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Benefits for retirees

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Avon Products

Pros

At least they did a bridge when health insurance went away for my mother.

Cons

At almost 91, when they cancelled the $10,000 life insurance benefit it is now so costly to purchase life insurance - thru their deal with MetLife it is $313 a month!! What a deal!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The cost to you to maintain this "benefit" for the older retirees would be minimal compared to their loss of confidence in a company they loved!! Most of these women thought of this as a "burial policy" and it is now impossible for them to maintain it on a pension of less than $500 a month.

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    Its an amazing opportunity to see how it is to own your own business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Clinton, KY
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Clinton, KY

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

    Pros

    There are some amazing people and products you get work with, the perks are great, and the opportunity to manage your own business

    Cons

    Customer base is the key and its hard to find and keep a good customer base if you don't have a car

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If you want to do real marketing, Avon is not the place for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Marketing in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Global experience (but due to budget cuts no traveling to any of the markets, just lots of conference calls)
    New product development (if in Global Marketing)
    The people
    Good products

    Cons

    AVON is a direct seller- if you want to do real marketing, this is not the place for it. You will be in a project management role. AVON does not develop strong marketers- there is no discussion about the consumer or insights. There is little consumer work done- most of the time VPs make decisions based on n of 1- what they think and feel.

    Lots of unethical practices and people are treated very poorly. But HR and management ignore all issues brought to their attention. Pay is incredibly poor but you are expected to work long hours to redo strategies as management continuously shifts direction.

    Most of the strong talent has left or will continue to leave. And management will continue to wonder why there is so much turnover. In fact so many people have left morale is incredibly low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to Coty. Or wait. Guess that ship has sailed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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