chaotic to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the top and the rest will correct itself.



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