Avon Products District Sales Manager Interview Questions

Updated Apr 2, 2015
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    Bilingual District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    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
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Avon Products.

    Interview

    Filled out online application was contacted by hiring agent who conducted phone interview. Was referred to HR for scenario type interview. Was contacted by Division Manager for phone interview and set up ride along with another District Manager (highly recommend) Spoke with Division Manager after ride along.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were difficult if you have direct selling leadership experience.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The region I would be responsible for was an hour away and I feel the position is better suited for someone who lives in the area or does not have a family. The job offers a lot of flexibility if you live in the area.

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Avon Products in August 2012.

    Interview

    Minimum of eight interviews over the course of several months. Most of the interviews are via phone. One was an all day ride along with a District Sales Manager in another area.

    Interview Questions

    • I did not find any of the questions difficult or inappropriate.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation was possible. HR emailed the package details and I was given a week to review the package and sign the paperwork.

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McAllen, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Avon Products (McAllen, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Someone will call you and interview over the phone then they will schedule another over the phone with the Division manager and if they like what you bring to the table you'll have another phone with upper management . It takes awhile they do a very detailed background check. Just close the sale when your talking to them.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to answer what was the most difficult situation you have had and how did you handle,   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brandon, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Avon Products (Brandon, FL) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Pre screen on line exam; Talent recruiter interview then direct supervisor interview followed by the supervisor's boss interview. Recruiters and interviews were done with respect and professionalism.

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springdale, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Avon Products (Springdale, AR) in February 2011.

    Interview

    The initial phone interview went extremely smooth. The face to face interview was set up in a timely manner, very professional and well thought out. The place was very public and safe. I did not have to drive more than 10 miles from my home to reach the interview destination.

    Interview Questions

    • What did I think about helping others gain financial freedom through sharing the opportunities that Avon offered.   1 Answer
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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Idaho Falls, ID
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Avon Products (Idaho Falls, ID) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Being open to different situations and able to talk to anyone on the fly about the job position. Dont be afraid to open your mouth and talk to everyone.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you feel about travel?   1 Answer
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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Avon Products (Jackson, MI) in February 2010.

    Interview

    I applied online then I had to take and pass the skills assessment test and personality test. The I had a 1:1 interview with HR. Then I had a 1:1 interview with the division manager. Then I had to train for approximately 1-2 months.

    Interview Questions

    • If their was a vacancy of sales reps. in your territory which was causing a decline in sales how would you handle that issue to reach your quota in two weeks?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    After a couple weeks into the training I realized it was something I didn't have a passion for and personal issues were conflicting with my performance.

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Avon Products (San Francisco, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Long process but worth it

    Negotiation

    Easy

  11. Helpful (1)  

    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Avon Products (Louisville, KY) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Was great.. interviewed with Divisional Manager over the phone, then with Regional Manager in person. Got the job offer a week later. Had to negotiate salary..

    Interview Questions

    • concern that I had never worked for a direct selling company before   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    very simple. I had to ask for more money, which I received.

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