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Revlon Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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Fabian Garcia
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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. "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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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.

  3. Helpful (19)

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

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    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.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Category Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Category Specialist in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Category Specialist in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Lower level employees are awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Management - top down push for processes that do not fulfill the needs of the business, harsh and sometimes demeaning to employees. High stress. 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.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your employees that do that work every day. Treat your employees with respect and show them gratitude. Don't throw your employees under the bus for your mistakes.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "revlon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pension plans as well vacation and sick leaves.

    Cons

    Pay is average for the area..


  6. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly and overall it is a young environment

    Cons

    The majority of the Company is essentially doubling their workload after the merger


  7. Helpful (14)

    "Churn and Burn"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Disorganized silos chasing....something"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable for office staff at least

    Cons

    Little co-ordination. What's important changes weekly. Outdated systems. Try to be agile and have conservative processes at the same time. Expect 60+ hours.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be and build systems and processes to support that.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "it's ok place to work"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "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.


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