Revlon Reviews

Updated 5 April 2015
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  1. Short but wonderful. Learned a lot about big business

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    Former Employee - International Data Entry in Edison, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - International Data Entry in Edison, NJ (US)

    I worked at Revlon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for advancement for newly employed

    Cons

    I could not find one

    Advice to Management

    Management was a very good one

  2. Helpful (1)

    Altogether a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are good, training program is nice, and beautiful models on the walls.

    Cons

    Pay is not that competitive for certain positions.The plant is in the middle of nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    pay your skilled people more.

  3. Helpful (1)

    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 (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good interaction with people, high energy levels and enthusiasm

    Cons

    High staff turnover, frantic pace at times, disempowerment

    Advice to Management

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

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  5. Helpful (4)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Work work work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance for employees

    Cons

    pay is extremely low for a reputable organization

    Advice to Management

    focus more on grooming by providing opportunities to learn

  10. Just Average!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice People to work with

    Cons

    Benefits are average or below
    Career Development

  11. Helpful (4)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

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