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Revlon Reviews

Updated February 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)

  • Comparatively high turnover in back office (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 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.


  2. "ABM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome marketing team, highly collaborative

    Cons

    Lots of change. New CEO in place with change expected.


  3. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is one of the best companies to work for. Management is fair, and treat their employees well. I enjoy working with them.

    Cons

    Mileage, you had to reach 40 miles before you get paid mileage reimbursement there after.


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  5. "Fun to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good environment and good compensation. I had a fun working for them. There are a lot of career opportunities, too.

    Cons

    Their senior management changed often. You have to be very flexible there if you want to work for a long time..


  6. "Job"

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

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Four weeks vacation after 5 years and 3 floating holidays plus unlimited sick days. Good profit sharing plan.

    Cons

    Pay range is low compared to the industry. Company doesnt seem to be stable and there is no communication. Cost of Health benefits keeps going up and is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent people. Communicate more with the employees and subordinates.


  7. "Excellent respectful working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    enjoyed the people, office/lab space, location

    Cons

    management sometimes not realistic but listened to well prepared feasibility information

    Advice to Management

    Keep cross-functional communication a priority


  8. "Good to learn a lot and then leave asap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience from here since they give you a lot of work and cross train in different areas so you are more versatile. Good place to start out of college to gain experience.

    Cons

    They dump a ton of work on you; you basically do the job of 3 people by yourself. The more you do the more they give you, but don't credit you for. It's basically job you start at right out of college, gain the experience you need, then leave for a job with better pay.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people who do the work, that's why you can't keep anyone longer than 2 years.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "senior marketing director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company, good reputation, bright future

    Cons

    operation limiters, issues getting to market with new innovation


  11. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    you get to grow with the company

    Cons

    you receive a low pay rate

    Advice to Management

    greater compensation



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