Avon Products Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance if you are in the Rye office (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 doesn't exist as I'm on call 24/7 (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper management is in the middle of a complete restructure (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Business analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rye, NY

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Relationship I had with our customers were fun and rewarding. Flexible hours and work from home opportunities resulted in a great work life balance

    Cons

    Company has a goal to get rid of everyone - outsource most jobs and rumors to sell the company.

    Advice to Management

    I would not recommend applying for a job until all the layoffs have stopped and the company shows a solid Comment to move the company forward


  2. Horrible dysfunctional toxic leadership team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Rye, NY

    I worked at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Avon Representative is inspiring

    Cons

    Too many to mention, constant changes in direction

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  3. manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Rye, NY

    I worked at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good work and life balance

    Cons

    not easy to move up

    Advice to Management

    top management need to change


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  5. It was a great company to work 20 years ago. However business is not so good now, and there is constant restructuring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Rye, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    > Good salary
    > Great people
    > Very flexible

    Cons

    > Too much politics
    > Hard to get promoted, very few opportunities
    > Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your people, you have great talent.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great Company with excellent compensation

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company pays well. You will get to work with lot of challenges. Since the recent layoffs, they company is trying to turn around. This has overloaded certain employees

    Cons

    Recent restructuring is causing employees not to trust the company any more. They are feeling very insecure.

    Advice to Management

    Rework on benefits.


  7. Manager

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was a positive experience. Great work/life balance, wonderful discount on products.

    Cons

    Not too competitive on salalry


  8. Great Company

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    (IT/Data Center) Was once a great, great place to work...

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

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

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

    Pros

    People in the trenches had tremendous pride and belief in the company. Onsite consultants, off-shoring, and several rounds of layoffs have destroyed its' very foundation.

    Cons

    Long term employees undervalued, laid off to avoid pension benefits. Morale is at an all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Go back to the roots of what originally made Avon a great place to work.


  10. Avon has no global strategy or direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Great work-life balance

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Need to be fast pace and proactive



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