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Amway Reviews

Updated May 13, 2018
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  • Upper management has been pushing through projects that the market does not want and other departments know it will not succeed (in 12 reviews)

  • Large company red tape which leads to many meetings and slow decision making (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Love this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amway full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and bonuses, West Coast Operations are inclusive to women and minorities, solid benefits. Profit sharing

    Cons

    I truly have no complaints

    Advice to Management

    Company has been successful so long that the sense of urgency has diminished


  2. "Skilled trades Compensation (manufacturing maintenance )"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Electrician in Ada, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Pay compensation is good for the Grand Rapids area
    - shift premium is $2 hour for skilled trades
    - provide laundry soap for all employees
    - company store is a great resource for employees to buy supplements , beauty, home care and hygiene products at low cost
    - company provides profit share and bonus that are usually substantial compared to the area

    Cons

    -Skilled trades has management in position that has never worked in the field
    - management has no idea what it takes to perform skill trades jobs and lean on craftsmen for information and rarely ever use the advice given.
    - management will not stand up for or back the decision of the craftsmen
    -management spends more time in meetings implementing policies tying craftsmen hands than supporting the needs of skilled trades department
    -Apprentice program is not providing the structure needed for the apprentices to be successful in there careers.

    Advice to Management

    -Support your skilled trades craftsmen decision and let them do the jobs they were trained to perform.

  3. "Prep Cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amway part-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with pasty’s chef

    Cons

    Management do not know how to talk to employees


  4. "Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amway full-time

    Pros

    *Benefits
    *Pay is OK for Grand Rapids

    Cons

    Performance review process not based on achievements vs. job description/objectives but based on who you know and things outside of your control.
    Some who have been there a long time are ineffective and just stay in their roles, some Senior Management are not let go despite being ineffective.


  5. "okay.. just okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amway full-time

    Pros

    very comfortable and easy going company

    Cons

    too many politic and weak management


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, paid vacations, good culture

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get anything accomplished


  7. "Cult - like mentality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amway part-time

    Pros

    Could potentially lead to significant income

    Cons

    It's almost like a cult.
    Don't dare speak poorly of anyone involved
    Very time consuming
    Super secretive (again. Cult)

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so secretive about the step process

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ada, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and team of colleague

    Cons

    Not flexible position, very slow-paced corporate environment.


  9. "A Money Pit Adventure Disguised as a Pot of Gold at Rainbows End"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amway part-time

    Pros

    Self-employment with ability to set and adapt work hours and work environment.

    Cons

    Required to adhere to company protocol and strict social-connection norms by committing to one grouping of Amway ‘upline’ despite the fact that it’s supposed to be YOUR own personal business).
    Required to attend expensive weekend ‘motivational’ retreat weekends.
    Required to recruit other IBOs (Independent Business Owners) to work as your ‘downline’.
    Success is based on how much you buy of Amway products, how many downline you recruit, and well your downline buys and recruits.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old ways.


  10. "Not a Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amway full-time

    Pros

    Not many pros working for amway. they are constantly taking away from employees to feed the pockets of the greedy owners.

    Cons

    The association with Betsy Devos. What an idiot. Couple that with the pyramid scheme, and it really is not a good career move to work for Amway.

    Advice to Management

    You need to make more of an effort to reward the hard work of your employees instead of constantly taking away benefits from them.


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