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A fun job at first

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Former Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI
Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

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

Pros

Benefits, car with gas card, flexibility, incentives and bonus opportunities. Great if you are single with no children, or an empty-nester.

Cons

The bonuses are based on mediocre - at best - sales Representatives. The stress and loss of family time was not worth it. Did I mention stress?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate needed to come out into the field. You can play with the numbers all day long, but until you actually understand what it takes to achieve them, it's a guessing game.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tremendous constant pressure. New KPI's to meet every two weeks. Constantly raising the bar and raising goals.

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    Former Employee - DSM
    Former Employee - DSM

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

    Pros

    Lots of free Avon products and a flexible work schedule is the best thing I can say about working for Avon. Good teamwork between other DSMs and representatives. This is a good learning opportunity for someone looking for an entry level sales position.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, controlling environment. Also corporate changes their structure and direction every couple of months. The need to regain focus and stick with it. They come up with new business plans, barely execute them and then move on to something new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your managers to use their own abilities and creativity

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone knows avon, and buys avon, and have sold avon their self

    Cons

    Everyone knows avon, and buys avon, and have sold avon their self.people will lie to your face and pay $10 for a kit to get you out their face. Never to be heard from again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the size of the avon books. Put online specials so that people get use to going online. Cut out the dm, and give that money to the seul that are doing the business not just speaking it. Let the seul hold the meeting and expand their role. Stop have two lines of info one for dm and one for seul and let the seul send it through their groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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