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Revlon Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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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. Helpful (12)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer hours and decent pay

    Cons

    This place is incredibly toxic. It's run by a bunch of old women who have been there for 40 years. Upper management has no idea how to motivate a team, but are rather focused on what attire is being worn and how long you are going out for lunch. They do not care about the work that gets put in, but rather the appearance of work that gets put in. They do not like it if you get up from your desk and talk about anything non work related. It's as if you are always being watched. HR lady thinks she runs Revlon and is extremely rude and biased. She is only nice to upper management. No wonder the turnover is high. They might pay a decent salary but it's not worth it because there is no environment for growth and you are treated like crap!!

    Advice to Management

    Change your HR, MAKE YOUR EMPLOYEES HAPPY SO THEY STAY. Revlon is getting terrible press and prices are going up. ACCEPT CHANGE... ACCEPT NEW PEOPLE. THE CULTURE NEEDE A DRASTIC IMPROVEMENT.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits and nice location

    Cons

    Top Mgmt does not know what they are doing. Company in a down spiral

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers on their view of Revlon products

  3. Helpful (23)

    "Revlon is TOXIC"

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    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    • the company has an established name
    • if you are not qualified, tons of places to hide out
    • if you like circular discussion and running a hamster wheel - this is the place for you!

    Cons

    There is an hiring freeze for all positions.

    HIRING: Despite freeze, EVPs are hired seemingly weekly and CEO's direct reports is at ridiculous record high. One of these positions could fund 10-20 support positions. This is definitely a top morale killer and 'it is above my pay grade' is something until working here, i had only heard in mel gibson/lethal weapon — films but can be heard daily across functions.

    SPACE:
    with the integration of EA, it appears that Revlon could not procure more space. However, this does not halt the location integration — in an already tight space — by September 1 — over 100 people will be added or should i say crammed into the current floor planogram. Ivory tower glass offices remain as is.

    OPERATIONS: getting anything produced or executed is difficult and review process is painful ... too many cooks in the kitchen, most of whom can't cook — it becomes, death by a thousand paper cuts

    EXECUTION: from actual production to sell-in — the current revised processess' will fail this brand.

    Advice to Management

    a video saying we can do this, without addressing the growing concerns, is not effective. Especially NYC based employees not supported will backfire


  4. "Human Resources Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator

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

    Pros

    The culture at Revlon is very positive!
    The amount of learning and exposure is endless
    The leaders are very supportive of every employee's development

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


  5. "Finance"

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


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revlon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big Company name! It is still recognized for its name as a true industry icon.

    Cons

    First of all - Revlon needs to get rid of the management who are technically ex-pats in the US and who still are under their country of origin mentality. VPs who can barely speak the language in the US and who feel that they are above the rest of the company. HR seriously needs to do their job and focus on the quality of the people that they have in place providing seminars to polish them. Look around for the sacred cows and realign the place for the sake of the company


  7. Helpful (20)

    "Comedy Central"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer hours is the only pro. Really cannot speak to many pros at this company. Big name in the industry but very small once inside. Not what it used to be! It's become a different animal all together from just a few years ago.

    Cons

    The amount of chaos, unclear direction, lack of overall strategy, disconnect from consumer understanding, poor innovation, and constant change in direction is beyond comical. Where to start. The constant cycling of many, many team members and supervisors shows their true weakness. People were constantly fired or let go. Unfulfilled promises from sr team leaders that went on too long. The last CEO and his band of incompetent merry men left quite a mess.
    Way too many lawsuits and sexual harassment cases at play. People disappeared from one day to the next because of this. Very odd vibe and work setting in financial district, must have gotten a good deal on rent for a beauty company to be next to Wall St. Very cold and stark. The sr team leaders are a bunch of ugly, back stabbing women who think they rule the world. Pathetic case of the mean girls club. Reality check should be a good look in the mirror. Dropping the F bomb doesn't make you a good leader, cool, or remotely pretty. When people in the building avoid wanting to work on their teams because they don't merit their own employees, promote, or acknowledge good work, they should wonder why people are leaving left and right or requesting to be put on another team. It was witnessed on the floor when one through a legit temper tantrum about a higher pay and position. Great job setting a good standard for the group. Unreal. But some how these threats are only what HR listens and reacts too. One person in particular in HR has no business being in beauty and needs to be let go. Her competency should seriously be evaluated.
    Another dept was morphed into the marketing area and they seemed to have zero experience and ability to execute in their new role which made it very difficult to work with. For those that spent a lot of $$ on an Ivy League Business School education, it's an insult to have others absorb the same titles.
    Wow, would never happen at a true CPG company.
    Knew of another situation where the team lead had a secret promo deal going on behind the scenes and had zero interest in their team, was solely focused on getting to that next level and spent zero time invested in their direct reports. Absolute deer in headlights. Embarrassing when their direct reports could lead the team better than they could, but hey, promote the those that threaten, that's the Revlon way.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the Sr leadership team,
    top to bottom. Those that breezed through high ranking titles in a short tenure is very suspicious and have no business leading a team. Invest in HR team that actually listens to employees and strives to work on their behalf, not by threatening. Where is the plan to retain the good ones? Take a step back and ask yourself why people are leaving after years, and why nothing is being done to help stop it. The culture needs a serious injection of something?? Would not recommend this place. Snakes in the grass!
    P.S. If any of your C Suite members needs note cards for a speech, that should be immediate grounds for termination. What a joke! Who does that?!

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Treating employees like perishable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    summer hours and plenty of parking space in Edison. Nice headquarter location in downtown Manhattan.

    Cons

    Revlon does not consider its employees as its assets. It rather cycle through outside hires vs. develop people from within.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason why successful companies invest in its employees and treat them as the most important asset. As long as Revlon treats its employees as perishable commodities, its long term viability will be bleak.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "IT Security Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Oxford, NC
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best benefits package State-wide. Great salaries. Close to my home and flexible work hours. Large corporate IT department. Great location if living in North Central part of North Carolina

    Cons

    Unable to work from home or telecommute.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "It's chaos. Think twice before accept a job in this place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer hours
    Location in NYC
    The name in your resume
    Iconic brand
    Scale of the business
    Good employees
    Decent products

    Cons

    The need to set priorities
    A lot of time waste with consultants
    New people coming everyday.
    Cost reduction focus no investment

    Advice to Management

    Set priorities
    Focus on the important things


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