Avon Products Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Corporate District Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Life work balance/working with people/teaching

    Cons

    no company support/extremely prejudice/not the company for women

    Advice to Management

    based on who you know not what you know

  2. All Talk to get you to sign up, No Support once you have signed up.

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    Former Freelancer - Independent Sales Representative in Aurora, CO
    Former Freelancer - Independent Sales Representative in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Avon Products (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get your Avon as a discounted price. Buy the products you like for less. Get tons of samples cheap. Try things out in sample size.

    Cons

    There was no support when I had questions. I got handed from one "manager" to another. Then no one would get back to me. I lost out on opportunities because I couldn't get answers. Also, It's harder than it seems to get new customers since there are so many people selling already. And there are tons of scams out there.

    Advice to Management

    Answer questions when you get them from the people under you. Don't ignore new people. Don't shuffle people around to other managers without good reason.

  3. It was a great company to work 20 years ago. However business is not so good now, and there is constant restructuring

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    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Rye, NY

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    > Good salary
    > Great people
    > Very flexible

    Cons

    > Too much politics
    > Hard to get promoted, very few opportunities
    > Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your people, you have great talent.

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  5. Not a way to make enough money to retire!I

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    Former Employee - Avon Representative in Englewood, OH
    Former Employee - Avon Representative in Englewood, OH

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I DID enjoy being able to complete my Christmas shopping online while I worked at Avon sales.....there is something for everyone with Avon!

    Cons

    Customer Service is attrocious!! Can't EVER find anyone who speaks clear English!!

    Advice to Management

    I absolutely LOVED selling Avon, and adored my Customers, but there absolutely NEEDS to be at least a FEW English speaking representatives ar the Avon Home Offices! Got to the point that I could pretty much rely on the fact that my order would be incorrect!

  6. Lots of Hours, No work life balance, I work eve. and weekends every week putting in 60 + hours a week!

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Car and Health Ins.

    Cons

    No personal life working for Avon. Even if you didn't want to work a weekend, if you don't have your numbers, you have no choice but to work. Very different now than it was 5 years ago. It is getting harder and harder to recruit and we are loosing so many representatives due to them not making any money.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to giving the new representatives 40% so they can earn some money right away.
    Take a look at why we are in this position. If is from all the changes that management put in place with out really being out in the field with Dist. Managers. Management thinks they are going to attract top talent, they may in the beginning till they see all the changes we have every time you turn around, and how we get mixed signals, and have to change direction every other camp.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Need turn around to occur

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, committed employees

    Cons

    no clear direction. can be a passive aggressive environment, work life balance can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    select a direction and execute

  8. Overall experience was good. It is a fun company. Fast paced. Good place to learn.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Medical, 401k, tuition reimbursement, scholarships, etc.

    Cons

    Needs new leadership. People at the top don't seem to know what they are doing. They make personnel changes every 3 to 6 mos. They just seem to be moving the same people around to different positions but the changes are not positive.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the people doing the ground work before you make changes. If it's not broke, don't fix it. Avon has some amazing talent in lower positions with fresh innovative ideas.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Toxic corporate environment

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Salary, Training opportunities, Women-centric, Discounts, Nice building

    Cons

    -Management
    -Financial position of company
    -Toxic environment
    -Constant structure changes

  10. Helpful (3)

    good people, bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people and exposure. a good place to start a career

    Cons

    bad management, lack of resources, and inconsistent message from senior management

  11. Helpful (2)

    Field Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worthwhile partnership supporting Independent Representatives as they develop their home-base earning opportunity.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Seek advice from successful, long term managers who have a proven track record.

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