Avon Products Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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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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  1. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toms River, NJ

    I worked at Avon Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a tight community and very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Because the company was small, it didn't offer much growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Great company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Danville, VA

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    The only challenge is the long hours and hard work you put it

    Advice to Management

    Work hard

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. I Love The Freedom & Flexibility AVON Offers

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    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I get to work when I want, where I want. With 90-95% of my work being done from the comfort of my home. Sometimes I take my AVON bag, laptop and a handful of brochures to the bookstore and I work there. I love what I do. It's incredibly rewarding to offer people products they love. I enjoy wrapping Christmas gifts for my clients. I enjoy delivering their items. I enjoy the phone calls, e-mails, texts and online orders. They make my day. It's a very fun business to engage in!

    Cons

    It takes self-motivation to be a successful AVON Representative. You may not yield immediate results. The seed you plant today may bloom tomorrow, next week, month or even year. You need to be patient and consistent. You have to have a certain number of consistent orders before you'll cover your expenses and actually see a profit. So keep that in mind. Never stop seeking out new customers. You may feel lost and alone at first. Create your own support system. Figure out the answers for yourself. Because they're not usually that obvious. AVON works well for those who are self-starters, independent, solution-oriented, consistent, responsible, have good self-control, are fun, creative and reliable.

    Advice to Management

    Attach all orders online to a representative. This way online customers will have the benefit of an ISR, should they wish to seek out samples, etc.

    Allow all who brought new reps into AVON to retain them in their downline. Even if they don't earn the downline check, they should still have them in their downline. It helps to keep representatives connected, engaged and motivated.

    Work on continuing to improve order-fulfillment. I think this will be easier to accomplish once the number of items in the brochures are reduced. This would be great! Because people are not as patient as they used to be.

  6. District Sales Manager

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus potential, company car, incentives, training

    Cons

    Corporate turn-over, lack of promoting from within

  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Great Way to Make a Little Extra Income

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    Former Employee - Salesperson in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Shreveport, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very little pay and incentives

    Advice to Management

    Add more incentives for workers

  10. Exciting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Own hours. Own boss. More time with family.

    Cons

    I have nothing to say

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  11. Positive working experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

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

    Pros

    Competative salary structure especially for new entrants, Benefits and flexible menu opportunity excellent. People and culture very positive and make working experience enjoyable

    Cons

    Not a negative as such but generally you reep what you sow but certainly a hard working ethic is expected

    Advice to Management

    Be bold and innovative - historically been reluctant to lead and then play catch up

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