Avon Products Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
605 Reviews
3.0
605 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 38 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 24 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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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY

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

    Pros

    It was a positive experience. Great work/life balance, wonderful discount on products.

    Cons

    Not too competitive on salalry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It's my business.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great way to network and meet ppl along with running your own business and hours

    Cons

    Takes a lot of devotion and commitment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update the forms and marketing flyers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Look Beyond the Headlines

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Incredible people accomplished in their various areas of expertise; very family friendly; iconic company that's truly dedicated to helping women and changing lives; compensation could be higher.

    Cons

    The business challenges can be stressful and affect morale. They also lead to a feeling of uncertainty. Employees want the turnaround to pick up the pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You're smart, savvy and no-nonsense. You're definitely the team that's going to turn things around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    As an intern, I was exposed to many aspects of the business and had a moderately enriching experience.

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op in Suffern, NY

    I worked at Avon Products as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    My coworkers were exceptionally helpful and eager to assist me in learning and fitting in to company culture. Flexibility in scheduling was a huge plus.

    Cons

    The Co-Op program does not have a formal structure, so personal initiative is required to have an educational internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more structured co-op program with specific educational opportunities would be excellent for bringing in new talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Independent Sales Organization to work for.

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great job for stay at home moms. You can set your own hours/times, have home parties or not. No pressure sales job. Ordering is done online and you can get your own website for your customers to order on-line if they wish. I liked the fact that you ordered your products on credit vs having to pay for the products before you received payment from your customers

    Cons

    You had to order/pay for samples.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Nice people, but lack of direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    The office culture is probably the thing that sticks out the most for me at Avon. Everyone is friendly and open about what is going on within the company. Work-life balance is pretty decent as well- with the benefit of summer hours and having the option of working from home on Fridays.

    Cons

    The company at this stage lacks a sense of direction, as a result of which one may not expect a lot of personal growth here. Since the company is going through major changes, things always seem to be chaotic.

  8.  

    overall good company

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Springdale, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Springdale, OH

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

    Pros

    Good people, work to create a cohesive work environment. Has growth opportunities for the right people in right cities.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to survive in current economy. Senior Management in NY not in touch with reality of work force or job functions. Failure to recognize the value of associates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    very stressful

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits, some job flexibility, and good people on your work team. The company values are practiced at the local level.

    Cons

    Continual stress, issues that come from the corporate level that we can't fix, but are expected to anyway. The compensation does not balance out long hours worked and abuse from representatives.

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

    Long hours, no loyalty.

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    Current Employee - Bin Filler in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Bin Filler in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Its a steady pay check. Always opportunity for over time. Employees are fun to work with..

    Cons

    No advancement. Opportunities for advancement are slim to none. More pay raises are needed. Listen to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Old company trying to keep up with change but stuck in old systems with no $$$ to pay for newer systems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Great people. It's a company that likes to have fun. Lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    High expectations with little resources. They really need to update their systems. And Customer Service procedures really need to be revamped. Customer service needs more authority to make exceptions. Shipping company makes lots of mistakes too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field. Want to stop the bleeding? Provide better service to the reps so they stay! And make sure you send incentive prizes quicker than 3 months down the road....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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