Avon Products

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Avon Products Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
621 Reviews
3.0
621 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 40 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, no loyalty.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    company in transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    many challenges to hone your skills
    somewhat flexible though not through formal programs

    Cons

    difficult business environment
    company continues to shrink in profit, employees and Avon ladies.
    hard to get promoted or rewarded

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's my business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    A great learning experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best learning experiences in business that I've ever had. It teaches you financial responsibility, and you will learn how to market your product.. Don't be fooled that this franchise does all the work for you, it does not. However, there is training and support available, as well as chances to meet with others. The products are no longer just beauty, they include fashion, home products, even a baby product line and all are of great value.

    Cons

    This may be one of the few companies where door-to-door selling is still important to marketing the product.. This is a big and one of the oldest franchises and there are rules that you have to adhere to. There is not enough support for tax information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest referrals for tax information, or creating meetings with tax accountants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good potential if senior management takes more decisive actions to fix the business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    People are generally nice and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Senior management isn't driving enough decisive and focused actions to fix the business and reputation of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused and take decisive and swift corrective action.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    NICE PEOPLE

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    You get to meet interesting people and share the shopping experience.

    Cons

    For me it did not generate enough income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a commission on orders below $50.00.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rye, NY

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is very acceptable at Avon. Very good benefits and a true global company

    Cons

    Since the restructuring there has been very little involvement from management to bring their teams up to speed on the changes and what is expected

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    There was a time...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Management in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities, empowerment, development, work / life balance

    Cons

    Typical big business issues. Politics, too many chiefs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your people and their contributions. Stop already with these insane multi-million dollar bonuses to Sherry & other CEOs when the company is in the red and is selling assets, closing buildings and eliminating jobs. Hire and promote people who understand the US business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This company really gives you a sense of family. 9 - 5 is awesome hours and on the day before a holiday weekend you have the option to work from home.

    Cons

    Management is always changing, so it hard to get use to your boss when he/she last for only two years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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