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Avon Products Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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Pros
  • I worked at Avon before the restructuring and really enjoyed the talent and work life balance (in 82 reviews)

  • Get to work from home with some of the most amazing people ever (in 39 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. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Springdale, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Springdale, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, diversity of people, discounts on products. Good hours. Good opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Terrible job security presently. Too many changes to policies.


  2. "company in turnaround"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Suffern, NY
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Suffern, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, a relaxed workplace, flextime.

    Cons

    Company in flux, location involves a long commute.

    Advice to Management

    Need better organization, more coherent strategy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "My 1 year stint with the Avon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is very family-oriented and there are a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The message from upper management gets blurred when it comes to the downlines. There is resistance to change from the seasoned ones.

    Advice to Management

    Be decisive and ensure that your key local leaders maintain the standards of ethics and compliance. Put your Associates first.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Just so so"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Processor in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Processor in Morton Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are all great. Paychecks always show up.

    Cons

    New private ownership is purely focused on the bottom dollar. Its no longer a company, just another one of their investments to make THEM a quick buck.

    Advice to Management

    Without your hourly workforce you have nothing. All those executives that make the big bucks play much less of a role than your hourly labor force.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "More effort, more money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Set your own hours, work as much or as little as you want, reward options, be your own boss, work with friends

    Cons

    More money takes lots of effort. Most likely you will break even or end up spending more than you make


  7. Helpful (2)

    "For New Avon LLC, not Avon Products."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Flexible schedule as you move up the hierarchy. Constantly challenging and gratifying work.

    Cons

    Some difficult senior management. Smart executives... yes. Not smart enough to listen to others with more experience in their specific fields of expertise... absolutely yes... in every way... yes.

    Advice to Management

    Create unity at the senior executive level. Getting direction from the 3 different factions creates mistrust and confusion. Focus on the good of your staff. Ignore their commitment to Avon and teh representatives at your own peril.


  8. "Executive director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture even in difficult business environment. Professional attitude and courtesy expected. Yelling and screaming would not fit

    Cons

    Outdated business model. Company can't seem to figure out how to change. Keeps tweaking the same old thing with poor results.


  9. "Cosmetic Chemist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Chemist in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Chemist in Suffern, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in the company were fantastic to work with.

    Cons

    Work environment was not always stable


  10. "SHow ME The Money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, delivering quality service, and networking.

    Cons

    Not salary-based. Need Benefits (health).

    Advice to Management

    Need Salary based or great commission and benefits... Min. $20/hr.


  11. "IT Support Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - HPe IT Cosultnt in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - HPe IT Cosultnt in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large corporate company that is moving ahead with more recent technology.

    Cons

    Moving away from in-house technical support.

    Advice to Management

    Keep key support personnel in-house for some measure of dedication.


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