Revlon Reviews

Updated 12 October, 2014
Updated 12 October, 2014
53 Reviews
3.3
53 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.  

    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
  2. 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
    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.  

    Great People Good Company

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    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
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    Need to know somebody

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 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
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Revlon as an intern (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A high paced manufacturing environment

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away, far away

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to start, Not retire

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    Current Employee - Process Facilitator in Oxford, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Process Facilitator in Oxford, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. 15 Vacation days, 40 hours of Paid leave, And 4 floating holidays is good for a manufacturing company.

    Cons

    Lousy pay. Most people with wife and children cannot live on the salary of my position. I mean 22,000 a year is barely living in this country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People of my position should at least get paid a living wage, also most people view my position as a dead end position. there is no way to move up at the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inventory Clerk

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    Current Employee - Inventory Clerk in Oxford, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Inventory Clerk in Oxford, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits and compensation over the years.

    Cons

    Long hours occasionally especially at month and year ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More active listening would prevent misunderstandings.

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

    Revlon is a great company where hard work, collaboration and eagerness to challenge the status quo are rewarded!

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    • Senior Management
    • 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

    The people are amazing and dedicated. The family atmosphere extends to old and new employees, and there is a sense that you are sincerely cared about. Opportunities are there for anyone who works hard, is intelligent, welcomes change and can collaborate across teams.

    Cons

    If you don't like change, Revlon is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top Down communication since Professional Division acquisition has been very poor. Employees fill vacuum with supposition and gossip. More transparency needed across entire company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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