Avon Products Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
588 Reviews
3.0
588 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 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.  

    Its been a wonderful learning experience

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    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
  2.  

    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
  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.  

    Think twice

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule with high Brand recognition

    Cons

    Work Life Balance does not exist...expect District Managers to be on call 24/7. Unrealistic expectations of field management while corporate can not manage to deliver products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing course with the wind...pick a strategy and stick with it...stop blaming the field for retention when your policies make it difficult for the Representatives to make money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good products but hard to build a client base

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are familiar with the products.

    Cons

    You can't get your website searchable by everyone unless you have consistently high sales each campaign. This makes it hard to build a client base.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting

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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
  8.  

    No help from Upper line, of any kind

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    Current Employee - Avon Representative
    Current Employee - Avon Representative

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

    Pros

    It is so easy to shop using the website. I really loved being an e-representative, because of the awesome website.

    Cons

    There was absolutely No help from my manager, even though I repeatedly asked for help, all I ever received was another question. You should not ask a question to someone that is telling you that they have no idea where to start. I truely felt that my manager cared more about getting more new representatives, rather than trying to help the people that she already had.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out great, ended very bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye, NY

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

    Pros

    Some really great people to work with, pay OK

    Cons

    The company slogan "The Company for Women" has resulted in too many unqualified and inexperienced women in various positions, especially management. On the other hand the men of the in-house Sopranos gang (anyone who has worked in Rye knows what this means) make IT decisions for reasons other than what is best for the company. My lasting impression is of the former CEO being a disciple of Jack Welch who preaches "cut till it shows", maybe that was good for GE but most companies cannot survive when the remaining workforce has one person doing what three used to... I'm not at all surprised at their troubles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons, do something about it without perpetuating it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Do not Like selling Avon

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    I did not find there to be any pros about this company

    Cons

    You only get to keep 10% of what you make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the percentage someone can keep from what they sell higher like 40% like Mary Kay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    So-so experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Selling model is good and they have cheap reliable products.

    Cons

    The quoted discounts and pay are world's different than what you actually get.

    No opinion of CEO

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