Avon Products Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Avon Products CEO Sheri S. McCoy
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance if you are in the Rye office (in 42 reviews)

  • 9 - 5 is awesome hours and on the day before a holiday weekend you have the option to work from home (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance doesn't exist as I'm on call 24/7 (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper management is in the middle of a complete restructure (in 31 reviews)

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  1. good source for a little extra income

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    set your hours pay yourself be your own boss

    Cons

    late fees out of stock products

    Advice to Management

    give people a chance to pay before you charge a gang of late fees


  2. Average company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Avon has a Decent benefits package, and has friendly co-workers. Avon also encourages more training and has various job opportunities, and offers the ability to receive some management experience.

    Cons

    The stability of the company is always in question. Numerous layoffs for several years running, and increasing healthcare costs lead to a more stressful work environment.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to be more transparent, especially in an unstable work environment. There are many rumors that circulate, and being able to address rumors, instead of allowing them to fester, would probably be a good practice.


  3. Avon

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    new adventures & changes too often

    Cons

    needs better compensation for the work

    Advice to Management

    Know your people & listen to them


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  5. civilized, good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Despite restructuring and downsizing, the company it's a good place to work. Granted there is no company that takes care of employees whole heartedly, but Avon promotes professional growth in employees more than some other companies.

    Cons

    Company had been going thru restructuring and is in a shaky ground lately.


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    District Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun perks, great incentives, company car and gas card, benefit package, it's a kind of job where you put your creativity to work and pull in results. The best part is you are given enough trust to execute your ideas and work with your team however you feel fit.

    Cons

    Although your schedule is flexible they turn into long hours and days, the 2 week turnaround for results is too short when your numbers are high. budget is very limited the company wants you to get volunteers to do inhouse work which isn't really fair, who likes to work for free? Many times you were given unrealistic goals to achieve and if you did achieve it then you need to do more

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel worthy, set goals that are achievable and realistic. Threats of losing your job won't bring the numbers in but inspiring and mentoring will because people will work with pleasure not fear or stress. Stop changing things before you give them a chance to work results take time. Your projections in paper are nice but being in the field is a different story


  7. Independent Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

    Simple home-based business. It is what you make of it!

    Cons

    Sometimes advertised products are not available or problems with shipments of orders. These things frustrate my customers.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to advise to have more communication with the powers that be that control inventory.


  8. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are very good for full time positions.

    Cons

    Stock price is not getting any better.


  9. Awesome Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Suffern, NY
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Suffern, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Co-workers, good benefits, clean work environment

    Cons

    No cons except that there were no permanent positions available for me.

    Advice to Management

    Please create more jobs


  10. Love helping people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great support of Breast Cancer and DV. Love being a mentor to helping people change their lives

    Cons

    Too many changes, not in touch with the representatives


  11. The Company For Women

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's the company for women. Avon does great things for women everyday by bringing them earnings opportunities through their direct sell model.

    Cons

    The company is in a turn around mode so layoffs are frequent and resources are very limited, though it's a large-scale global corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Before laying off entire teams, consider the workload and how it will (or will not) change to ensure the staffing and resources are still appropriate.



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