Amway Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
138 Reviews
3.9
138 Reviews
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Amway President Doug DeVos
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86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work / life balance with on site gyms, cafeterias and exercise classes (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, great benefits and lots of opportunity for growth (in 8 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amway

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amway

    Pros

    great learned a lot and it was awesome

    Cons

    competitive and it was great

  2.  

    The Best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amway as a contractor

    Pros

    The best at understanding what drives an individual

    Cons

    you must be self motivate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Project Management Intern  in  Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Global Project Management Intern in Ada, MI

    I worked at Amway as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amway's internship program has a great mentorship program and treats you like royalty as an intern

    Cons

    projects can be longer than the span of your internship

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people to work with!

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amway as an intern

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The work environment is very positive. Great employee discounts on various products.

    Cons

    Difficult to be hired on as an intern to full-time employee

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor  in  Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Ada, MI

    I have been working at Amway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very stable, privately owned company. Job security and healthy environment.

    Cons

    Slow moving and a little old school. Innovation and change are scarce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fair enough.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Consultant  in  Hialeah, FL
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Hialeah, FL

    I have been working at Amway part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's good for people that can communicate easily with strangers, acquaintances, family about new job opportunity and a new way of living.

    Cons

    Having to pay for every meeting every week, or not being able to get to a certain percentage by the end of the month to be able to receive your check.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at Amway part-time

    Pros

    Set Your own Hours work at your own pace

    Cons

    Not hourly pay or salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Helping More in a mentorship kind of way.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator - Oracle  in  Ada, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator - Oracle in Ada, OK

    I have been working at Amway full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are generally very nice; company treats employees well; pretty competitive benefit packages; Flexible hours (no clock-in clock-out)

    Cons

    In some departments there are too many middle layer management staff; functionality are divided into great granularity. This has caused slowness to take decisions and actions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company in throes of culture change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Ada, MI

    I worked at Amway full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    *Great people
    *Good pay and benefits
    *Free/low-cost products
    *International growth
    *Career development and growth
    *Strong values

    Cons

    *Issues with independent sales force, including hard sell and deceptive practices
    *New senior management leaders recruited from Fortune 500 CPG companies counter to family values culture developed under DeVos and Van Andel families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Look internally for new leaders to train rather than bringing in disruptive forces
    *When bringing in new leaders from outside, give them clear understanding of acceptable behaviors/practices
    *Continue moves toward greater education of sales force

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Customer Service

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amway

    Pros

    Good company to work for IF you get hired in. It's very difficult to get hired in. Many people work for years through temp agency. Amway cares about people but again IF they are already Amway employees but not temp service. If you are a temp you are nothing.

    Cons

    It's frustrating if you have to work through temp agency. You will get hours nobody wants and get paid a lot less. You will be treated like something secondary. Amway has events where temps are not invited and when they have it temps work for them. So it feels kind of disrespectful and unfair. Temps do the same job for a lot less and being treated like we do not belong there.
    Communication with management is difficult because of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please review your relationships with temps. Stop favoritism.

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