Avon Products Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
584 Reviews
3.0
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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 31 reviews)

  • Freedom to work from home as needed (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't believe in a proactive method to turn North America around (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Job for Life

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    passion drive for the work & objectives established. Always learning if you want it.

    Cons

    The systems are very old and the people is used to do the things in the samme manner always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in contact with the analyst to understand the real problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its been a wonderful learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Growth, Career paths, work life balance, learning, Promotions, have learnt so much in a past three years

    Cons

    I have yet to come across any cons of working here. I really enjoy working for Avon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company for a self motivated person

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Make your own money, and work around family schedues.

    Cons

    Market and economy may make things tough at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for self starters

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative  in  Elmhurst, PA
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Elmhurst, PA

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great potential for extra and unlimited earnings
    -Excellent customer service skill enforcement
    -Great management experience

    Cons

    -Support when needed can be difficult at times
    -Samples are chosen by corporation as opposed to those in the field with live data
    -Changes to startup and some other features actually hurt the sales rep more than help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With everyone shopping online more and more let's bring back the online parties and events. Also training fro the site is great but also support from leadership needs work from some districts. This should be monitored and worked on so you set your rep.'s on the most successful paths. The better the rep.'s do the better Avon does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good people, benefits, location, and pay

    Cons

    new leadership, old leadership, moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your associates

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    I was a very successful saleswoman. I am a people person and get along well with others.

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative  in  Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Boynton Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for Avon. I got to work with fashion and made myself and others happy.

    Cons

    What you put in is what you put out. I f you work hard you can do very well. I was very dedicated, gave great customer service, which is very important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to communicate with the other employees to check in for updates. Communication is key for a successful relationship in business and personal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was very rich experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Websphere Commerce Administrator-SMT  in  Casablanca (Morocco)
    Former Employee - Websphere Commerce Administrator-SMT in Casablanca (Morocco)

    I worked at Avon Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work atmosphere, promotions, compensation, company values

    Cons

    Personal growth, time-off policies,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avon products are comparable to major market brands at very affordable prices.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    The support system I have been working with is absolutely amazing. I have been an Avon Sales Representative since 6/25/2013 and due to the support from my unit I am now a leadership candidate with six members on my own team.

    Cons

    The challenges are the same for any direct sales position. It takes hard work and time to build your business. If you are willing to invest the effort the rewards will be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a good leader for your downline. Help them understand what it takes to be successful and provide opportunities for them to achieve their success.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Harlingen, TX

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great incentives ,great company. We offer women a great chance at changing their future.

    Cons

    Hard to balance family and work because expectations are high. We are always mentally working and it's hard to just enjoy our little success. Tough year but improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clockin requirement is bringing down morale! Let us enjoy our success no matter how small. Change to a 3 week brochure .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love Avon!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    AVON has great products with reasonable pricing; it practically sells itself. There is a product for everyone. The Mark line is very trendy and has unique items. Avon is more than just make up and skin care.

    Cons

    Many times products are not available for order even though they are advertised in the catalog. Items are also discontinued often. For example: a client will fall in love with a perfume and then it's not offered any longer. This happens ALOT.

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