Avon Products Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
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  1.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Avon Products in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Communicated via email, met at a restaurant for the interview, nice/pleasant manager who maintained a friendly conversational atmosphere rather than too formal, asked a lot of "what would you do" questions, requires working knowledge of Microsoft Word products, said there was another applicant after me but would call me that night (and did).

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if someone was trying to contact me but you knew they were just being "needy" and did not have to speak to me directly (and my schedule was already booked).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. The hourly rate was predetermined and there was no way to ask for anything else.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Marketing Intern 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 5 months - interviewed at Avon Products in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I initially found out about the program from a contact within the company. After she passed my resume along I was asked to come in for an interview. After the interview the HR representative asked me to formally apply on the Avon Career website. About 3 months later I received a phone call/ interview from my potential internship boss. A week after that call i received the formal Internship offer.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't think questions were hard. The hard part was thinking of questions to ask them.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Avon Products in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Process interview very slow, she promise to call, and she do it 1month later. The package is good, but the interview poor and the benefits so so....

    Interview Questions
    • Only 2 questions laboral. Experience and capacity with the pc....   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Beneficts poor...

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Independent Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Avon Products in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I never recruited anyone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Avon Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Avon Products in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Actually my Avon lady recruited me, I helped with her sales an decided to do it myself to make ends meet.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Avon Independent Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    District Manager or Leadership Representative will go over how to become an Avon Independent Sales Representative. Only $10 to join. Will give you brochures and 40% discount core products in brochure your first campaign, and 40% off your 2nd through 4th campaign as long as you have at least a $50 order. After that, commission is based on how much you sell.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Avon Products.

    Interview Details

    Fairly straightforward interviewing process. Met with a Sr. Manager and Director and was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any crazy questions. Everything was very typical.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Global Finance Manager 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 4+ weeks - interviewed at Avon Products in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter via Monster.com. I went through one screening call before being called in to interview with 4 Senior Manager's and the hiring manager. These were supposed to be one-on-ones but instead we all went to lunch together and had a conversation. I had only met the hiring manager one on one. About two weeks later I was given an offer that I negotiated slightly.

    Interview Questions
    • Not structured. I was in a group setting at lunch. I was asked about what I knew about Avon and spoke of my experience of what I could bring to the position.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not very flexible. Avon is in tough financial shape but they make a decent offer if you are a few years out of school.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Executive Director, Organizational & Talent Development 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 4 days - interviewed at Avon Products in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    BAIT and SWITCH

    i was contacted on LI by the TAM for the position noted above. she requested a resume and i sent one. she proposed a time for an interview.

    at the beginning of the interview she mentioned that she was recruiting for several hr/od and changes roles (they are in the midset of a HUGE transformation and erp implementation) in addition to the for which she had contacted me. possibly holistic recruiting approach and all well and good. not so fast...

    she asks me to walk her through my resume. it has 20 years of related but varied experience (consultant and practitioner; professional services and industry; public and private sector, firm and corp) so i tried to pinpoint her needs. she didn't really answer the question so i asked where she wanted me to start, grad school, experience 20 years ago, 10 years ago and she seemed to get irritated. hey, vague questions need clarifying lady.

    this question bothers me because it is so obtuse and any smart consulting or business person will try to pinpoint the needs of the audience with pointed, specific questions. and we all know how the old "ink blot" test can screw people--the more one talks, explains, describes, the worse the interview goes. so i ask directly are you looking for job/role relevance and specific examples of work and experience (aka targeted selection or behavioral interviewing which is a better predictor of potential success) which related back to the ob or for (what i know to be the more common unstated desire) job transitions.

    of course her preference was job transitions (and it irks me that people are unwilling to come out and ask for that up front) so they can play psychologist and assume your motivations for job changes, downtown, gaps etc and erroneously infer they "get it and then pass ill-advised judgement. and this is an attempt to screen people OUT, not in. i learned my lesson long ago you do want to make the answer to this request succinct, crisp, well-organized, positive, and polished, even more so than other role and responsibility related questions. so i get out my script, read it like i am talking not reciting, with confidence and ease, pause after every job to attempt to force follow up questions to get off this trail which almost never works but i still do it.

    after i pass the perfunctory, isn't a derelict, has good reasons, rationale, and motivations for changes and transitions, she says, well, we like i said in the beginning, i'm looking for multiple roles and i think you are best suited for an HRBP. TOTAL bait and switch. so i proceed to inquire further, highlight my OD and change experience, leadership experience, org design experience (all documented in the JD) which she tells me was obtained in a consulting environment which is "not as good, no offense" as within industry and despite me redirecting her to my resume, and pointing out my industry employer experiences at the biggest HRO employer in the country, tells me my experience is "too low level" for what she needs, despite all my experience partnering, advising, and executing with C and E level leadership. then says, well, you've jumped around a lot, according to whom exactly, which is actually not true accordinly to industry research and averages about employment duration not to mention that each of the roles i accepted were part of a strategic plan to not pigeon hole me experience like trainers and generalists do.

    so when i asked if she had any plans to consider me for which she initially contacted me, she asked why, and i stated that despite having a rich varied experience in different hr/talent mgt functional areas in different role capacities, that given i was an hrbp for several years 6 years ago, i was no longer at that level, not interested, and thus not looking for hrbp jobs.

    i thanked for contacting me, apologized for wasting "her" time, and said i needed to prep for a call coming up in 15 minutes because i knew i would never want to deal with her again from a TA/recruiting standpoint. noting that i had spoken with her before many months ago for a cm position she had reached out to me for where she got stuck on my unwillingness to give a last salary detail of more than low 6 figures which can mean nothing more than a 20 MAYBE 30k variance 100-120 MAYBE 125-130 which we all know starts touching mid 100s.

    way too many people in TA have terrible non best practices skill sets. and its worse when they're dealing with someone in that field. SHAMEFUL. (by the way, i looked at her LI profile, she changes/ed jobs on average, every 1-2 years and had the nerve to comment on places of employment 4, 6 and 4 years respectively not counting 1 project finite contract job.

    Interview Questions
    • walk me through your resume
      are you interested in an hrbp position?
      literally this was it because i pre-empted the call.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Independent Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raeford, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raeford, NC
    Application Details

    interviewed at Avon Products in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    There was no direct interview. Jut went on line and signed up on the Avon website to join the Avon group. After paying the initial fee was then directed to my up line sponsor and the set up of my website.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no on line questions asked when I signed up for the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was needed for this positionat this time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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