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Avon - Turnaround requires Culture Change

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

I have been working at Avon Products

Pros

The new leadership team really seems to be making changes and basing decision on facts instead of feelings. A lot of the old timers have been retired and the environment is more demanding.

Cons

There still remains a 'we can't touch that, we've always done it that way' mentality in some areas. The culture is very passive aggressive, and people tend to avoid conflict and constructive criticism. The focus on outsourcing has destroyed service levels internally as most of the people managing the transition to outsourcers are in over their heads.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There should be no sacred cows anywhere in the organization with the exception of the Representative.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Get out before the house of cards comes tumbling down.

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    From what I hear, the salaries are okay, as are the benefits, though these are getting pared down daily. Also, it seems difficult to get fired, despite your level of incompetence, laziness, disgruntled attitude and generally unpleasant disposition.

    Cons

    Other than filthy bathrooms?

    Let's make a list:
    1. Top-level management who can't tell one body part from another.
    2. Senior marketing so incompetent they are forced to hire junior marketers even less skilled or all will be revealed.
    3. Staff hired from within...completely different departments! Assistants to merchandisers? Marketers to merchandisers? Assistants to "Producers" (setting up photo shoots)? Who-knows-what to technical support? A level of professionalism would go a long way.

    I could go on, but don't want to discourage any potential applicants. Perhaps what sums up my experience best would be the phrase, "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive working experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Competative salary structure especially for new entrants, Benefits and flexible menu opportunity excellent. People and culture very positive and make working experience enjoyable

    Cons

    Not a negative as such but generally you reep what you sow but certainly a hard working ethic is expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold and innovative - historically been reluctant to lead and then play catch up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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