Avon Products

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An almost endless opportunity for professional growth.

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Avon Products

Pros

Avon creates an atmosphere within the workplace that provides an almost endless opportunity for personal and professional growth along with giving respect, dignity, trust, humility and high standards as a foundation.

Cons

A certain amount of office politics can, at times, manifest itself for certain types of associates. Although I have not personally experienced it, I have seen it from time to time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revisit the practice of empowering the associates to feel more comfortable in taking an active role in regards to working with management to create the most efficient customer service agenda.

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    Sad to see an American icon falling apart

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    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Location for people who enjoy the city life and they pay very well when you are recuited (but you'll never see a raise once your there).

    Cons

    Everyone is overloaded with projects and there is no consistancy from Marketing or Sr Management so employees learn to work around both rather work with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the fundamentals, be consistant, and at this point pray.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    You have to constantly be working in order to make money.

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    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    -nice discount on products (50%)
    -some of the best skin care products in the industry (Anew) and can get them at a rock-bottom deal when they are on sale
    -free website for reps
    -customers who have no rep and order from Avon are now assigned a rep
    -good working relationship with District manager
    -lots of customers who are searching for an Avon rep and the market is not saturated, at least in this area
    -lots of women, and some men willing to buy and recommend you to others
    -Do not have to keep an inventory, but if you do, can return any product for any reason within a year of its purchase

    Cons

    -Too much focus on recruiting, "Leadership", they call it
    -Not enough incentives for high sales, it is all going for "Leadership"
    -Have to get five in leadership before you make any money
    -More focused on the quantity of reps they can get signed up, instead of the quality, they would do much, much, better in the long run if they focused on quality
    -A small amount of customers who are 'high maintainence' and spend little money
    -District managers are overworked
    -Lots of expenses for brochures, samples, advertising, etc, but gets better and cheaper as you become established

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing so much on MLM, it makes Avon look bad. Make recruiting bonuses available, but for each person brought in, not when you have five and become a Unit Leader. Focus more on product knowledge for reps. Have a base salary when reps reach a certain level in sales, that is where to put your money, instead of throwing it at silly "Leadership" incentives.

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