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Updated September 12, 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance and friendly colleagues (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits and pension plans as well vacation and sick leaves (in 8 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 6 reviews)

  • Awful Senior Management throughout UK (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Open Office Environment - Cattle Stalls"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Revlon just moved to "Open Office Environment"! Similar to Congress not being required to use Obamacare; they force everyone else into it saying how great it is, yet management remained in closed offices. In fact, moving employees to cattle stalls allowed manager's to increase the size of their already large offices!

    Cons

    They first moved NY into open offices which are literally cattle stalls ... huge rooms with hundreds of people sitting together at long tables. In order to fit we had to trash files and remove 99.5% of personal belongings. They held a meeting describing the upcoming move, stating that it would improve communications and productivity"; they actually compared themselves to Google!! Apparently Revlon management is unaware of something called a "google search" because if they had they would have quickly realized:

    1. Cubicles were invented long ago as a remedy to the negative impacts of open-offices.

    2. Open-offices significantly decrease productivity because of the constant distractions (noise, movements, interruptions, non-work chatter, etc.).

    3. Attendance declines because of the germs spread.

    4. Employee happiness suffers greatly because of NO privacy (unable to make a doctor's appointment, to check on a sick child, or add a few personal effects, etc.).

    5. Increased stress - Because of all the interruptions and distractions employees required to work more hours to accomplish same amount of work and because they feel they are now being watched.

    6. Revlon requires office staff to participate in so many daily conference calls with other locations making it impossible to hear yourself think!

    They even created a long list of new office rules: how often you could get up, banning "offensive" smells (certain deodorant, perfumes, food, etc.)! We may as well be robots at this point!

    Advice to Management

    They first moved NY offices to this environment. Had they asked even one NY employee they would have quickly realized that the only employees that had any positive feedback regarding an open-office environment it was the Millennials .... and only because it allowed them to socialize more!!!


  2. "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staff and Benefits. Location is central to all nightlife.

    Cons

    1 flight walk up to office.

    Advice to Management

    More Happy Hour team building and food.

  3. "packageing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Henderson, NC
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Henderson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cleaning and packing materials into boxes loading the machines with lids and seal's

    Cons

    I really had no down sides of working I enjoyed working with and meeting new people

    Advice to Management

    I'm willing to learn what it takes to get the job done the right way and in a timely manner


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Very challange place, good growth opportunity

    Cons

    Word under pressure, a lot of projects


  5. "Job Satisfaction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company and gives very clear direction.

    Cons

    Wish their were more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (12)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Revlon Supply Chain Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When I first started Revlon I saw archaic Supply Chain Systems (AS400 ), an Org Chart so convoluted and top-heavy that put Federal Government to shame, no sound business processes, no real Global Supply Chain strategy, and a "leadership" team that was grossly unqualified for their positions. Many had only ever worked at Revlon so they had no other experience than piece-meal Revlon way!

    BUT, all of the above could have been tolerated because the culture was mostly based on family core values: work-life balance. appreciated and respected employees, lead with humility and compassion, and a lot of them actually valued input from employees that had prior experience!

    Then, everything changed ...

    Cons

    I encourage any of you considering employment at Revlon (especially Supply Chain) to read thru the reviews. You will see words like TOXIC used to describe the culture; BELIEVE it.

    THE CHANGE HAPPENED: New Supply Chain Leadership

    We were hoping for something positive; Maybe a Global Supply Chain Strategy, Maybe meetings with employees outlining the beginnings of a plan, Maybe even teams created (with employee input) with the goal of finally developing sound supply-chain, business processes.

    NOPE! We got NONE of that!

    INSTEAD,

    • SUPPLY CHAIN WAS RIPPED APART AND
        REORGANIZED MANY TIMES (without
        direction, NO cross-functional alignment, and
        NO processes outlining the new structure)

    • ANOTHER LAYER OF MANAGEMENT ADDED

    • CHAOS AND CONFLICT ENSUED

    • FAMILY VALUES GONE AND/OR MOCKED

    • NEW LEADERSHIP STYLE - arrogant, bullying,
        condescending, intimidating, belittling, public
        humiliation, no work-life balance, respect or
        value for employees!

    NEW Supply Chain Motto;

    "KNOW YOUR ROLE, SHUT YOUR HOLE"!!

    RESULTS:

    • New HR Staff is ANTI-Employee
    • No Strategy
    •. No Direction
    •. No Support for Employees
    •. No Business Processes
    • State of Chaos
    •. Conflict - War-Zone Atmosphere
    •. Stated Expectation that you work 60+

    •. People Leaving in DROVES - 1 dept in Oxford
         has lost 1/3 of group in past year!

    •. Customer Service Levels down

    •. Historic Revenue Losses

    WOW!! NOW THOSE ARE SOME AWESOME RESULTS HUH????

    CONCLUSION:

    If you want to work at a backwards company that feels like a war zone every day (with spies hiding in foxholes waiting to attack), a place where instead of support you are routinely demeaned and publicly humiliated, a company that uses threats and intimidation as its leadership style, then Revlon is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Please read everything above very carefully. It's undeniable when you look the company reviews, the recent turnover rates, the spiraling downward trends of the FEW KPIs measured by Revlon, and the historic revenue losses.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "RUN!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Op Tech in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Op Tech in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Oh where to begin. Management spends all their time in planning meetings but has no clue how to actually even run a line or what it truly entails. They have stopped hiring supervisors from within and only want people from the outside. They have alienated staff that has been there for 10,15, 20+ years and actually know how to run the place; they are leaving like rats off a sinking ship. Which is what Revlon is!! A sinking ship! If that facility is there in 2 years from now I will be shocked! I have been there for a little over a year and the ignorance I have encountered from management is unbelievable!! They don't care about employees at all. They are trying to go to 12 hour work days to eliminate overtime. If management could get their heads out of their hind parts overtime would not be needed in the first place. If you work here may God have mercy on your soul!

    Advice to Management

    Get the full SAP module for the production floor, without it, SAP is going to fail miserably and you will have a bunch of employees standing around waiting on components and it will cost you so much more. Promote from within, there are people already there that can do the job with minimal training and it will save you money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT'S ALL IMAGE...., IT'S NOT a real career opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It will add a known brand to your CV.
    They pay above market, that's the only way they try to retain people.
    Depending on the level of role you are in you will be able to have lots of visibility, this is thanks that it is not very structured and process oriented company, so to get things done you have to talk to many people.
    If you come from a big company with best practices, you will easily add value and shine.
    If you want to resign, there is a high chance you will receive a counter offer to stay

    Cons

    Revlon acquired Colomer Group in 2014, a Catalan company. This is still the culture you will find, a mindset of an old local company now with the Revlon name still with no systems, no processes, and no people focus.
    They hire talented people with great background and knowledge, but then don't let them change things. You are not well seen if you break the status quo.
    No people focus or people care, even half of the new HR team left after a year (this is the clear sign that something is not working). There are lots of hall way talks regarding how the HR leaders mistreat their people. So imagen what can the rest can expect. No one really trusts them.
    Company culture is very old style, you are expected to work extra hours. Many Senior Leaders have been there most of their career from when it was still Colomer Group, therefor they don't know anything different or better. Some VPs/Directors scream in the office to their teams and others including HR leaders. Very unprofessional work environment. Most of the new hires want to leave and regret joining. No real career development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Change your leaders that come from Colomer Group. They are still in the past, not only on processes and systems, but in their people management skills.


  10. "Account manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great bonus potential that's very accessible

    Cons

    Targets appear plucked from nowhere

    Advice to Management

    Have a bit more of a humanistic approach, your staff on the ground aren't robots


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