Avon Products

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Avon Products Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
653 Reviews
3.0
653 Reviews
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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 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 is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't believe in a proactive method to turn North America around (in 31 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed the Ride...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus incentives. Flexibility in your job and company vehicle a plus

    Cons

    Heavy workload and 2 week sales cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok place to work - turnaround plan making it difficult to accomplish tasks

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Flexible schedule when necessary - management can be flexible

    Cons

    Cut throat environment - everybody is out for themselves

  3.  

    Make your own hours and you get out of it what you put into it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Great work life balance because you make your own hours. Always able to reach someone when you need coaching and/or assistance.

    Cons

    Commissions on some products are a bit low and products are back ordered or out of stock too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more stock on hand and raise the commission rate on the 75/25% items

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Makeup
    personal growth
    customers were friendly to me.
    organized

    Cons

    The management could have been a bit better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Way to Make a Little Extra Income

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Shreveport, LA

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

    Pros

    Work at your own pace, and sale products with no effort.

    Cons

    Very little pay and incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more incentives for workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Toxic corporate environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    -Salary, Training opportunities, Women-centric, Discounts, Nice building

    Cons

    -Management
    -Financial position of company
    -Toxic environment
    -Constant structure changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have worked as a Avon Independent Sales Representative. I have worked and learned so much from the district managers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avon Independent Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Avon Independent Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Grow a lot winning trips and incentives.

    Cons

    Hard work, time consuming to advance a top level as a Independent Sales Rep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To consider more perks, more earning possibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Own hours. Own boss. More time with family.

    Cons

    I have nothing to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avon Inc

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice discount on Avon Products

    Cons

    Bad deadlines and ITteam is not well managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company going through lots of change and downsizing. High stress work environment from fear of being cut.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Very well known Fortune 500 company. Works with high profile celebrities and ambassadors. Beautiful office.

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of management changes and over the past few years, lots of employees have been let go due to budget cuts. As a result, the remaining employees are often overcompensating and creates a very stressful work environment.

    Additionally, the downsizing of the company leaves several gaps to fill and no clear sense of direction.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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