Avon Products

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Does not invest in employees!

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

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

Pros

Good work/life balance if you are in the Rye office.

Cons

No long term strategy. The company is not sure how to really make the representative experience better globally. Employees have such poor management that they don't remember the purpose of the company.

Cronyism - Executives in positions based on friendship and not ability. Therefore departments are run ineffectively and very politically.

There is not an internal skill training program for employees. Therefore, most don't really know how to do the job. However, people work really hard to skill achieve objectives. No new job training + competitive objectives = poor execution.

Avon's cultures and values are not upheld by Senior leadership or HR. The company has huge problems with workplace bullying and does not address it.

Bullying examples include, but are not limited to: purposeful exclusion from team meetings/activities, consistently taking credit for your work, sabotaging your work, overloading you with work or taking away all of your work, purposely withholding information from you, and spreading false rumors and gossiping.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Evaluate the VP and Executive Directors that have been at Avon for a long time. A few really need to leave.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to get big in the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast to learn Easy to make money

    Cons

    Only successful if you know alot of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Works for some

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

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Make money on your own time.
    Online access to upcoming products, sales, promotions, etc.
    Nice discount.
    I actually really enjoy a lot of these products and prices.

    Cons

    Like you'd imagine, it's hard getting started. The rep who hired me talked to me once in two years, and then when I left she began emailing me to rejoin (so she could get a bonus). Her only interest in me seemed to be that I'd add to her pool of money.

    Seems like most customers are elderly and will haggle and negotiate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with the reps under you. Give them a customer or two to get started. Offer them some samples to use. Don't look at reps under you as just sources of income.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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