Avon Products

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Overall Good Experience

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

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

Pros

Great Culture, recognition for good work, good salary

Cons

There was some favoritism which discouraged other employees who were talented

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at enthusiasm of employees not education

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    Lots of Stress Little Reward.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary/ Benefits, work remotely out of a home office, ability to set your own meeting and appointment schedule, company vehicle

    Cons

    Micro management, very long hours, highest stress level, little to no reward, they will drain the life from an employee by dangling promotion opportunities, to get you to work harder than ever in your life, only to be dissolutioned over and over until your desire to do anything is gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to District Managers from various markets. Get rid of Division Managers. They do nothing to drive the business or support DSM's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Corporate Environment, Nice People

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

    I worked at Avon Products as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Andrea Jung is an amazing, inspiring, and effective leader.
    - Work/life balance was great as an admin (due to my particular SVP).
    - Professional atmosphere, beautiful offices.
    - For the most part, very good, collaborative, supportive people from all over the world.
    - Company discount on Avon products.
    - A company that is truly lead by women.
    - Internationally known and respected company.
    - Hourly compensation was at/above market rate.

    Cons

    - As with most companies, a great experience is directly connected to those you support.
    - Enormous organization and very easy to get lost. Admin roles are very administrative, very little project work. You can start to feel like a robot.
    - Heavy calendaring consumes a great deal of EA role, requiring careful relationship development with other EAs and ongoing requests for favors. Particularly when attempting to secure time on an Executive level calendar.
    - Meetings running longer than 1.5 hours are typical, leaving you to wonder how productive constant back-to-back meetings are for everyone involved.
    - Believe Avon has suffered some since Andrea Jung's change in role.
    - You don't get a general sense that senior/middle management cares about you.
    - Clear communication was lacking with HR.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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