Avon Products Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2014
Updated Jul 20, 2014
34 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

38%
35%
25%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

51%
24%
10%

Interview Difficulty

2.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

34 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Avon Products in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process seems to be ongoing...

    Applied online (March 2014) and get called for phone interview ~3 weeks later (April 2014)

    Had an initial phone interview with HR followed by a phone interview with an Executive Director. I got invited to come in for an onsite interview 2 weeks later. I met with 2 Brand Managers, a Global Director, and the HR Manager.

    I did not receive any feedback so I reached out (end of April) and was told the position just went on hold but I am still under consideration and I should check back in a month. So I followed up (end of May 2014) and got a response within 5 minutes that the position is still on hold and movement is expected in July and that I should follow up again.

    So I followed up end of June and never got a response...no phone call/no email reply/no update to my status online...

    Interview Questions
    • We flipped through a fashion magazine and I had to pick an ad and explain what I liked about it and what I did not like and why.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxicologist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Avon Products.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was typical for a large company. Onsite interview was rolling along until Lunch. Maybe I expected too much, but we went to the cafeteria, where the hiring manager had me pay for my own lunch. Based on experience from other companies, this seemed a little odd. There was a bad vibe the rest of the day/

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jamaica, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jamaica, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Avon Products in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview and hiring is easy and laid back

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Independent Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Victorville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Victorville, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Avon Products.

    Interview Details

    There is not really an interview. You just pay a ten dollar fee to get started and fill out some paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Independent Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Avon Products in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I never recruited anyone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Avon Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Avon Products in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Actually my Avon lady recruited me, I helped with her sales an decided to do it myself to make ends meet.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Director, Organizational & Talent Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Avon Products in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    BAIT and SWITCH

    i was contacted on LI by the TAM for the position noted above. she requested a resume and i sent one. she proposed a time for an interview.

    at the beginning of the interview she mentioned that she was recruiting for several hr/od and changes roles (they are in the midset of a HUGE transformation and erp implementation) in addition to the for which she had contacted me. possibly holistic recruiting approach and all well and good. not so fast...

    she asks me to walk her through my resume. it has 20 years of related but varied experience (consultant and practitioner; professional services and industry; public and private sector, firm and corp) so i tried to pinpoint her needs. she didn't really answer the question so i asked where she wanted me to start, grad school, experience 20 years ago, 10 years ago and she seemed to get irritated. hey, vague questions need clarifying lady.

    this question bothers me because it is so obtuse and any smart consulting or business person will try to pinpoint the needs of the audience with pointed, specific questions. and we all know how the old "ink blot" test can screw people--the more one talks, explains, describes, the worse the interview goes. so i ask directly are you looking for job/role relevance and specific examples of work and experience (aka targeted selection or behavioral interviewing which is a better predictor of potential success) which related back to the ob or for (what i know to be the more common unstated desire) job transitions.

    of course her preference was job transitions (and it irks me that people are unwilling to come out and ask for that up front) so they can play psychologist and assume your motivations for job changes, downtown, gaps etc and erroneously infer they "get it and then pass ill-advised judgement. and this is an attempt to screen people OUT, not in. i learned my lesson long ago you do want to make the answer to this request succinct, crisp, well-organized, positive, and polished, even more so than other role and responsibility related questions. so i get out my script, read it like i am talking not reciting, with confidence and ease, pause after every job to attempt to force follow up questions to get off this trail which almost never works but i still do it.

    after i pass the perfunctory, isn't a derelict, has good reasons, rationale, and motivations for changes and transitions, she says, well, we like i said in the beginning, i'm looking for multiple roles and i think you are best suited for an HRBP. TOTAL bait and switch. so i proceed to inquire further, highlight my OD and change experience, leadership experience, org design experience (all documented in the JD) which she tells me was obtained in a consulting environment which is "not as good, no offense" as within industry and despite me redirecting her to my resume, and pointing out my industry employer experiences at the biggest HRO employer in the country, tells me my experience is "too low level" for what she needs, despite all my experience partnering, advising, and executing with C and E level leadership. then says, well, you've jumped around a lot, according to whom exactly, which is actually not true accordinly to industry research and averages about employment duration not to mention that each of the roles i accepted were part of a strategic plan to not pigeon hole me experience like trainers and generalists do.

    so when i asked if she had any plans to consider me for which she initially contacted me, she asked why, and i stated that despite having a rich varied experience in different hr/talent mgt functional areas in different role capacities, that given i was an hrbp for several years 6 years ago, i was no longer at that level, not interested, and thus not looking for hrbp jobs.

    i thanked for contacting me, apologized for wasting "her" time, and said i needed to prep for a call coming up in 15 minutes because i knew i would never want to deal with her again from a TA/recruiting standpoint. noting that i had spoken with her before many months ago for a cm position she had reached out to me for where she got stuck on my unwillingness to give a last salary detail of more than low 6 figures which can mean nothing more than a 20 MAYBE 30k variance 100-120 MAYBE 125-130 which we all know starts touching mid 100s.

    way too many people in TA have terrible non best practices skill sets. and its worse when they're dealing with someone in that field. SHAMEFUL. (by the way, i looked at her LI profile, she changes/ed jobs on average, every 1-2 years and had the nerve to comment on places of employment 4, 6 and 4 years respectively not counting 1 project finite contract job.

    Interview Questions
    • walk me through your resume
      are you interested in an hrbp position?
      literally this was it because i pre-empted the call.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Manufacturing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Morton Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morton Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Avon Products in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through LinkedIn and got contacted for an "internship event"/ interview the next day. The interview was one month away at the time. Drove to the manufacturing plant and was given a plant tour by the HR along with 3-4 other candidates. Met 3 other engineering managers that were gonna be the ones interviewing us. Was interviewed by 2 engineering managers, asked lots of behavioral questions and some case studies.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle workers that were constantly being unproductive?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analytical Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Avon Products in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was contacted about 2 weeks later by human resources department to schedule phone interview with someone else. Phone interview was scheduled at 4PM, wasn't contacted until 4:30, so by the time they contacted me I was pretty anxious. Asked the typical interview questions, went over resume, asked me what my most difficult experience at work, wasn't expecting to answer questions like what are polymers etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Research Scientist - Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got a call via recruiter and was asked general questions. about a week later, phone interview with hiring manager. He asked some questions about my research interests, industrial experiences and my dissertations and its applications in personal care industry.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Worked for Avon Products? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.