Avon Products Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
606 Reviews
3.0
606 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great to work with and the company is very good with work life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • 9 - 5 is awesome hours and on the day before a holiday weekend you have the option to work from home (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for (in 24 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't believe in a proactive method to turn North America around (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Was ok, but not for long-term

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Work life balance, people, hours

    Cons

    Poor leadership, declining sales, no clear direction

  2.  

    Nice people, but lack of direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Avon Products as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office culture is probably the thing that sticks out the most for me at Avon. Everyone is friendly and open about what is going on within the company. Work-life balance is pretty decent as well- with the benefit of summer hours and having the option of working from home on Fridays.

    Cons

    The company at this stage lacks a sense of direction, as a result of which one may not expect a lot of personal growth here. Since the company is going through major changes, things always seem to be chaotic.

  3.  

    cool

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility with work schedule.

    Cons

    low pay and very hard to make money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Springdale, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Springdale, OH

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

    Pros

    Good people, work to create a cohesive work environment. Has growth opportunities for the right people in right cities.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to survive in current economy. Senior Management in NY not in touch with reality of work force or job functions. Failure to recognize the value of associates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    very stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really good benefits, some job flexibility, and good people on your work team. The company values are practiced at the local level.

    Cons

    Continual stress, issues that come from the corporate level that we can't fix, but are expected to anyway. The compensation does not balance out long hours worked and abuse from representatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Long hours, no loyalty.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bin Filler in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Bin Filler in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Its a steady pay check. Always opportunity for over time. Employees are fun to work with..

    Cons

    No advancement. Opportunities for advancement are slim to none. More pay raises are needed. Listen to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Old company trying to keep up with change but stuck in old systems with no $$$ to pay for newer systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Great people. It's a company that likes to have fun. Lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    High expectations with little resources. They really need to update their systems. And Customer Service procedures really need to be revamped. Customer service needs more authority to make exceptions. Shipping company makes lots of mistakes too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field. Want to stop the bleeding? Provide better service to the reps so they stay! And make sure you send incentive prizes quicker than 3 months down the road....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    many challenges to hone your skills
    somewhat flexible though not through formal programs

    Cons

    difficult business environment
    company continues to shrink in profit, employees and Avon ladies.
    hard to get promoted or rewarded

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed the many years that sold Avon.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    You can make your own hours. It is very flexible. If you want this to be your only job and you are great at selling and promoting products, then you should do well.

    Cons

    You need to dedicate a lot of time in order to make money.I always had other jobs and did not have the time to dedicate. Also, the cost of the books and material necessary to run a business kept going up. It is not for someone who doesn't have the extra time and money to make it a successful career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company really gives you a sense of family. 9 - 5 is awesome hours and on the day before a holiday weekend you have the option to work from home.

    Cons

    Management is always changing, so it hard to get use to your boss when he/she last for only two years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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