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Avon Products Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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Avon Products Chief Executive Officer Sherry McCoy
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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. "New Avon"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Bother"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    There are people who care and try hard - but who are seemingly unable to change the trajectory of the business

    Cons

    Company is challenged. Several turnaround plans have failed.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the business model to make it sustainable.

  3. "Associated 'sold out'"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Great team work from all levels who had to do the daily work

    Cons

    Sold out by Senior mgmt outsourced jobs to save $$$$$ it started many years ago when the Avon call center was in the U.S Representatives could speak to someone who spoke English and understood the American culture. Once it went to india, Where the representatives could not even understand the people on the phone the company went down hill. They had no clue what a 'garage was, or front porch, or side streets etc.... Penny wise, Dollar foolish. Now the company has outsourced many jobs to people who could care less about Avon I don't see a bright future for Avon. Very sad

    Advice to Management

    New Avon Mgmt Bring back the People who cared about Avon let them turn the company Around


  4. "Always a Mess"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates at the same level are nice.

    Cons

    Senior management was horrible and extremely disorganized.


  5. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Management in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Management in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home and working with great representatives!

    Cons

    TOTAL and COMPLETE mismanagement from they top down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking and accusing the lower level managers and coaches for this companies rapid decline. As usual, they are the one's that work harder, are more dedicated and loyal. Ironically, they're the ones treated with disrespect, disdain and blame. Look to yourselves instead, cleaning house at the two lowest levels hasn't solved ANY of the companies problems...I have never seen such waste and incompetence and senseless decisions coming from (who knows where). Years ago, this was once a great company that respected ALL its' employees. What a shame to see such a company sinking like the titanic , with virtually No One at the Wheel.


  6. "merchandising"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    not many pros at this company

    Cons

    catty, unprofessional
    negative work environment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A company rapidly declining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great number of coworkers are hardworking, honest, and collaborative. Even though it is toxic, you fell as though you are all “in it together.”

    Cons

    New Senior leaders are making careless, expensive decisions that continue to keep the company in steady decline. The entire mood of the place has shifted to an “us vs. them” environment since Cerberus has exerted pressure. Almost everyone there is looking for a new job.

    Advice to Management

    It may be too late to save Avon NA- reps continue to decline, and senior leaders are making decisions based on nothing more than an educated guess.

  8. "Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. Used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Multiple layoffs resulted in lack of trust between employees and senior management. Senior management can be rude to lower level employees and reprimand in front of others.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect. We are all the same regardless of level.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor choices in money management led to the destruction of a once grea company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great discount and nice products... flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Even though the schedule was flexible it was intense. Management was always trying to make the company more than what it was. These products are probably going to be on store shelves with the next couple of months. Bankruptcy and other money management problems late to the destruction of those once great beauty empire. No one knows what's going on and they fail to have online presence in the world of 2017.

    Advice to Management

    You are going to let down so many of your representatives who depend on the money they make to help support their families. Everyone of guessing instead of making concrete decisions that's the best for everyone. My advice: restructure you're selling platform and make sure that you have adequate online presence for all your representatives, product reviews, product hauls with make up tutorials, and more. Good luck, Avon because at this rate, you're going to be out of business soon.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Deterioration of an Iconic Brand!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Work from home office, built relationships with Beauty Bosses!!!!

    Cons

    literally took the veins and arteries away from the company. Regional Managers at the time were clueless.

    Advice to Management

    The deterioration of an iconic brand. Mr McConnell must be turning in his grave. I feel sorry for the Reps!!!!


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