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District Sales Manager

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Former Employee - District Sales Manager
Former Employee - District Sales Manager

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

Pros

Flexible schedule, good benefits, company car with gas card and insurance. Travel. Meet lots of new people. Experience all the products.

Cons

Upper management has been replaced or left. (Divisionals and above). Replaced with Kool-Aid drinkers only (*Wink-*Wink). District Sales managers are numbers.......hit your numbers and your loved, miss and your on the naughty list. Your only as good as your last campaign. Divisionals Micromanage their divisions. High stress and long hours. Been out factor after 5 years starts to set in under this management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your managers like people and not just a number. Too many constant changes within the organization that are not working. Representatives feel low value and the core of the company. Put them first instead of just lining your pockets.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was optimistic initially, and so disheartened at the end

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    Former Employee - DSM
    Former Employee - DSM

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Insurance benefits, company car/gas, free product and the aspiration to inspire women to own a profitable business

    Cons

    This company changes direction with the whims of your leaders' hormones. Avon's fill rate capacity is less than 50%, and continues on a 4 year downward trend. Too much payroll spent on duplication of field staff: Field training managers that are never in their assigned market or working to support field teams and representatives, Divisional Managers that sit at home offices and phone in directives. Don't believe the hype about an autonomous schedule: your DVM will mandate that you have to work every weekend (yes, Sundays too), nights and dismiss any PTO request if you're not her favorite and not achieving 100% of your 15 KPIs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Free up some capital and look at your field team's travel expenditures. Do you really need the overlap of DSM, FTM and DVM? How about directing some of those savings towards filling the reps orders so they can actually earn money from direct selling and not MLM? Admit that the direct selling model is dead, the only was the reps can earn $ is to recruit more people into their downline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    More about recruiting new reps then it is selling beauty products

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Award Winning Skin Care Products

    Cons

    Pushy Sales Reps, Encouraged to break the Law in terms of trespassing and solicitation, shady recruitment tactics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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