Avon Products Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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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. Senior Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Juan, PR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When I got to work with Avon, one of the things that make me take the decision to join them was their commitment to the people who work for them. Also, Avon sponsor good causes like the breast cancer crusade.

    Cons

    During the last couple of years the company has bean unable to manage the drop in sales, causing various downsizing waves.

    Advice to Management

    Make sue that the company continue to put attention to the company greatest assets, their employees


  2. only for some people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    At home work
    No boss
    How much you work, you earn

    Cons

    Some products sometimes would not come in
    Have to pay for booklets
    If you don't like going up to ppl and giving out booklets then it's not for you


  3. Helpful (2)

    Business analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rye, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Relationship I had with our customers were fun and rewarding. Flexible hours and work from home opportunities resulted in a great work life balance

    Cons

    Company has a goal to get rid of everyone - outsource most jobs and rumors to sell the company.

    Advice to Management

    I would not recommend applying for a job until all the layoffs have stopped and the company shows a solid Comment to move the company forward


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  5. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You set your own schedule. You are able to help others follow their dreams and achieve their goals.

    Cons

    Constant change, always looking for numbers, lots of stress.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the areas that are declining to see why DM's are not achieving their numbers.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Mgmt associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Events Management Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Global Events Management Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Avon Products (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work locations

    Cons

    Confused, over work employees, manage with a consist threat of firing


  7. Good place to work, company not doing well

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is very friendly. Everyone I worked with was very friendly and liked going to work every day. The products are very good as well. Being an Avon Representative is a very rewarding experience worth considering.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company is not doing very well at this point. They have had round after round of layoffs in the US and in other parts of the world. As such I would not recommend taking a job with Avon any time in the near future. Being an Avon Representative, on the other hand, is a very rewarding experience worth considering.

    Advice to Management

    Put the products into retail in North America. Its time to give up on Direct Selling in the US and just put Skin So Soft into Walmart, Target, CVS, and other national chains. The stuff will sell quickly off the shelves! People love the products, they just don't want to HAVE TO go through the purchase through the Representative.


  8. good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    very good place to work

    Cons

    could be better than most


  9. Helpful (2)

    District Sales Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A few years ago there were many, salary, benefits, belief in Co., relationship building with representatives , great upper managers.

    Cons

    Changes in all upper management and not abiding by the 5 core values of Avon. It is all about Avon's survival. Cut throat and taking benefits away that managers have had for many years without explanation. Many managers are wondering if they will have a job in the next year as you are an employees at will. It is sad, especially when you have been a dedicated worker of a over 25 years

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basics, remember it's all about what is best for our independent representatives and building relationships with them. Re read David H. McConnell's book, live by the Core Values, trust, respect, belief, humility, integrity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Loved working there, yet too many current changes!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Supporting others to grow their business.

    Cons

    No consistency to move forward toward growth.

    Advice to Management

    Focus!!!!


  11. Meh

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Glenview, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent people around you

    Cons

    Company is not on strong footing overall, brings morale down considerably



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