Avon Products

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Avon Products Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
678 Reviews
3.0
678 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 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.  

    Share Avon brocheres with family, friends, neighbors, anywhere and everywhere. Promote The fact that I sell Avon.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Get discounts, set own hours, work it as much as you can to succeed. Love all the products. It is a great company that believes in empowering women.

    Cons

    New Reps, must collect payment up front to even input an order, You have to pay then. Asking new customers to pay up front, when they all assume that Avon is the same as in the past. It had changed its policy due to s. many that abused this and never paid for orders tbey received.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once a new rep has established a good payment history of 7 campaigns ordered every time and paid give them credit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sr package engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues
    Great ease back to work for maternity leave

    Cons

    Work load
    Constant management changes
    High turnovers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful in the early years - not so great now.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Division Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Division Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Changing peoples lives on a daily basis

    Cons

    VERY long hours - no work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the company back in the hands of the District Managers - Leadership program is killing the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company too many changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    love the products and the concept of this company

    Cons

    Too many changes are making the representatives go away and this is the base of this business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This was a great company to work for ....key word being WAS. Not the same company that it used to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Wonderful Co-workers and Representatives. Good Pay

    Cons

    Most Supervisors need people skills. HR and New York office is out of touch with what would grow the business and the customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring customer all business functions back to the USA. Have a real Human Resource department that knows what is going on and as a support not only to the company but the employees. Valued Employees go out of their way to make a company successful. Realize Supervisors are not aways correct.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    convenient, good products, work from home, nice customers, work at own pace

    Cons

    hard to find customers, must buy products, need to spend money, people don't have money to buy, to many selling it

  8.  

    Sr. Financial Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Relationships, constant change, great products

    Cons

    Hard to have work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    District Sales Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Bonus potential, company car, incentives, training

    Cons

    Corporate turn-over, lack of promoting from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A fine mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance.
    Upper Management has improved.

    Cons

    No room for promotion.
    Workload gets extremely chaotic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun but challenging.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Pros

    Relationships, constant change, great products

    Cons

    Hard to have work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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