Avon Products

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Great corporate culture

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Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY

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

Pros

Great work life balance, atmosphere and coworkers. Promotion within the company is a constant norm.

Cons

Lots of changes within the NA region of the company. Can get a little confusing.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not moving in the right direction.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The company has many wonderful benefits for their District Sales Managers; great salary, company car with insurance and maintenance, cell phone, computer, internet access, fabulous insurance, 401K and profit sharing. Their core product selection of beauty and personal care items is top quality. (The same cannot be said about their non-core products.) The Avon Foundation does wonderful work for causes that affect women.

    Cons

    The pressure to achieve sales numbers with zero input on the programs or methods to accomplish the task is extremely frustrating. The company has pre-fabricated sales programs that don't make much sense in today's economy, yet when the programs fail, the District Sales Managers are held accountable. This makes it difficult to be a stand-out manager, as what makes you better than the rest isn't part of the "program". Work/life balance is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for. The company rewards Regional and Area Managers who achieve numbers, regardless of the methods they use to achieve numbers. On the surface Avon appears to be constantly "updating" their sales model, which, in truth, is normally a cleaver disguise to pay Representatives less money to sell their products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After nearly 11 years of success as a District Sales Manager with this company I left of my own free will. The company is moving in the wrong direction. Eliminate all of the fluff and get back to basics. Representatives come to Avon to make money, not to win awards. You will continue to lose Representatives and money until your sales opportunity becomes a money-making business for Representatives again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    District Sales Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work and mentor women.

    Cons

    Overall very unsatisfactory . No work - personal life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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