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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Early experience good, but now all decisions made at very senior level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Revlon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good interaction with people, high energy levels and enthusiasm

    Cons

    High staff turnover, frantic pace at times, disempowerment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and engage with your employees to increase your chances of getting stability within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work work work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Revlon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flat organization, summer and holiday hours, small teams so it is easier to know who people are and what they do.

    Cons

    Very lean organization - there's always too much work to be done and permanently short on people to do it. Work-life balance is heavily weighted towards work. Decision-making only at the top levels (VP and such), the rest is about getting someone else's decision implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your success depends on who you work for or who you know

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Revlon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, good location, summer Fridays

    Cons

    Too many approvals needed for a decision to be made, a lot of bureaucracy, it's not what you know it's who you know, no career growth opportunities, no discount or perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow others a hand in decision making, there is too much dependency on the approval process. Effectively develop a plan for grooming your employees, offer computer training to enhance skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long history of decline - hope it's improved since I've left, as they have great brands.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Revlon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beauty category is a fun space, when you get to spend time on the brand, marketing and new product innovation. There are some great individual people there, if you look.

    Cons

    While I was there, it seemed management would always operate with tied hands, answering to majority shareholder who lacks ability to manage the company. We spent too much time on non-value added tasks, nothing to do with marketing, brands, or consumer - e.g. reformatting spreadsheets based on who's in charge that day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in experienced brand marketers with success running and turning around businesses - and let them do what they do best. Hold on to the best talent by keeping them happy and creating a positive, open culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director
    Current Employee - Marketing Director

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Very smart people, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, very egotistical people, lots of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ticking Timebomb

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Disorganized and chaotic to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the top and the rest will correct itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Struggling to make a break from the past

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    - Good intentions and willingness to try.
    - High levels of involvement
    - Small with ability to get your arms around the whole business

    Cons

    - Inward looking
    - Limited ambtion and unrealistic of what it takes to win
    - highly centralised with sr. mgt making all decisions without being fully in touch with market place realities
    - very arbitrary with one restructuring every 5-6 months. Rational for these never fully explained or beleived

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Growth is hard - Doing same things that have been done in the past and expecting differnt outcomes is not sensible.
    - Empower people - If you dont take the decisions you are never going to have your skin in the game.
    - Have some stability in the business - no more changing strategies, structure or ppl.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Package Designer
    Former Employee - Package Designer

    I worked at Revlon

    Pros

    Good name to have on resume. May lead to better position in other personal care companies.

    Cons

    Since 2007 there were layoffs to try to recover management's mistakes. They never seemed to be able to make money, so they keep on cutting people. The company is a shell of the former cosmetic manufacturer it was in the late 80's and early 90's. A lot of talented people were let go and some old timers that should have been, are still there. The atmosphere has been gloomy for at least the last three years. It can only get better if the company is bought out by someone who has better business sense in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try new blood at levels. The old ways of doing business isn't working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's all about who you know

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    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    They have good benefits for their employees compared with other companies in the same industry. Also, they offer some small company attitude to the larger business.

    Cons

    The company revolves around who you know rather then what you know. Their company training policy doesn't exist and there is a lack of motivation in a good deal of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the 21st century, and reward good work rather then good looks. Innovation is something to be proud of, rather then looked down at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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