Avon Cosmetics
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www.avon.uk.com Northampton, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Lisa Mary Garley-Evans

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Avon is a friendly and team oriented atmosphere.

Senior Packaging Designer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Avon Cosmetics

ProsDesign is valued and respected at Avon currently. There was great leadership in the design team and you are always openly thanked for a job well done.

ConsThe mobility at Avon is limited.

Advice to Senior ManagementDesign has been broken up into different groups recently, and I would say that we need the unity and leadership we once had to return.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Highly Political environment, talent decisions are not based on merit

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Avon Cosmetics

Proswide geographical coverage (60+ countries), many international opportunities if you are politically savvy

ConsWho your direct manager is will determine your position and future prospect in this company

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk

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Associate Brand Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Avon Cosmetics

ProsGood Training
Great opportunity for leadership

ConsDirect selling model is unique
Less strategic, more tactical

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild Strategies

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Utter chaos

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Avon Cosmetics

ProsIncredibly diverse place with amazing men and women.

ConsManagement is reactive and clearly managing out of fear rather than strategically. The greatest asset this company has is not in the name, but rather in the people. People are overutilized, underecognized, and turnover is endemic. There are no 'transition plans' even when there is a planned redundancy.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize good people. Compensation comes in many forms. Ice cream at the office is not high on the list when you are overworked and can't leave your desk to get said 'treat'.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK company to begin your carrier

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Suffern, NY

I have been working at Avon Cosmetics

ProsVersatility and fast paced work

ConsFast paced work is a con

Advice to Senior ManagementShould focus launching one good product instead of too many OK products in short span of time

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A ghreat company with a true sense of purpose

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Avon Cosmetics

ProsGreat growth opportunities. Ability to experience working in different divisions and/or geographies is only limited by you willingness and/or abilities.

ConsFast paced, aggressive environment. Lots of pressure to meet fairly significant goals and objectives - quarterly and yearly. At time slow to action underperforming.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on standardization of products, operations and marketing. Very much inefficiency yet to be captured by simply reducing creativity for creativity sake.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Pay, Company Culture is Very Pleasant, but there are major office politics

Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Avon Cosmetics

Pros- Good Pay
- Overall Positive Company Culture
- Fun
- Executives communicate well with Staff about new changes/policies etc.
- Nice Office & Great NYC Location
- Discounts on Products

Cons- Very Hierarchical
- Lots of red tape...makes it very hard to get things done on time.
- Lots of checks and balances within the company...again, makes it very hard to get things done.
- Schedules are jam-packed with meetings, which leaves very little time to actually work.

Advice to Senior Management- Value Jr. Employees
- Value Consultants
- Simplify work schedules and make meetings more efficient
- Create more spaces for meetings. Conference rooms are always booked up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very positive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Avon Cosmetics

ProsWork life balance, great and open work culture.

ConsFocus too much on tactical

Advice to Senior ManagementMore organizational talent planning

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Is it over yet?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Avon Cosmetics

ProsGood work-life balance IF you can get out at a decent hour.

ConsEveryone is working AT LEAST 2 people's job. There is a pervasive sweat shop mentality. There is less and less autonomy since I have joined. Decisions have to be approved by too many people. It's way too bureaucratic. There are too many "processes" in place. It's a constant uphill battle to get the job done. It's very hard to get promoted unless you're liked.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake an active interest in our careers and not just pay lip service. Hire more people. Elevate the brands by not cheapening the products. More is not necessarily better. Promote the more experienced people within who have been at the company longer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company for other roles but not for brand marketing

Associate Brand Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Avon Cosmetics

ProsDecent salary, good people (for the most part), decent hours

ConsNot a marketing driven organization. Marketing job is more like project management - no strategy and creativity involved, leading to dissatisfaction of employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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