Amway Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Fairly good work-life balance, only time spent working after normal hours is on presentations (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people, great benefits and lots of opportunity for growth (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management and organizational structure cycles about every five years (in 9 reviews)

  • Takes a long time to get anything done because it goes through a lot of people (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great employee experience but slow company growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    loved my time at Amway
    managers and uplines very supportive
    very well compensated

    Cons

    upper management makes it difficult for you to grow faster... lots of bureaucracy at upper levels

  2. Good Benefits and Location

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, family oriented, flexible scheduling, and many talented positive people.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up due to many long term employees and politics.

  3. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Ada, MI

    I worked at Amway full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Affiliated with a company that has done great things for the local community and promotes CSR within the organization.

    Cons

    Too many new Execs from the outside who do not know or understand (or want to understand)the unique Business Model that Amway established via Direct Selling.

    Advice to Management

    Require all new leadership to just observe and learn about the Business model prior to having to deliver to any aggressive objectives - otherwise, they keep trying to take strategies used at their former place of employment/CPG companies and apply them to Amway and it does not work- wastes resources, hurts morale, alienates the Affiliate markets and the IBOs lose confidence in Ada's ability to support them and their business efforts.

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  5. Good until the last six months

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Ada, MI

    I have been working at Amway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, experiences, challenges, opportunities

    Cons

    Upper Management, Groupthink, expectations, egos, sense of entitlement by executives

  6. Good learning environment

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    Current Contractor - Process Engineer (Temp) in Buena Park, CA
    Current Contractor - Process Engineer (Temp) in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Amway as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people, good learning environment, nice campus with a gym and great working schedule

    Cons

    Hard to get hire and advancement.

  7. Great company-great values and character

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Will treat you right. Extremely flexible family oriented, do everything to make you feel at home.

    Cons

    IT department is unorganized and extremely immature. Too many unqualified leaders.

  8. Great depending on the group/department

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ada, MI

    I have been working at Amway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Financial stability even during economic downturns. Being privately held allows us to execute long term strategy without knee jerk changes for quarterly shareholder reports. Great benefits unless you're an LGBT family.

    Cons

    -Most of the management in Nutrition Project Management is toxic.
    -Too many and competing metrics set Project Managers up for failure, and guess where the blame inappropriately lands.
    -Lack of empowerment of Project Managers: PMs are great team leaders who are unnecessarily micromanaged: We don't need power trip, non-value add, side line quarterback management nitpicking the PMs who are actually doing value added work. If you want to motivate PMs try getting some courage to have our backs instead of throwing us under the bus for your own political gain, and noticing what we do well for a change.

    Advice to Management

    -Move toxic managers out of the company as they are hindering performance and morale.
    -Pare down competing metrics and obsessive reporting and forms as there is nothing less motivating than being set up for failure, and more inefficient than spending more time writing about what we do than doing what we already do.
    -Be more up to date and fair with equal LGBT benefits. You can't attract talent or grow with the world with old world, discriminatory practices.

  9. Amazing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Programmer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Amway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything about this company is great

    Cons

    Not so much about this place

    Advice to Management

    Awesome

  10. A pleasant, clean work environment.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Ada, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement is a huge attraction for those that are looking to further their education. The company is very transparent in the way the company is headed.

    Cons

    The ability to move up in the company is next to impossible, if you work it the factory setting.
    They have an unwillingness to hire in unskilled labor which creates problems with the turnaround of temporary employees. We are training people on a daily basis which slows down the throughput of our production lines.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, there are a lot of highly qualified intelligent people that can be trained to fill open positions.

  11. No big workload, good work-life balance.
    Employee store sells good quality Amway products to employees at good price.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, it's one of the best in the local area.
    Laid back work environment
    Family oriented culture, employees should care about their family
    Many training opportunities across different topics

    Cons

    Snows a lot in winter, no snow days, use your own judgement to work from home or come to the office
    Does not like changes

    Advice to Management

    Organize team building events to build morale and loyalty.

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