Avon Products
3.1 of 5 535 reviews
www.avon.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Avon Products Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.1 535 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Avon Products CEO Sheri S. McCoy

Sheri S. McCoy

(110 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The people are great to work with and the company is very good with work life balance"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Flexible schedule, work from home, work directly with people or online"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for"
    in 18 reviews
  • "First of all, you don't make any money at all unless you place an order that is over"
    in 15 reviews
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    Good support, good communications, good products.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can set your own schedule, do your own recruiting or just sell online. Very low pressure. Great opportunities to make money on your own time schedule.

    ConsWebsite has limitations, the search engine on the site is very picky.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stress

    District Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCan set schedule to a degree, but there is NO work/life balance at all. Pressure if you don't live for the company.

    ConsLeadership in the company is behind the times. They cannot figure out where they are going and continue to pressure managers to make up for losses. Reward those willing to break the rules. No support for career development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out your market and fix the business model. Managers are passionate about their jobs and they would perform if you would set realistic goals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of changes disengage both old and new associates

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsSheri tries to elevate the "one team one Avon" spirit, but with the company going through so many core issues, it is not fulfilling our expectations

    ConsConstant change of priorities, workload is more than high (I am what they consider "high potential" and I cannot keep up with all the requests)

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll the changes should be evaluated deeply before cascading to the teams, disengagement is to the roof now and you MUST reduce the workload.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Representatives do not get paid enough

    Team Leader (Former Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    Prosworking for yourself not really having a boss

    Conspeople screwing the representatives out of money

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lost their top talent due to lay offs.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    White Plains, NY

    ProsGood compensation and benefits
    Employee development

    ConsWork-life balance
    Company did not adhere to its vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementAvon made a difficult discussion to cut the Global Implementation project of SAP, however, in my opinion it was a bad decision. This was the way to keep Avon competitive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Think of it as a "work from home" kind of career. Not recommended for someone looking for steady income.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou learn various business aspects and how to manage on your own.

    ConsNot recognized for work experience as much and unreliable management.

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    Avon - Family Friendly, but not much career development.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are great to work with and the company is very good with work life balance. The employees have great passion for the company.

    ConsCareer training was less than initially promised. Too much politics at the upper levels of management. Representative model is dated and challenging to grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter development plans for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great corporate culture

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat work life balance, atmosphere and coworkers. Promotion within the company is a constant norm.

    ConsLots of changes within the NA region of the company. Can get a little confusing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid joining this company if you can

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Suffern, NY

    Proswork-life balance. people can get half day off each two weeks. company store is convenient and people can get a good price there.

    ConsPoor compensation package compare to other companies.
    Too much politics that are hurting the organization from inside.
    The culture is very poor too.
    Limited career development opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are a lot changes needed in R&D. Some people need to be let go but stayed, and some people are making positive impact on the company but left the company. Some managers are not familiar with the related field which is really hurting the R&D operation since they cannot make right decisions. There are more talkers than doers and Avon R&D really need more down-to-earth type of people. So, hiring the right people, putting them in the right position and keep them is the key.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    unique experience for life experiences

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Lakeland, FL

    Prosfreedom to do as needed to complete tasks

    Consreports could be shortened to allow more time to sale

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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