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Revlon Reviews

Updated 24 February, 2015
Updated 24 February, 2015
56 Reviews
3.1
56 Reviews
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Lorenzo Delpani
3 Ratings

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
  • Work-life balance is heavily weighted towards work (in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours, very egotistical people, lots of politics (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Great project variety and opportunity for value added contributions and wonderful corporate culture and team collaboration that allows achievement of goals and objectives

    Cons

    There are no cons as the environment and projects are collaboration and culture are of a high quality with ability to contribute to projects with appreciation for activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate while being efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 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
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    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
  3.  

    Fast-paced, high-learning environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great People Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Revlon

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and advancement, fair compensation package, interesting and varied job responsibilities, great brand presence and pride of the staff in the Revlon Brand and its history

    Cons

    Work/Life balance needs to be improved in some depts, Sr. Management tends to initiate too many new company initiatives at one time, resulting in a heavier workload for the staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To prioritize projects and to coach your staff through them. Work with staff to ensure that work/life balance is throughout the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest, say what you do and do what you say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Need to know somebody

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Ok place to work for experience, but not for long term

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow in the departments. Compensation is low for college graduates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    An internship at Revlon was an incredible experience to have at such a crucial deciding point in my life.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Revlon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent, fun, collaborative, and communicative people made this experience hugely informative and exciting for me.
    I was able to sit in on meetings that helped me see how the company, and my department, ran and what to expect if I ever have a position at the company. Many leaders took an interest in learning about what I do in school, and what I wanted to do in my career, and shared their experiences.

    Cons

    There was, as in all internships, some "busy work".
    Didn't feel comfortable voicing my desire to go to more meetings and see more creative processes until almost the end of my internship.
    My cube was quite a distance from most of the people I was doing work for, which was slightly uncomfortable especially at the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more time at the beginning of an internship to let interns shadow you, attend meetings, etc. There could have been a better plan in place instead of bouncing interns (or in my experience at least) from person to person asking if they had projects or to explain certain things.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    great employes and co-workers, every other Friday off but you end up working on those fridays most of the tim

    Cons

    employees are overworked and underpaid, management rules by using fear tactics, no room for growth, long hours, no work life-balance, no bonus, no incentive for performance, rigid schedule - no flexibility,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A high paced manufacturing environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, NC (US)

    I worked at Revlon full-time

    Pros

    Working with consumer products, employees are valued, always work to be done, and there are many types of projects and products to work with.

    Cons

    Not a great location, little room to move up, company money is mostly tied up in marketing, little capital for manufacturing, but no discounts/free products for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Problems escalate when the solutions are band-aids, instead of preventing them from happening in the first place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away, far away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, long time employees, vacation

    Cons

    Too many to list, I guess the main one would be decide on a strategy and stick with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the path you want to go down and stop changing it midstream, too much swirl

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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