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Avon Products Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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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. "Avon was an amazing company if put your personal life aside"

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

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, People, Environment, Pharmacy benefit

    Cons

    Work for many hours and you can not get sick


  2. "Store Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Store Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice benefits, 401k, dental, medical, vacations, etc..

    Cons

    Not much place to grow. A company that needs to redo their business.

  3. "At the beginning you gonna love and feel proud"

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    Former Employee - Divisonal Sales Assistant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Divisonal Sales Assistant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    when you are an intern you go well, feel motivated and that the company see you and worries about you. A lot of trainnings and levels to reach.

    Cons

    Is rare find some people really happy inside the company, they dont help up to grow professionally, is ideal to people who is accommodated.


  4. "Look elswhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits for the industry

    Cons

    Management has no idea of how to turn the company around


  5. "Lots of changes in management structure"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company car (although it was taken away in 2016), good benefits, positive environment

    Cons

    LOTS of continuous changes in management and structure as Avon tries to get back to the top of Direct Sales in the U.S.

    Advice to Management

    Make changes that actually are given time to show improvement


  6. "District Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked daily to empower women.

    Cons

    I was not empowered, forced to work extremely long hours without fair compensation to achieve goals, kpis and bonuses. The representatives were always more important than Avon employees, we were never empowered, but bullied constantly to perform and achieve aggressive plans. I had to do this or we were threatened to be fired. Bonuses were hard to come by because Avon could never fully fill representatives orders, therefore leading to sales shortages and resulting in bottom line losses in plans.

    Advice to Management

    Review how much money is being lost each quarter as a result of short ships. Appreciate talent and allow them the opportunity to grow and evolve to the new company Avon needs to be.


  7. "Lab technician"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Suffern, NY
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Suffern, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My department is fun. Many different projects.
    Flexible work schedule. Long vacation time.

    Cons

    Low pay. Always cutting budget. To many lay offs

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to say here. I have one of the better managers.

  8. "About Avon"

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    Former Employee - My Carrer in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - My Carrer in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and clearly with employees

    Cons

    Lotes of bureaucracy for promotions and merits

    Advice to Management

    Simplify long and complex processes


  9. "Avon"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

    Avon is a Awesome company to work for.

    Cons

    No complaints regarding this company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Change isn't always good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the products. We would receive samples of the new items before they are available to be able to test and demonstrate it.
    Up until the most recent position changes, I enjoyed the flexibility.

    Cons

    After eliminating over half of the district manager positions, of those that were selected to move forward, they were given a larger area to cover and the demand was higher however; the pay was not worth the increase of work.

    Advice to Management

    When you ask for feedback or ideas, give some kind of acknowledgement that it's been received and make an effort to do something about it.


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