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Avon Products Independent Sales Representative Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Pros
  • I worked at Avon before the restructuring and really enjoyed the talent and work life balance (in 83 reviews)

  • Get to work from home with some of the most amazing people ever (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent and not being able to be with the reps is ludacris (in 51 reviews)

  • The message from upper management gets blurred when it comes to the downlines (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Independent Sales Represntative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Queen Creek, AZ
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Queen Creek, AZ

    I have been working at Avon Products (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home
    Independent
    Own Schedule
    Sneak Peak on products
    Discount

    Cons

    Wish it was easier for customers to connect
    Training was closer
    More support from higher management
    A lot of manager turnover


  2. "Avon, beautiful things"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working on your own, providing a service for your friends, meeting new people. Monthly meetings that encourage and uplift, great discounts on the things you buy plus access to preview products.

    Cons

    It's difficult to get enough customers to make a profit. I spent more on magazines and bags then I made. But it was a lot fun. Watches were junk.

    Advice to Management

    Keep profits at 40*/* so the small reps can make a little.

  3. "Independant Sales Consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Lowellville, OH
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Lowellville, OH

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can make your own schedule, sell as much or as little as you want.

    Cons

    It is your own business so the less you sell the less you make.


  4. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Lebanon, VA
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Lebanon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Self paced and scheduled. Your own boss. Cool products usually. Ability to take time off whenever.

    Cons

    Always out of stock for rep orders, customer service isn't American, pyramid scheme basically. Pay is not consistent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on helping people sell instead of always trying to put more people on management and sign people up like a giant pyramid scheme.


  5. "It is What You Make Of It"

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great line of products. Great training.Decent pay incentives. Your own free website which people anywhere can order from. Make your own hours, work independently. If you hustle hard, you will get something out of it.

    Cons

    The incentives sort of fluctuated. New catalogs with different sales every 2 weeks was kind of a lot to keep track of. You have to pay for catalogs, samples, etc. Plus you need to recruit and train others. Otherwise you will have to sell a lot in order to make a decent income (this is an MLM). Be aware that there may be other successful and established reps in your area, so you might need to go elsewhere to find your customers.

    Advice to Management

    Be organized and consistent.


  6. "independence sales representative"

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    Current Contractor - Independent Sales Representative in Palm Coast, FL
    Current Contractor - Independent Sales Representative in Palm Coast, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Avon Products as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy helping people look good, your own boss

    Cons

    Not as easy people think, Find your own customers

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with newbies


  7. "Independent Sales Representative oô88î"

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Avon Products (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and able to work your own hours. Good for generating some extra income.

    Cons

    No sells then you don't make money must have leads and buy marketing packages and products out of pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication with new sales representatives and better training with potential employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Independent Sales Representative - Leadership 10+ years"

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    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meet many wonderful Avon Representatives around the country.

    Cons

    Bonus system needs to change for ALL Leadership levels. Upper Leadership level are put on a "Pedestal".. ALMA program needs changes and ALL Leaders should only pay for contracts not just Upper Leadership. Managers are making bonuses for what Leaders do, and we are not making anything for our hard work. The back orders are not changing, we are losing customers. and this is a "Sales" company, and we have a service.

    Advice to Management

    STOP only focusing "Promoters", and additions, demanding us Leaders to make your quota. Go back to SALES only. Start listening to the Representatives needs, Reevaluate who you hire as your DSM and DVM. , Since REMOYE, we have no contact with our manger and no meetings ONLY TEXT messages .The fraud is live and well. We see it everyday in our down line. There is to much cover up and the Representative and Leaders suffer and we lose money..


  9. "Meeeeh"

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    Former Freelancer - Independent Sales Representative in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Freelancer - Independent Sales Representative in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a decent product until they began manufacturing in China.

    Cons

    Comissions were not great. Ordering "books" a racket


  10. "Independent Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Avon Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality Make-up. Website to help boost your sales with the help of Social Media.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to sacrifice your commission on filling up your inventory. And to pay for it out of pocket. Be aware of phishing scams as well because there are people that will tell you they want to buy products and you will get excited but then they send a fraudulent check so they can get
    Your personal account information.