Avon Products

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This was a company where you had to watch your back.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - District Sales Manager
Former Employee - District Sales Manager

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

Pros

Incentives for managers were good at one time. Freedom to work from home as needed.

Cons

Poor management. In the 2 years I was a DSM, they went through six managers in the Division Manager position right above me. Constant change in directives. Unethical behavior silently condoned.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When managers are caught in unethical behavior, they need to be immediately terminated. It is very demotivating to watch managers be retained as long as they hit their numbers, no matter what they do to hit them.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A great company that accelerates personal growth and empowerment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Make your own hours
    Set your own goals
    Run your own business
    Leadership is geared towards helping you advance

    Cons

    Sometimes leadership is not well versed with using the website or answering questions about things like returns or technical issues. Customer service is outsourced and operators sometimes do not understand the question being asked, and have at times given the wrong answer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't outsource customer service, and make sure that representatives are trained to ask leading questions if they are not certain about the question being asked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not ideal for traditional brand marketers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Marketing
    Current Employee - Global Marketing

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    You get tons of experience working in and leading cross-functional teams.
    You get experience launching a large number of products each year.

    Cons

    No real brand building as in traditional brand management roles.
    No real consumer insights used in launching new products.
    Very hierarchal, with basic decisions being made my Global VP.
    Oftentimes, no exposure to senior management if you are a Brand Manager or below.
    Lots of turnover in marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to push decision making down to those that are working on the brands day-to-day. Utilize more consumer research and stick to it when proceeding with decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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