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Avon Products Reviews

Updated May 21, 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 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. "I Love Being my Own Boss!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can work when I want, Make as much as I need and Want and the Managers are very supportive

    Cons

    Customer Service can sometimes be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good work and remember that the representatives that are in the field - Listen to them!


  2. "Marketing Research"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excellent senior management, great colleagues, excellent culture

    Cons

    can be slow, bureaucratic. too many structural changes

    Advice to Management

    less layers!


  3. "Majority of employees love and respect what Avon stands for. It's not just a job."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People very warm and friendly. Nice place to work.

    Cons

    Not much infrastucture to get things done. You need to do alot on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have succession planning for people below VP level. There is a hard glass ceiling trying to break into the top 100.


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  5. "Avon is Great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advance Unit Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Advance Unit Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It affords and opportunity to for women to empower themselves to make the salaries they desire

    Cons

    The hours can be unusually long when filling orders and delivering products.

    Advice to Management

    The Avon leaders in my area especially my District Sales Manager is very supportive thank you.


  6. "Helping people to look their best is rewarding"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Howell, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Howell, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts
    Making Friends
    Selling a wonderful product

    Cons

    Some of the costs involved

    Advice to Management

    The opportunity is always available and Avon manager mentor you all the way through.


  7. "Lots of room to improve and make money"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Unit Leader Avon in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Advanced Unit Leader Avon in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The earnings opportunity and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Looking for new customers and backorders


  8. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are wonderful — paid maternity leave, on-site cafeteria and company store, summer hours, generous leave. The work environment is also very collegial.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth in some departments were not always apparent or made clear.


  9. "Love working with people to help with what beauty supplies that will work together..."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Indpendant Sales Representative in Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Indpendant Sales Representative in Layton, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    The rewards when I achieve the goals I set.

    Cons

    Going to the library touse the Internet there when I need to send in my orders...

    Advice to Management

    Leadership classes.


  10. "I enjoy being my own boss and service my customer with outstanding Avon Products.."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Unit Leader in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Unit Leader in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are you own boss, don't have to problem of tradition business and you have team will help you build your business all over USA. You can have business online for FREE, You can make unlimited Income.

    Cons

    There is no bad thing about Avon but people to easy way out...You have to work. This is not lottery.

    Advice to Management

    Avon Leadership program will help you grow fast and make lot of money.


  11. "My experience with Avon was very rewarding."

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    Current Employee - Avon Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Avon Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home
    You are your own boss
    Flexible schedule
    Personal website
    For everyone who orders from your site, you get a percentage

    Cons

    The only thing I could think would be a downfall would be the possibility that you are open to scammers.

    Advice to Management

    When a representative says they were scammed, try to do something about it. If that means forgiving a debt, then that would be nice.


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