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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. "It's all about who you know"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have good benefits for their employees compared with other companies in the same industry. Also, they offer some small company attitude to the larger business.

    Cons

    The company revolves around who you know rather then what you know. Their company training policy doesn't exist and there is a lack of motivation in a good deal of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Move into the 21st century, and reward good work rather then good looks. Innovation is something to be proud of, rather then looked down at.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Ticking Timebomb"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Work work work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat organization, summer and holiday hours, small teams so it is easier to know who people are and what they do.

    Cons

    Very lean organization - there's always too much work to be done and permanently short on people to do it. Work-life balance is heavily weighted towards work. Decision-making only at the top levels (VP and such), the rest is about getting someone else's decision implemented.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    The name will look great on your resume and you get to work with great people.

    Cons

    Low on efficient/productive processes. Lots of drama.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "fork lift"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Good to learn a lot and then leave asap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience from here since they give you a lot of work and cross train in different areas so you are more versatile. Good place to start out of college to gain experience.

    Cons

    They dump a ton of work on you; you basically do the job of 3 people by yourself. The more you do the more they give you, but don't credit you for. It's basically job you start at right out of college, gain the experience you need, then leave for a job with better pay.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people who do the work, that's why you can't keep anyone longer than 2 years.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Company going through destabilizing changes"

    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
    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.


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