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They are not transparent with their representatives on charges made to their accounts

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

I worked at Avon Products full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great products and you get to work at your own pace and time

Cons

The system Is not transparent.For any campaign that you do not make an order for,you are charged!.The billing system is very crafty.They present a low total amount at checkout but,when your invoice is sent,they embed several charges by which time the order may have shipped thereby putting your balance in a negative.Most times,Iended up paying the difference frommypocket because you look stupid if you go back to the customer that the price you originally gave her isnt actually the price.you are even charged for samples,you pay to be a representative,you pay to work for Avon.its not worth it at all,its better to sleep than take on this loss because it isnt a job to say the least

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop exploiting your representatives,,have some transparency;let ppl know the actual total figure of an order ,if there are additional charges,pls let it appear on thescreen not after the order has been processed,it doesnt show class,it reflects craftiness and desperation!!!!!!

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    Work very hard, no money.

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    Current Employee - Avon Representative in Mexico, MO
    Current Employee - Avon Representative in Mexico, MO

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working with people, and the product itself is good, in fact I use their products. Easy online ordering, easy to receive and package products for customers.

    Cons

    Work and work for incentives, and the company seems to work against the customer representatives. Understandable in view of the dishonesty of people, they have to protect themselves, however, so many rules and fine print makes it hard for the general worker. Online selling has taken away from the one-on-one selling. It is cheaper to order online and get free shipping than to receive products from the Avon Representative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for the field workers. Local District Manager worked very hard to make things work, however, although I worked very hard to meet deadlines and recruit, it was too discouraging to always "just missed it by one", so no pay. You've lost more than one worker this way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The Company just isn't what it use to be.

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun products, feel good about helping people, good prices for customers - easy sales

    Cons

    Management heavy, work load greater than salary. They say there is bonus opportunity - but the company is declining rapidly and there have been no bonuses for quit awhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the rules every two weeks. Put focus back on helping Representatives make money with sales and not all about recruiting for more Reps! Too much money spent on Conferences to get the managers excited when they could give us each $500 to get us excited!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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