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Revlon Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance and friendly colleagues (in 7 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and decent pay raises (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Their senior management changed often (in 7 reviews)

  • 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 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (14)

    "Manager in New York"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy the people at the bottom

    Cons

    Total mess of a company. No communication, empowerment, or trust. Top-down decision-making with leadership completely out of touch with the day to day. Integration with Elizabeth Arden has been poorly executed, with most employees not knowing what their new job responsibilities are. No culture of developing or investing in employees; not even allowed to expense dinner or take a cab home when working until midnight. Unrealistic expectations for the salary. No confidence that management even knows how to make the brands relevant to consumers. No strategy or planning results in constant scrambling without investment in the resources needed to make smart decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together! Treat employees like people. Set realistic expectations or properly resource teams to carry out the work. Care about the culture and morale.


  2. Helpful (8)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

  3. Helpful (19)

    "Comedy Central"

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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
    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?!


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Director"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (19)

    "Revlon is TOXIC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  7. Helpful (10)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE!!!"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Purchasing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Category Management in Oxford, NC
    Former Employee - Manager, Category Management in Oxford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation time is good and traffic is minimal since it's in the middle of nowhere. Some of the worker bees are good people.

    Cons

    Management team is by far the worst I have ever experienced. Employees are treated like children, just added two more levels of management while the company continues to lose money and lay off employees that do the work.

    It is a backward organization that is being run into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves! Fire the entire management staff!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "would look elsewhere if you want a company that will appreciate your hard work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great product and great marketing

    Cons

    senior management detached and unfocused. Very political organization. Don't expect to get ahead based on ability, talent or hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. You are getting rid of the people that were dedicated and have some talent and keeping those that tell you what you want to hear. Revlon used to be well regarded, but that is no longer the case.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Very negative, unsupportive culture where colleagues and senior management talk about you rather than to you"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice brand, some good high performing colleagues, flexi-time

    Cons

    Performance review process introduced but simply a tick-box exercise created then not reviewed again until year end - Not really a performance development/management tool, under-hand management style. Focussed on the negative and the bad. Poor leadership. A claimed no-blame culture which is more about avoiding accountability/responsibility and hence very little can be learned when things do go wrong. I've read this somewhere else but it's true at Revlon too..."The company revolves around who you know rather than what you know".

    Advice to Management

    Be open and honest, say what you do and do what you say


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