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Updated January 3, 2018
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Pros
  • great work life balance, purpose driven company (in 91 reviews)

  • Flexibility in work hours, being your own boss as an independent sales representative , work from home and travel (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent and not being able to be with the reps is ludacris (in 55 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I contact the product department I have always been helped, plus informed when a product will be discontinued.

    Had many health concerns recently they worked with me on invoice that was overdue

    Work part-time or full-time when I want

    Cons

    The automated phone system needs to be tweaked a little more

    Advice to Management

    Send out trial sizes of products when representatives request versus sampke packets.


  2. "Coach and Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coach and Representative in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Current Employee - Coach and Representative in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is YOUR business.

    Cons

    Not everyone is comfortable working their own business.

    Advice to Management

    Not much.

  3. "Sales representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chauvin, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chauvin, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made your own hours and was able to get any demo you liked.

    Cons

    No route. Increase in cost of items. Hard to collect from some of customers. Had to pay to ship back items.

    Advice to Management

    Cover the cost of shipping on items to be returned.


  4. "Save your time and money."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice way to make money when you have no other choice.
    Good bonuses
    Nice sign on bonus

    Cons

    Too many errors with orders but the factory
    Representatives don’t earn a lot
    Only one item per month is extremely cheap for representatives.
    Most of the money is to be made from recruiting others and not selling
    Not enough incentives .
    Almost got a recruit stolen by my district manager because she wanted the bonus
    Sometimes hard to collect money from customers
    Return shipping is too expensive
    The attire did not consider smaller figured women and styles were not very trendy

    Advice to Management

    Look into current fashion trends.
    Appreciate your representatives .
    Avon had become nothing more than a glamorized pyramid scheme with products for sale on the side.
    Be more careful with orders


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Independent Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Freelancer - Independent Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful products. Make your own hours

    Cons

    Can only order every 2 weeks. (I believe they are working on that.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work.


  6. "Great products. Easy to sell."

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    Former Employee - Representative in Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Representative in Burlington, NC
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

    Avon lotions leave skin feeling soft and smelling great! Does wonders for my dry skin! Customers are always left happy. You are your own boss and work when you want.

    Cons

    It can take a few months to build up clientele and it definitely requires hard work and long hours.


  7. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Contractor - Sales Representative in Paris, TX
    Current Contractor - Sales Representative in Paris, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great products. love

    Cons

    There are no cons here

  8. "Sales representative for avon"

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    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Shelby, NC
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Shelby, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are warm ,inviting thus friendly and believe in their recruits like myself.

    Cons

    They needed more initiative prizes for incentive to work more areas thus offers

    Advice to Management

    Keep moral up share more business customers ergo from the "big wiggers"to the newbies benefiting from being given longtime customers to actually make sales and establish repore with....


  9. "Great Supplemental Income/Work"

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours, being your own boss as an independent sales representative , work from home and travel.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be a challenge building clientele.

    Advice to Management

    No comment at this time.


  10. "Direct Sales Avon ISR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to write your own schedule

    Cons

    The customers don't usually come knocking on our door, we got to get out there.

    Advice to Management

    Sad to see all our our local support DSM be let go.