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Revlon Reviews

Updated May 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. Helpful (20)

    ""The Ship Be Sinking""

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Company has some growth opporutnity

    Cons

    old systems that do not speak with each other
    Inaccurate reporting that most struggle to reconcile
    Department heads that are Bosses more so than Leaders

    Advice to Management

    Lead - Invest in knowing who your people are.
    Support your teams


  3. "High Intensity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    cutting edge - passion for fashion

    Cons

    constant management shuffle and high turn-over. Layoffs at least once a year if not more.


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  5. "School teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Oxford, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Am a machine operator I run machine and make the make-up is right and have the right lables on them .

    Cons

    i have to move heavy equipment all day long for eight hours and my shift i do not like because am on second shift no time for my children or myself.


  6. "inventory tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Tech in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Inventory Tech in Oxford, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    hours, benefits, great place to work,friendly.3 shifts available.

    Cons

    no smoking policy,people have the right to smoke in there car atleast.

    Advice to Management

    take care of your long time employee's


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales for Pro division"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall good hardworking Co workers. Every other Friday off. Nail salon on site.

    Cons

    Horrible decisions being made by senior level management which is resulting in lost sales and opportunity. No collaboration between departments. Silos. Poor communication. No direction or planning.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Plan. Appreciate the employees you have and recognize them for doing their jobs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Changes are very radical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The implmented changes are required for the health and continuity of the company.

    Cons

    The new management uses the european way wich is not very friendly and difficult when one is used to the American way


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Need to know somebody"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Ok place to work for experience, but not for long term

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow in the departments. Compensation is low for college graduates.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to start, Not retire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Facilitator in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - Process Facilitator in Oxford, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. 15 Vacation days, 40 hours of Paid leave, And 4 floating holidays is good for a manufacturing company.

    Cons

    Lousy pay. Most people with wife and children cannot live on the salary of my position. I mean 22,000 a year is barely living in this country

    Advice to Management

    People of my position should at least get paid a living wage, also most people view my position as a dead end position. there is no way to move up at the company.


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