Avon Products Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
609 Reviews

3.1
609 Reviews
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Avon Products CEO Sheri S. McCoy
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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 31 reviews)

  • Freedom to work from home as needed (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't believe in a proactive method to turn North America around (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Its been a wonderful learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Growth, Career paths, work life balance, learning, Promotions, have learnt so much in a past three years

    Cons

    I have yet to come across any cons of working here. I really enjoy working for Avon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rye, NY

    I worked at Avon Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work from home culture. Adequate salaries. Great people.

    Cons

    Very slow pace moving. You have to be self starter to get good experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be fast pace and proactive

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I was able to learn a lot and do different jobs.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Suwanee, GA

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, ability to work by myself and with others, room for advancement, supervisors and management took interest in employees positions, able to work in other areas of warehouse.

    Cons

    The fact that they closed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company for a self motivated person

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Make your own money, and work around family schedues.

    Cons

    Market and economy may make things tough at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great for self starters

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative  in  Elmhurst, PA
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Elmhurst, PA

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great potential for extra and unlimited earnings
    -Excellent customer service skill enforcement
    -Great management experience

    Cons

    -Support when needed can be difficult at times
    -Samples are chosen by corporation as opposed to those in the field with live data
    -Changes to startup and some other features actually hurt the sales rep more than help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With everyone shopping online more and more let's bring back the online parties and events. Also training fro the site is great but also support from leadership needs work from some districts. This should be monitored and worked on so you set your rep.'s on the most successful paths. The better the rep.'s do the better Avon does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good products but hard to build a client base

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are familiar with the products.

    Cons

    You can't get your website searchable by everyone unless you have consistently high sales each campaign. This makes it hard to build a client base.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Used to be better

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative  in  Miller Place, NY
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Miller Place, NY

    I worked at Avon Products part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great if you have lots of time and access to large groups of people. You're independent, so you can set your own hours and create your own promotions. Avon gives you the ability to make money through direct catalog sales, a website, find raiser opportunities, and parties.

    Cons

    The company has been changing things, making it harder for representatives to get by in tough economic times. If your area already has an active rep or two, distributing catalogs can be a waste of money. Product availability can be very poor, unless you're at the top of the sales rung, so moving up from the bottom can be very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local district managers should be helpful, but not overbearing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It wasnt for me..

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Avon Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You make your own hours work when you want.

    Cons

    Its hard of youre not good with meeting new people and trying to sell the products. They sometimes charge you more than what is needed to cover your products leaving you with a credit balance when that's money that you could have had in your pocket. Take a big percentage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Do not Like selling Avon

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    I did not find there to be any pros about this company

    Cons

    You only get to keep 10% of what you make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the percentage someone can keep from what they sell higher like 40% like Mary Kay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    So-so experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Selling model is good and they have cheap reliable products.

    Cons

    The quoted discounts and pay are world's different than what you actually get.

    No opinion of CEO

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