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Revlon Reviews

Updated 12 September 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance and friendly colleagues (in 9 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 6 reviews)

  • Awful Senior Management throughout UK (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "BAD MANAGEMENT!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay comparitively
    Private Healthcare
    Pension
    Great sales training
    Sick Pay (which you will need if you work here)
    Lunch Allowance

    Cons

    Awful Senior Management throughout UK
    Managed through fear
    Unrealistic targets
    Lack of planning
    No support from HQ
    No opportunities for progression
    Weak Educators

    Advice to Management

    My experience of Revlon started off positively with a well organised induction and really positive Sales Training, unfortunately this impression did not last.

    I have nothing positive to say about the way the management are running this company in the UK and if there aren't some serious question marks being raised by the CEO then I am at a total loss. Their egocentric, shallow, fear led management is the biggest cause of staff turnover in the company. That combined with the hiring of lazy, self serving Regional Managers and weak education and marketing teams is creating a miserable and confused working environment for the sales team.

    The Regional Managers talk about members of their teams behind their backs to the other Account Managers. They manage through fear rather than by rewarding and supporting their team and if they sense any retaliation they will do whatever they can to manage that person out.

    Revlon Professional UK are clearly wanting to grow the brand and yet they have let almost 20 people leave in 18 months. One Senior Manager said that if someone has decided to leave then they won't make any attempt to keep them. I find that a shocking attitude from a company trying to grow and again I think it should raise big questions over the running of the UK that they would prefer to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds re-recruiting, inducting, training etc. rather than listening to the concerns of their team, addressing them and supporting them where they need it. Surely it would be more cost effective to retain staff and provide support where it is needed and nurture a strong, lasting, happy, unified team?!

    I know the reason that the majority of these people have left is due to frustration at the attitude and performance of senior management. The sales teams are treated like children on a good day and servants the rest of the time, with condescending and patronising comments coming from the highest level. It seems that they are more interested in achieving some small sense of celebrity for themselves than actually doing their job and leading the UK sales team by example.

    The sales team is demoralised and beaten and there is no motivation for them to want to achieve anything.

    My advice would be to listen to the sales team, listen to the people servicing the customers, listen to the people who have to suffer under these self centred, self serving, indulgent, dictators and find out what is really happening in the UK.

    The sad thing is that the company has the potential to be amazing but it will never achieve this with the existing management.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Poor Management. Bullies."

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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger?

    Cons

    My advice to management would be to get new Management. The regional managers in place at Revlon Professional are poor. They have zero management skills, talk about team members to other team members in a derogatory manner.
    They manage their team using 'fear tactics' and make it very clear if you miss a month target you are being watched and no ones job is secure. The staff turnover is extremely high. If you want to feel under valued, over worked and bullied...join this company. A high % of the sales team are miserable,demotivated and looking for new jobs, higher management are aware and haven't questioned the team as to why. Serious problems at this place.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to get new Management. ASK THE TEAMS what is happening, ask about the regional managers management style ASK why your top performers have gone quiet, left or are leaving. It's not rocket science.


  3. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Open Office Environment - Cattle Stalls"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Revlon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Revlon just moved to "Open Office Environment"! Similar to Congress not being required to use Obamacare; they force everyone else into it saying how great it is, yet management remained in closed offices. In fact, moving employees to cattle stalls allowed manager's to increase the size of their already large offices!

    Cons

    They first moved NY into open offices which are literally cattle stalls ... huge rooms with hundreds of people sitting together at long tables. In order to fit we had to trash files and remove 99.5% of personal belongings. They held a meeting describing the upcoming move, stating that it would improve communications and productivity"; they actually compared themselves to Google!! Apparently Revlon management is unaware of something called a "google search" because if they had they would have quickly realized:

    1. Cubicles were invented long ago as a remedy to the negative impacts of open-offices.

    2. Open-offices significantly decrease productivity because of the constant distractions (noise, movements, interruptions, non-work chatter, etc.).

    3. Attendance declines because of the germs spread.

    4. Employee happiness suffers greatly because of NO privacy (unable to make a doctor's appointment, to check on a sick child, or add a few personal effects, etc.).

    5. Increased stress - Because of all the interruptions and distractions employees required to work more hours to accomplish same amount of work and because they feel they are now being watched.

    6. Revlon requires office staff to participate in so many daily conference calls with other locations making it impossible to hear yourself think!

    They even created a long list of new office rules: how often you could get up, banning "offensive" smells (certain deodorant, perfumes, food, etc.)! We may as well be robots at this point!

    Advice to Management

    They first moved NY offices to this environment. Had they asked even one NY employee they would have quickly realized that the only employees that had any positive feedback regarding an open-office environment it was the Millennials .... and only because it allowed them to socialize more!!!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Revlon Supply Chain Overview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Oxford, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Oxford, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Revlon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When I first started Revlon I saw archaic Supply Chain Systems (AS400 ), an Org Chart so convoluted and top-heavy that put Federal Government to shame, no sound business processes, no real Global Supply Chain strategy, and a "leadership" team that was grossly unqualified for their positions. Many had only ever worked at Revlon so they had no other experience than piece-meal Revlon way!

