Avon Products

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  1.  

    Great ideals, not so great at implementing them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Leader in Zanesville, OH
    Former Employee - Area Leader in Zanesville, OH

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Great benefits for women employees and covered dependents
    Challenging atmosphere, not many dull moments
    Nice holiday celebrations with games and meals provided

    Cons

    Management team sometimes does not communicate well within or with hourly associates
    Often the reason for making decisions is "because that's how we've always done it"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Need turn around to occur

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, committed employees

    Cons

    no clear direction. can be a passive aggressive environment, work life balance can be an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    select a direction and execute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall experience was good. It is a fun company. Fast paced. Good place to learn.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Great benefits. Medical, 401k, tuition reimbursement, scholarships, etc.

    Cons

    Needs new leadership. People at the top don't seem to know what they are doing. They make personnel changes every 3 to 6 mos. They just seem to be moving the same people around to different positions but the changes are not positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people doing the ground work before you make changes. If it's not broke, don't fix it. Avon has some amazing talent in lower positions with fresh innovative ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    happy with position

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    hours benefits work life balance compensation leadership
    health of the company
    well branded

    Cons

    upward mobility very few people leave
    not many perks
    leadership has been in positions ffor too long

  6.  

    Lack of turnaround and growth leadership vision

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The people and products are really good.

    Cons

    The CEO and executive leadership have not figured out how to engage the teenage and twenty something consumer and deliver them products in a way they are accustomed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics and develop a 10-20-30 year strategy for engaging the young consumer in such a way that they want to buy your product and are willing to wait for a delivery rather than running to CVS or WalMart. Keep it simple. Have reps partner with local high schools and PTA's etc to setup clinics for young girls on how to apply makeup, what are the trends, partner with homecoming committees. It doesn't have to be complex. Just easy..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok place to work - turnaround plan making it difficult to accomplish tasks

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Flexible schedule when necessary - management can be flexible

    Cons

    Cut throat environment - everybody is out for themselves

  8.  

    Enjoyed the Ride...

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus incentives. Flexibility in your job and company vehicle a plus

    Cons

    Heavy workload and 2 week sales cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Have been given multiple opportunities to grow via different assignments and promotional opportunities.

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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

    Relationship focused culture.
    Opportunities to grow career.
    Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Business continues to decline.
    Senior management does not show an understanding of what is the root to the decline in the top line or how to fix it,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Company car, flexible hours, wonderful co-workers.

    Cons

    Management shifted focus in 2012 and the company has gone downhill ever since (probably even longer, but it seems the most drastic changes happened around that time). NO work/life balance, extreme pressure to deliver numbers. Avon does not solicit feedback from DSMs on ways the company could improve. Upper management is positioning themselves so they don't get laid off. They don't care about the front line staff (DSMs), just the bottom line and their own pocketbooks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to DSMs. Get back to teaching Representatives how to sell. We are a SALES company, not a leadership company. Put less emphasis on leadership programs and more on product knowledge and training. Respect DSMs with the fact that they have families, that we are not robots and we don't and aren't available 24/7.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Avon Products

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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