Amway Reviews

Updated March 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. 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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to get hire and advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company-great values and character

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amway

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great depending on the group/department

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Buena Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Financial stability even during economic downturns, and very globally balanced to buffer specific regional economic situations. Being privately held is helpful in that there's an ability to roll out long term strategic plans without knee jerk pulsing of deliverables to respond out of fear to shareholders on a more short sighted quarterly basis. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Some of the management in Nutrition Project Management is toxic.
    Discrimination against LGBT families by denying these employees equal benefits for their family.
    Too many and competing metrics can set teams up for failure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move toxic managers into individual contributor roles or out of the company as they are hindering performance and morale.
    Pare down competing metrics and obsessive reporting as there is nothing less motivating that being set up for failure from the start, and spending more time writing about what we do than doing what we do.
    Be more up to date and fair with equal benefits, you will find your company culture ratings improve and talent attraction sky rocket.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Amazing Company

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Programmer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Amway

    Pros

    Everything about this company is great

    Cons

    Not so much about this place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Organize team building events to build morale and loyalty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great company with family values

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    Current Employee - Field Support in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Field Support in Ada, MI

    I have been working at Amway

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities, plenty of change. Redefine yourself. Invests in development. Global reach in mid-sized city.

    Cons

    Big company organization and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finding that perfect balance with the field and the company's direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    My experience working for the company has been positive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amway

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Whether it be health, dental, vision or 401K contributions they do help the employee offset some costs, as well as distribute funds to employee retirements based on the company performance.

    Cons

    Calibration does not promote teamwork. There may have been a need of such a performance method the first year or two of the role out, but now it is hurting moral and self worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the Calibration piece of the Performance Review. After 7 to 8 years using this method, you are now losing great talent as someone always needs to be at the bottom of the list.....regardless of their performance.

    Approves of CEO
  10. Global Family-owned company experiencing some real "growing pains"

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

    I have been working at Amway

    Pros

    The values and principles upon which the company was founded via the 2 Founding families, Freedom, Family, Hope and Reward. .

    Cons

    Leadership is hired from outside versus promoting from within- lack of ability to advance. Bonuses paid out using antiquated bell-curve "levelling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to the talent and loyalty that exists in your workforce - there is much untapped and unappreciated talent there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Never Felt More Valued or Appreciated by a Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician

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

    Pros

    Work Schedule
    Interactive Hiring Process that Truly Finds the Best Employee/Employer Fit
    Work/Life Balance
    Community Involvement
    Advancement Opportunities Within Amway
    Employee Engagement Opportunities
    Involvement in Work Groups
    Outstanding Benefit Package and Competitive Pay
    Pride in Working for a Company that Helps Change so Many Lives Around the World

    Cons

    12 Hour Shifts Can Feel Long (The Extra Days Off Make this Worth it)
    Implementing Change can Take Time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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