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If you want to do real marketing, Avon is not the place for you

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Former Employee - Global Marketing in New York, NY
Former Employee - Global Marketing in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than a 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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. Helpful (1)

    enlightening

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Talent Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Talent Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    relationships, discount on personal products, car, flexibility

    Cons

    7 day work week, management is trying to hard to turn company around, they are changing their mind constantly. Hard to stay focused and organized. Direction is away from selling and more toward network marketing to strengthen rep count.

    Advice to Management

    Please get input from the management in the field. We are out here every day, we know what is going on... you are making decisions that affect everything, without consulting the workers who are in the trenches for you.


  2. Helpful (4)

    District Sales MAnager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    some flexibility, opportunities to bonus, company car, benefits

    Cons

    extreme micro management, lack of respect from upper management

    Advice to Management

    let the managers do what you pay them to do, MANAGE


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