Avon Products

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Avon Products Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
634 Reviews
3.1
634 Reviews
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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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Avon has no global strategy or direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Rye, NY

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most associates in the rank and file are great to work with. The company values are meaningful.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't have a strategy. Too much time and money is spent atoning for sins of past upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop asking management consultants what to do. Look inside your collective hearts and create a plan for transformation. Then boldly follow that plan!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be better

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Miller Place, NY
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Miller Place, NY

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great if you have lots of time and access to large groups of people. You're independent, so you can set your own hours and create your own promotions. Avon gives you the ability to make money through direct catalog sales, a website, find raiser opportunities, and parties.

    Cons

    The company has been changing things, making it harder for representatives to get by in tough economic times. If your area already has an active rep or two, distributing catalogs can be a waste of money. Product availability can be very poor, unless you're at the top of the sales rung, so moving up from the bottom can be very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local district managers should be helpful, but not overbearing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Avon has changed

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avon Representative
    Current Employee - Avon Representative

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

    Pros

    Able to purchase products at reduced prices

    Cons

    Too many to mention. Unless you do leadership, you are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives to non-leadership reps. Begging people to join in order to win prizes is not the way to run the business.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rye, NY

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

    Pros

    Work from home culture. Adequate salaries. Great people.

    Cons

    Very slow pace moving. You have to be self starter to get good experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be fast pace and proactive

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I was able to learn a lot and do different jobs.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Suwanee, GA

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, ability to work by myself and with others, room for advancement, supervisors and management took interest in employees positions, able to work in other areas of warehouse.

    Cons

    The fact that they closed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Think twice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (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
  8.  

    Its been a wonderful learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Great for self starters

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Great company for a self motivated person

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Good products but hard to build a client base

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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 (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

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