Revlon Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
52 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast-paced, high-learning environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Revlon full-time for 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 3 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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    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.

  7. 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
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    Overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at Revlon as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company culture and emphasis on work-life balance was great.

    Cons

    High turnover at the company.

    Recommends
  10.  

    learning and good for freshers

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    Former Employee - Microbiologist  in  Guwahati (India)
    Former Employee - Microbiologist in Guwahati (India)

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

    Pros

    good working environment at the company

    Cons

    less salary and less benefits

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Lean, flat organization with a collaborative environment that focuses on grooming its people

    Cons

    As with any company each personal experience is different and some employees may have individual downsides of working at the Company, but on the whole working at Revlon is an enjoyable experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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