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Avon's mission is admirable and so are many of its people, but how it operates is broken and there is NO career dev't.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  White Plains, NY
Current Employee - Senior Manager in White Plains, NY

I have been working at Avon Products full-time

Pros

Great to work for a company that also has a good mission... it is the #1 micro lender in the world I think. Many people are down to earth.

Cons

Promotions are rare and usually given to save someone from leaving rather than from merit. Raises and bonuses are non existent since company's financials are so poor. Hours can be bad as there have been lots of layovers and mgmt doesn't make decisions effectively. Company does not encourage change as much as it should.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

One way out of the mess is to start focusing on your people who work for you. Prioritize talent management and career development. Encourage people to speak up, take risks, and reward them for doing so (even if the results are perfect at first.). That will create a more innovative, positive environment.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Representatives are not a priority money is.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Easy to get hired or join Avon as a rep.
    Low start up cost
    Affordable and well know products.

    Cons

    Shipping costs cut profit terribly.
    Fees are added for late orders
    Profit percentages are so low to are eaten up in fees, brochure costs, gasoline to deliver products, taxes, and shipping costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Things improving under Sheri McCoy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Suffern, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suffern, NY

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Great people for the most part. People always seem to be willing to help each other out. Also, most people leave the job at work. Fast development cycle.

    Cons

    Executive Senior Management in R&D is dicey. Especially in the Product Safety & Integrity group. Downright brutal. I wouldn't work in that group regardless of the salary. No ability to speak your mind in PSI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the head of PSI.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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