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Laughable Senior Management in Technology is Tragic Comedy

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Plains, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

I worked at Avon Products as a contractor

Pros

Great talent at individual worker level, especially among those who are newly in-country
Terrific international employees with wonderful work ethic and impressive technical skills
Quality of full-time employees (who were former consultants) and talented consultants

Cons

Senior management in charge of technology transformation are utterly ignorant of the technologies they are responsible for implementing
All executive level reporting is done in PowerPoint with dumbed down bullet points and few words in big fonts, stripped of any meaningful details
Program management does not know how to use MS Project, they say it is "too hard to understand" so no project plans are created or tracked
Executives don't know how to use MS Visio, either, so mapping Business Processes is an alien experience and creates hostile confusion
I found the women in charge to act in a "mean girls" high school kind of way: forming cliques, heckling you within earshot, then turning on each other
Certain executives with the least technical knowledge would reject the very good advice of senior, experienced consultants, then terminate them without notice
Entire solutions that required skills with certain in-demand software were rejected outright due solely to management's ignorance of industry best practices
Any effort to educate senior management about how to employ necessary software solutions were met with accusations that you were "just trying to sell them something"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't put incompetent people in executive positions responsible for global technology transformations. Any senior leadership spot should be merit based, otherwise you'll continue bungling your international tech solutions and make headline news for spectacular stupidity. There are too many women relying on their income from Avon to support their families and even to climb out of poverty for this company to gender norm executive appointments.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Chemist  in  Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Chemist in Suffern, NY

    I worked at Avon Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture at Avon R&D is one that really inspires personal and professional growth.
    You are coupled with a mentor that will help you to overcome challenges and navigate the large corporate environment.
    all management fosters a true R&D environment of trying and learning. Failure is not punished and it is expected that when trying to do something new and out of the box you are not going to be successful 100% of the time.

    Cons

    The people here can sometimes take themselves too seriously. We were making makeup not pacemakers.
    Marketing and Product Development have a large turnover and are unorganized resulting in late turn overs and rush sloppy projects

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Does NOT treat their long time employees with any respect!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Morton Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Some best reasons to work at Avon are that the co-workers are nice, but stay away from MGMT - oh nevermind they would never associate themselves with their workers.

    Cons

    The pay is not where it should be if you are a long time employee, they treat you horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the game and treat everyone the same!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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