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Avon Products Reviews

Updated January 22, 2018
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Pros
  • Good work life balance; professional work environment; (in 90 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 56 reviews)

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  1. "District Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job. Very rewarding

    Cons

    Job was eliminated across the United States


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    great work life balance, purpose driven company

    Cons

    dismal leadership, in-fighting among top leaders led to stalemate for teams and rewarding bad behaviors

    Advice to Management

    let good people do good work, limit the micro-managing

  3. "Sales Representative"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, weak management."

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in San Juan, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the people you meet. Lots of activities and conferences. Awesome training for leadership and you become mentor for these reps.

    Cons

    80 hours per week. Crazy schedules. The people working there were always tired or excessively stressed. The demand they put on the District Managers was horrible!


  5. "Coach and Rep"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great People but Company less than truthful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with within some departments.

    Cons

    No open communication of what is going on within the company. Feeling of being an unstable company that may close at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming with information. Everyone is an adult and can handle the truth rather than the "Everything is ok, keep working." mantra.


  7. "New Avon"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and training for leaders

    Cons

    Poor management constant threats of firing employees. No accountability for division managers

  8. "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.


  9. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on products, work your own hours as a representative.

    Cons

    The company never follows a clear path.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

    The products and discounts that are available for sales associates

    Cons

    Sales are inconsistent and don’t amount to much in commission


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