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Revlon Reviews

Updated April 25, 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 (1)

    "Great company, Great products"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Revlon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As merchandiser, I worked independantly and although the company did not see me often, I always felt supported. Although I worked part-time, I never felt like I was left out of the big picture.

    Cons

    Territories should have been divided by local and rotated so that everyone gets a chance to work in the nice stores and the not so nice ones as well.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Uncheck upper management"

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

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Professional and clean office. Great location. Awesome brands. Lots of free merchandise. Sales team and educators are dedicated.

    Cons

    Upper management takes no responsibility for their decisions. They lack direction which leads to a difficult working environment. Office politics are very apparent. Too much gossip. Not much guidance. Terrible planning.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with proactive solutions instead of letting situations spiral out of control.


  3. 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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  5. Helpful (18)

    ""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.


  6. "revlon warehouse"

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

    Pros

    not really at this moment that i can think of it

    Cons

    short time brake times , horrible line leads , too much work for only 8 dollars , place is cold

    Advice to Management

    he only cares about the numbers employees are robots for this guy


  7. 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


  8. "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.


  9. "Creative director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Woodbury, CT
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Woodbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    opportunities for innovation and creative execution

    Cons

    internal staff versus outside agencies

    Advice to Management

    Early engagement with creative services


  10. "Accounting"

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

    Pros

    Overall good work environment, learned a great deal of new software, tools. Overall I liked my team in finance department. Everyone was very nice and respectable and happy to help out.

    Cons

    Company was not doing so good as sales were declining so I would suggest to find some more new products as competitors are eating away profits.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to spend more money on R&D to bring new technology.


  11. "fork lift"

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


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