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District Sales Manager

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

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    must have money to make money

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    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative  in  Tumwater, WA
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Tumwater, WA

    Pros

    you will get a discount for your own products

    Cons

    You need to have alot of money to make money with this company. They will have you believe that with just 10 little catalogs you can grow your business and actually make a living at it. But they fail to tell you that you have to purchase your catalogs for every campaign, you will have to purchase any samples, business cards, stamps, bags, anything and everything you can possibly think of that you would need to start a business and make it sucessful. That's alot of money, just the first month alone I was out over 300 dollars, I left those books every where and was always told, they knew someone already or they didn't like the products. Then I find out thru another rep that the only way to make any money is to have people sign up under your name and you earn money from what they sell , ( doesn't they sound like a pyramid scam),, anyway. Look.... if you have money to spend, lets say 500 or more to be able to purchase stuff you need and know 300 people who will actually buy from you, than this could be a really good thing, if you like me and don't have that kind of money to spend and don't know 300 people, than I would say try to find ( sorry ) a real job.
    Personal Note: I do love some of AVON's products. OH, and final note: don't let them kid you about only a couple of hours a week, this will take you hours every day , going out there, signing your name to the books, delivering, HOURS....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local management just wants your money, so get out there and sell, sell, sell, ladies!

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

    bag boss, nice company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    can move between areas easily

    Cons

    my boss was a total witch, and no did anything.,

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