    BUT, all of the above could have been tolerated because the culture was mostly based on family core values: work-life balance. appreciated and respected employees, lead with humility and compassion, and a lot of them actually valued input from employees that had prior experience!

    Then, everything changed ...

    Cons

    I encourage any of you considering employment at Revlon (especially Supply Chain) to read thru the reviews. You will see words like TOXIC used to describe the culture; BELIEVE it.

    THE CHANGE HAPPENED: New Supply Chain Leadership

    We were hoping for something positive; Maybe a Global Supply Chain Strategy, Maybe meetings with employees outlining the beginnings of a plan, Maybe even teams created (with employee input) with the goal of finally developing sound supply-chain, business processes.

    NOPE! We got NONE of that!

    INSTEAD,

    • SUPPLY CHAIN WAS RIPPED APART AND
        REORGANIZED MANY TIMES (without
        direction, NO cross-functional alignment, and
        NO processes outlining the new structure)

    • ANOTHER LAYER OF MANAGEMENT ADDED

    • CHAOS AND CONFLICT ENSUED

    • FAMILY VALUES GONE AND/OR MOCKED

    • NEW LEADERSHIP STYLE - arrogant, bullying,
        condescending, intimidating, belittling, public
        humiliation, no work-life balance, respect or
        value for employees!

    NEW Supply Chain Motto;

    "KNOW YOUR ROLE, SHUT YOUR HOLE"!!

    RESULTS:

    • New HR Staff is ANTI-Employee
    • No Strategy
    •. No Direction
    •. No Support for Employees
    •. No Business Processes
    • State of Chaos
    •. Conflict - War-Zone Atmosphere
    •. Stated Expectation that you work 60+

    •. People Leaving in DROVES - 1 dept in Oxford
         has lost 1/3 of group in past year!

    •. Customer Service Levels down

    •. Historic Revenue Losses

    WOW!! NOW THOSE ARE SOME AWESOME RESULTS HUH????

    CONCLUSION:

    If you want to work at a backwards company that feels like a war zone every day (with spies hiding in foxholes waiting to attack), a place where instead of support you are routinely demeaned and publicly humiliated, a company that uses threats and intimidation as its leadership style, then Revlon is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Please read everything above very carefully. It's undeniable when you look the company reviews, the recent turnover rates, the spiraling downward trends of the FEW KPIs measured by Revlon, and the historic revenue losses.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "RUN!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Op Tech in Oxford, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Op Tech in Oxford, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Oh where to begin. Management spends all their time in planning meetings but has no clue how to actually even run a line or what it truly entails. They have stopped hiring supervisors from within and only want people from the outside. They have alienated staff that has been there for 10,15, 20+ years and actually know how to run the place; they are leaving like rats off a sinking ship. Which is what Revlon is!! A sinking ship! If that facility is there in 2 years from now I will be shocked! I have been there for a little over a year and the ignorance I have encountered from management is unbelievable!! They don't care about employees at all. They are trying to go to 12 hour work days to eliminate overtime. If management could get their heads out of their hind parts overtime would not be needed in the first place. If you work here may God have mercy on your soul!

    Advice to Management

    Get the full SAP module for the production floor, without it, SAP is going to fail miserably and you will have a bunch of employees standing around waiting on components and it will cost you so much more. Promote from within, there are people already there that can do the job with minimal training and it will save you money.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "IT'S ALL IMAGE...., IT'S NOT a real career opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It will add a known brand to your CV.
    They pay above market, that's the only way they try to retain people.
    Depending on the level of role you are in you will be able to have lots of visibility, this is thanks that it is not very structured and process oriented company, so to get things done you have to talk to many people.
    If you come from a big company with best practices, you will easily add value and shine.
    If you want to resign, there is a high chance you will receive a counter offer to stay

    Cons

    Revlon acquired Colomer Group in 2014, a Catalan company. This is still the culture you will find, a mindset of an old local company now with the Revlon name still with no systems, no processes, and no people focus.
    They hire talented people with great background and knowledge, but then don't let them change things. You are not well seen if you break the status quo.
    No people focus or people care, even half of the new HR team left after a year (this is the clear sign that something is not working). There are lots of hall way talks regarding how the HR leaders mistreat their people. So imagen what can the rest can expect. No one really trusts them.
    Company culture is very old style, you are expected to work extra hours. Many Senior Leaders have been there most of their career from when it was still Colomer Group, therefor they don't know anything different or better. Some VPs/Directors scream in the office to their teams and others including HR leaders. Very unprofessional work environment. Most of the new hires want to leave and regret joining. No real career development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Change your leaders that come from Colomer Group. They are still in the past, not only on processes and systems, but in their people management skills.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Ghetto!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly Pay is the only thing

    Cons

    No diversity at all...too many chiefs and not enough Indians

    Advice to Management

    Treat others with respect . You can be nice and still get someone to do what you want it is all in how you ask and present yourself.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Purchasing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Category Management in Oxford, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Manager, Category Management in Oxford, NC (US)
    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!


  11. Helpful (12)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Edison, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Edison, NJ (US)
    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.


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