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Revlon Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
54 Reviews
3.2
54 Reviews
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Lorenzo Delpani
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Summer Hours and Holiday Hours really help with work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Brand and the compensation and benefits are good (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, very egotistical people, lots of politics (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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 (more than an 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 (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.  

    Fast-paced, high-learning environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Revlon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * High profile company with leading brands that are (arguably) quite glamorous.
    * Excellent learning environment, with a culture that encourages risk-taking and is not too process-driven/encumbered;
    * Exposure to all facets of the business--operations, marketing, sales--no matter what your role is;

    Cons

    * the nature of the industry means very long planning lead times and continual promotional development (which I suspect is a good thing, but sometimes can be stressful since the pace is so quick.)
    * very cut throat industry where share points are jockeyed around
    * depending on your level, politics can exist
    * high brand spend can sometimes come at the expense of profitability. Which means cuts in personnel, plants, restructuring, have been many in the past 5-8 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brand Manager

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance for employees

    Cons

    pay is extremely low for a reputable organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on grooming by providing opportunities to learn

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Just Average!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Nice People to work with

    Cons

    Benefits are average or below
    Career Development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Collaboration, more like Isolation

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    Current Employee - FPA Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - FPA Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Revlon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - The pay is competitive compared to other similar firms.
    - They try to work to provide employees with a work-life balance.
    - International company with a strong brand.

    Cons

    - Most of the work provided is mundane and repetitive. There is no real innovation at the company. Known to be a status quo company.
    - Employee advancement is ridiculously limited. I met employees who have worked for the company for 35 years are still Senior Analyst and have not been provided the opportunity to move up within the firm.
    - The company has a strategy of working separately and then throwing the separate parts together to create the product. There is not much collaboration between the departments in the company to create more innovative ideas to help grow the company.
    - Honestly, I hear employees spend more time complaining about working for the company than actually doing work for the company. It's the saddest form of productivity ineffectiveness I have ever seen.
    - Management is good at selling the company and its positions, but the pitch is a lot stronger than what they have to actually offer. A company with a brand this strong cant crack the Fortune 1000, there is a reason for that. Not where you want to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Groom and grow. Stop picking people from other companies that have no idea about your product and strategies. Also pay closer attention to your current employees and reevaluate their effectiveness and cut the fat. Get younger, and innovate. Stop being status quo. Don't believe me look at their financials for the last 5 years, always between 1.0-1.3B

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Used to be a lot of opportunity in field sales,, now not so much

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Company with a well known name and reputation as leader in the industry

    Cons

    Less opportunities for advancement now.

  10. 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    It is not who you know, but who you #$#@

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    Former Employee - Unit Manager
    Former Employee - Unit Manager

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

    Pros

    They give some a chance to grow from within

    Cons

    You must be a player to stay, golf, parties, and other things. It is not enough to put in long hours, but you must play after work with the higher ups if you want to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing your directors to treat supervisors as thought they were complete idiots. I had one director admit he had threatened an employee. When it was brought tot he attention to upper management it was denied and dropped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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