Avon Products Interview Questions

Updated Oct 3, 2014
Updated Oct 3, 2014
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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Avon Products in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    Intensive interview process, multiple phone interviews and in-person interview. Personality and management style/skills test, drug test, background check required. Process can be excruciatingly drawn out, particularly if actively seeking employment while unemployed.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Avon Products in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    You meet a diverse set of business partners at the country, regional and global level. They are assessing for culture fit . It is a very relationship driven organization. Some of the interviewers are very confrontational but that is really about seeing how u maintain grace under fire. Be succinct factual . Pay attention to the bios of the people who u will talk with .The recruiter who has placed people there is a valuable resource. Use networking websites to see who u may know at the company.
    Remember if they are talking to you then they don't think who they have inside is the right fir so it is critical that u get a sense of what they need in a candidate that they don't think they have now internally. Again the recruiter should be helpful here. Finally it can only help if u know someone at the organization. CPG is a small world so chances are u do.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you will tell a executive business leader that their statement, conclusions or assertions was incorrect.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Do the research at what is the normal compensation. Be clear on your bottom line. be open to accept salary vs signing bonus vs ongoing bonus trade-offs
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Avon Products in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, testing, 1 on 1 interview, another phone interview with District Head

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you a good fit for this position as opposed to someone else   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I got $2,000 more per year than they offered
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Production Pl; Anner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Avon Products in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    1 telephone screening with HR and 3 back to back functional interviews (3 hours of interviewing in one sitting). The people were friendly but clearly frazzled and obviously annoyed by the time away from their desks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northampton, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northampton, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Avon Products in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Mostly competency based questions - give us a situation where u used leadership skills to influence team members, where you had to convince senior professionals to arrive at a decision, where you used time management skills to solve complex problems.... interviewees were most graduate students (2nd gap year students)... culture was friendly.... had a new building coming up with a new office

    Interview Questions
    • Outline a situation that required you to take a particularly quick and definitive decision.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you had to take charge of a group of people in order to achieve a particularly important outcome. Give me an example of something you have done to bring out the best in another person or when you created a learning opportunity for someone.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Suffern, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Suffern, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Avon Products in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Timely communications. Salary sensitive. Like to offer less what it is expected and interview on occasion was sometimes very personal and sensitive as well as depressing to hear from a potential employer how dissatisfied their management was.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult task you encountered in your past?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior BA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Avon Products in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very transparent.Different managers asked me around my technical skill sets.The VP asked about the soft skills & project management.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Avon Products in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    The Hiring Process was very straight forward.

    The recruiter called me and asked me if I was interested in moving to NY and gave me the Job Profile. Had a phone interview with a VP and the Hiring Manager and got invited for a 1:1 interview. The company paid for the airfare and had a car pick you up and drop you off from the airport. The 1:1 interview was very hectic with 6 people interviewing one after the another (including, SVP, VP, HR & Managers). Once that was done, I was asked to talk to another SVP and head of the group and was offered the position a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • What were your biggest challenges in the organization?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate on the base and relocation. Could not negotiate on the bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Avon Products in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    very professional

    Interview Questions
    • Do you think Nokia will be able to thrive in the US market?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Scientist - Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got a call via recruiter and was asked general questions. about a week later, phone interview with hiring manager. He asked some questions about my research interests, industrial experiences and my dissertations and its applications in personal care industry.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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