Amway Reviews

Updated July 25, 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 with nice benefits (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. Most wonderful employer I ever had!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelance Translator in Port Charlotte, FL
    Former Employee - Freelance Translator in Port Charlotte, FL

    I worked at Amway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I used to be an employee back in the mid '90s and, then, I became a freelance up to the present time. They are very considerate to their employees and contractors, and provide you with every single helpful tool for you to perform your job at your best. The pay is excellent and always prompt.

    Cons

    None that I can think about!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Great company that is still stuck in the 1980s

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology (Infrastructure) in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Information Technology (Infrastructure) in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Amway (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You will not find a better group of people. Collectively this is a group that can (and does) do anything.You're dealing with a truly global enterprise here.

    Cons

    The management that was in place in the 80s and 90s needs to retire. They are losing new employees quickly to the companies that are going to allow casual dress, working from home, and not such a ridged management structure. Additionally, the pay/benefits, while not bad today - is not what it was years ago. Not unlike many companies, when benefit cuts started, it became a race to the bottom. "Who can provide the least bad benefits?"

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to do their work in whatever way works for them. VPs, it's time to let your directors and managers manage, provide them the support to do their jobs.


  3. High Class Company

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

    I worked at Amway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities Excellent Training Directors very involved in business Quality products and programs

    Cons

    Communication challenges with large scale

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. Great company

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

    I worked at Amway full-time

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

    Pros

    Culture, fun environment, easy-going, free vitamins, company gym, discounts, company store, overall a great company to work for that is established.

    Cons

    Very very hot warehouse, long hours during month end, new management not up to par with old management, mandatory overtime during peak.


  6. Global Project Management Still Needs Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ada, MI

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

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

    Pros

    *Stable company even in bad economy. *On-site fitness center. *Lots of long term employees make for functionally knowledgeable team members. *Good work ethic and team mentality. *Solid new product development process. *Got rid of some narcissistic executive marketing leadership in the past couple of years!

    Cons

    *Nutrition/Durables PM upper management is toxic, useless, abusive and throw their staff under the bus to cover up their own lack of leadership and integrity. *Competing and too many PM metrics set teams up for failure. *Micro managing and inflexible PM work environment ...it's not 1920 ...our PMs lead multi-million $ global projects with high caliber team members, and yet you want to control them like they are children or hourly workers. *Hierarchy is off the charts here ..very old school.

    Advice to Management

    *Get rid of highly toxic Nutrition/Durables PM upper management. *Be less rigid with competing metrics. If the leader and team are doing a great job with circumstances out of their control, stop penalizing them and try rolling up your own sleeves to help out. *Stop prematurely promoting young and inexperienced hypos trying on a temporary PM leadership role: This is demoralizing and minimizes the experience of veteran PMs who really know what they are doing, who get projects across the finish line year after year, and who clean up the messes that the 2 year hypos leave behind on these projects. Promote the hypo after you move them to management, and not while they are in a PM role without earning their stripes as a PM. This should be common sense. *Stop rotating management every 2 years ...it is painful to have your leader not understand what you do and a disservice since these leaders are not here long enough to be invested in us or represent our accomplishments, and creates unnecessary stress due to constant change for the sake of change. *Be more mature with diversity: God created everyone not just white, straight, republican, Christians ...no one race, orientation or religion is better than another. Hopefully we can now stop discriminating against our LGBT colleagues' families.


  7. Customer service /receptionist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Amway full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The team is great and the hrs are great. All you need to succeed is the drive and positive attitude! The amway attitude!

    Cons

    No challenges just a lot adaptability and patience. The only con will be the volume and intake of people on a daily basis but if you are a people's person then it will be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  8. Process engineering intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI

    I worked at Amway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun events like golfing, team dinners. Very light hours.. Could usually leave at 3 or 4.

    Cons

    Very little work to do. Company doesn't take the interns very seriously and give real responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more responsibility. Taking the college undergrads more seriously could actually yield some positive project outcomes.


  9. Associate System Support Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Systems Support Specialist in Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Systems Support Specialist in Ada, MI

    I worked at Amway

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

    Pros

    * Great environment to work in * A lot of training opportunities * International Travel * Management cares about your personal success and grooms employees for leadership

    Cons

    * Slow moving company (aircraft carrier vs small race car analogy) * You always have the sense that leadership has hidden agendas for departments, such as contracting out work instead of in house growth (in I.T., that is).


  10. Review of Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment for life balance.

    Cons

    Slow moving in delivering new projects and enhancements to process and system.


  11. Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is highly valued and nice company perks

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities currently as most positions are now being filled from outside candidates

    Advice to Management

    Better succession panning



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