Avon Products Interview Questions

Updated Apr 10, 2015
Updated Apr 10, 2015
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    Bilingual District Sales Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Avon Products (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    You would think that a national company would behave in a more professional manner. I had 2 phone interviews, one with their corporate recruiter and the second with the woman who is the Regional Sales Manager. She scheduled us to meet for a face to face interview the following week. On the day of the scheduled interview I phoned her in the morning to confirm our meeting, that she requested take place in a local coffee shop. I did not hear from her, but was at the coffee shop waiting for her. She sent me a TEXT message, 10 minutes AFTER our meeting time to tell me that things had changed and she would not be meeting me, and that HR would call me. I left 2 messages for the HR person. Neither she, nor the Regional ever bothered to return my calls. Don't waste your time. I should have paid better attention to some of the reviews on this site.

    Interview Questions

    • Very generic questions were asked about sales/managerial situations.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    District Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Avon Products in January 2015.

    Interview

    This is a company that touts itself as "for" women but everything about their interviewing process is exploitive and is designed to manipulate candidates into working for Avon, prior to hire, for free. I was strung along for four months before being told that the position that I applied for had been "cancelled" and did not need to be filled.

    Interview Questions

    • The process involved a HR 1.5 hour interview, a .5 hour interview with a Division Manager, a full day work-with with a District Manager (which involved a 300 mile round trip drive with no reimbursement) and a .5 hour interview with a Regional Sales Manager. Questions varied but were mostly situational. With the exception of the District Manager, all of the interview were via phone or Skype.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    District Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Avon Products (Kansas City, MO) in January 2015.

    Interview

    After multiple phone screens, I was set up for a ride along with a current DM in Kansas City. She identified that I would have ZERO family time and representatives generally make more than DMs. She was so negative about the position that I even interjected and asked her if she was trying to talk me out of the position. The rest of the ride along contained a 1.5 hour very disorganized and uninformative meeting with her representatives and a hour long lunch that I had to finance myself. Avon expects a current DM to evaluate your quality and viability in the organization. I'm considerably younger but have significantly more experience in sales and district management. I feel like I was discriminated against based on my age and the fact that I challenged some of the negative points she was making about Avon. Based on the ride along, I was not even extended the opportunity for an interview. I received an email about a week letter identifying that I would not be extended an interview. I responded back to the talent acquisition team asking for feedback because I did not understand how that's possible. No response until today with a recruiter called to tell me AGAIN that I wouldn't be offered an interview (mind you nearly a month has passed). I asked for information and a call back because of how deeply offended I am with the whole process. We'll see.

    My ability were "evaluated" by a peer which is beyond my realm of comprehension. If this is the direction Avon continues to go, the company will continue on its backslide and, eventually, irrelevant and stale. With this kind of management there's no way Avon can compete in the millennial age.

    Interview Questions

    • NONE... in fact I was told was I wouldn't want this job   Answer Question
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    Development Chemist Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Avon Products.

    Interview

    Applied, phone interview with HR, Phone interview with Hiring Manger, in-person interview - 3 hr long process. During the phone interview the hiring manager was very rude. Asked me what job I was applying for. Shouldn't he know that before calling me. He was straight to the point though. The interview possess went very well. I asked the Hiring manager why the position was open. She stated that in the file, the previous employee left the company. I asked the hiring manager the same question can he was very vague and stated it was reorganization within the company.

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    Marketing/PR Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Avon Products (New York, NY) in August 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was fairly simple. I had a quick phone interview then came in to meet with two people on the team. I was asked about my experience in the field and how I would move Avon to the next level. The hiring manager was very nice. I felt the interview went well.

    Interview Questions

  7. Helpful (5)  

    Toxicologist II Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Avon Products.

    Interview

    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/

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  8. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Brand Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Avon Products (New York, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Independent Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Avon Products (Victorville, CA).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions are very hard.   1 Answer
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    Senior Supply Chain Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Avon Products (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    multiple interviews including a phone interview, a video interview, an onsite interview and a HR interview.They basically try to understand the kind of person you are and if you are a good fit for the firm or not.

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Avon Products (Jamaica, NY) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Interview and hiring is easy and laid back

    Interview Questions

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