Avon Products
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www.avon.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Laughable Senior Management in Technology is Tragic Comedy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
White Plains, NY

ProsGreat 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

ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementDon'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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company but make sure you know what you are getting in too.

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    I worked at Avon Products full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Meet new people, learn about the direct selling business, company… Cons: Just make sure you know what you are getting in too before taking the position. The Divisional Managers are untouchable so do not think… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Does NOT treat their long time employees with any respect!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    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… Cons: The pay is not where it should be if you… Advice to Senior Management: Get with the game and treat everyone the same! No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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