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Avon Products Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Avon Products Chief Executive Officer Sherry McCoy
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Pros
  • I worked at Avon before the restructuring and really enjoyed the talent and work life balance (in 86 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 53 reviews)

  • The message from upper management gets blurred when it comes to the downlines (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Chemist in Suffern, NY
    Current Employee - Development Chemist in Suffern, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay (not great not awful), great coworkers in R&D, you learn a lot in a short period of time. Good benefits. Overall R&D is a pretty good place to work.

    Cons

    Volatile working place. Lay offs are roughly annual and R&D is already short staffed so we are overworked, some people doing multiple peoples' worth of work. Suffern is also a small village so there is not much to do outside of work for fun.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency from senior management to lower associates.
    It's impossible to retain talent if associates are overworked and underpaid.


  2. "Representatives"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people places products being my own boss

    Cons

    Doing recorded videos to meet new clients.

  3. "Behind the Times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products as an intern

    Pros

    Rich history
    Good work environment
    Research departments were all friendly
    Free coffee
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Research and marketing were kept fairly separate
    Very badly needs to update and stay with makeup trends


  4. "Wonderful place to work and have fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

    I like to meet new people and assist them in buying products they love.

    Cons

    When there is more than one representative in an area its hard to build relationship without someone trying to take business from you.


  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Freelancer - Business Owner in Carson, CA
    Former Freelancer - Business Owner in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were really friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Sales were hard to get, and customers would order and not want to pay.


  6. "Own A Small Business and Network for Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

    Discount on all products depending on selling level. Continuous cycles allow for more sales opportunities.

    Cons

    Very competitive market, must pay for brochures and materials

    Advice to Management

    Management seems distant since working for Avon is really running your own business


  7. "R&D Perspective"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, can see the effect of your work on the business

    Cons

    Company stability is currently a question.

  8. "IT Finance COE Latam"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Finance COE in Rye, NY
    Former Contractor - IT Finance COE in Rye, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging. Professional. Good People. Multicultural.

    Cons

    Downsizing. Changing management. High HR rotation.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about people.


  9. "Good Products, Hate Pyramid Schemes"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i love the products, especially the Anew, Skin So Soft and Naturals lines. Good source of pocket money if you have enough customers to buy from you on a regular basis and charge a small shipping for small orders.

    Cons

    shipping costs for smaller orders cause you to lose money on a sale.

    Advice to Management

    increase percentage of commissions earned by individuals vs price paid to Avon.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, laid back work

    Cons

    Company financial issues, too much outsourced


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