Avon Products

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Avon Products Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
636 Reviews
3.1
636 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 42 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 25 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    In the People Business

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

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with.Good pay and benefits. Good support system in most departments.

    Cons

    Outsourcing to other countries causes communication problems with payroll, and customer care. Listen to the hourly employees and honor them as much as you do Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring customer care back to the USA and stop trying to be like other direct selling companies. Being a unique company took you to the top.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company with excellent compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Rye, NY

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

    Pros

    The company pays well. You will get to work with lot of challenges. Since the recent layoffs, they company is trying to turn around. This has overloaded certain employees

    Cons

    Recent restructuring is causing employees not to trust the company any more. They are feeling very insecure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rework on benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great company once upon a time

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible. Great work-life balance. Laid back culture. Excellent about needing to take time off for personal reasons.

    Cons

    Great ideas are generated but there is no follow through. Extremely title and class conscious. Title shouldn't matter, but it doesn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember who Avon's target market is. Stop trying to sell up. Avon traditionally appeals to the mass market; stop trying to make it a prestige brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manager

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a positive experience. Great work/life balance, wonderful discount on products.

    Cons

    Not too competitive on salalry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good Independent Sales Organization to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great job for stay at home moms. You can set your own hours/times, have home parties or not. No pressure sales job. Ordering is done online and you can get your own website for your customers to order on-line if they wish. I liked the fact that you ordered your products on credit vs having to pay for the products before you received payment from your customers

    Cons

    You had to order/pay for samples.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Look Beyond the Headlines

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible people accomplished in their various areas of expertise; very family friendly; iconic company that's truly dedicated to helping women and changing lives; compensation could be higher.

    Cons

    The business challenges can be stressful and affect morale. They also lead to a feeling of uncertainty. Employees want the turnaround to pick up the pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You're smart, savvy and no-nonsense. You're definitely the team that's going to turn things around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    As an intern, I was exposed to many aspects of the business and had a moderately enriching experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op in Suffern, NY

    I worked at Avon Products as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    My coworkers were exceptionally helpful and eager to assist me in learning and fitting in to company culture. Flexibility in scheduling was a huge plus.

    Cons

    The Co-Op program does not have a formal structure, so personal initiative is required to have an educational internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more structured co-op program with specific educational opportunities would be excellent for bringing in new talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good potential if senior management takes more decisive actions to fix the business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    People are generally nice and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Senior management isn't driving enough decisive and focused actions to fix the business and reputation of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused and take decisive and swift corrective action.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    There was a time...

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

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

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities, empowerment, development, work / life balance

    Cons

    Typical big business issues. Politics, too many chiefs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your people and their contributions. Stop already with these insane multi-million dollar bonuses to Sherry & other CEOs when the company is in the red and is selling assets, closing buildings and eliminating jobs. Hire and promote people who understand the US business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rye, NY

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is very acceptable at Avon. Very good benefits and a true global company

    Cons

    Since the restructuring there has been very little involvement from management to bring their teams up to speed on the changes and what is expected

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