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Avon Products Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • People are so nice & they push for great work/life balance (in 79 reviews)

  • Get to work from home with some of the most amazing people ever (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent and not being able to be with the reps is ludacris (in 50 reviews)

  • Your DVM and upper management will eventually change and so will your work environment (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "SHow ME The Money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Getting Better Since Cerberus Purchased Avon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Actively making positive changes, new Pres of Sales who has a LOT of direct selling experience, Avon USA is being taken in a new direction.

    Cons

    Website and estore is still not working properly (but getting better), field sales managers are still unsure of their future existence, there is still a disconnect between execs in the NY office and what is really happening in the field. At times this can be a stressful company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your sales managers.


  3. "ok company to sell for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant Leader
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    its good, own hours, no meetings, no parties.....sells itself

    Cons

    you have to buy your own supplies, and they test on animals

    Advice to Management

    stop testing on animals.....i've lost alot of customers and potential salespeople due to that


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  5. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company store at location thus immediate access to some product lines. A few products were very good and could be bought at a discount.

    Cons

    No communication and direction from management. Company was holding on to a model that no longer was profitable. Employee knowledge and skills were not valued. Often mgt chose to go outside and hire consultants at a time when they did not have the budgets to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Need to move away from the old pyramid model


  6. "Great place for beginning in the industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Chemist in Suffern, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, especially in a usually "catty" atmosphere. Beautiful building, scenic town. lots of freebies. Good pay

    Cons

    Morale can be low in times of transitions. Suburban area not the best for young adults


  7. "Avon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Multinational work place and managers respects to work-life time balance.

    Cons

    Old fashion working style limited to your career development.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Sourcing Department Nightmares"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers employment. The building is heated during the winter. There is running water in the building.

    Cons

    This is not a company that you should apply to. If you currently work here, you are either riding it out or actively looking for new job. Many of the department's are unhappy working with current management. Speaking from experience, the Sourcing department is managed by individuals who lack the basic sourcing skills to affect positive change. They also lack basic people skills which will cause many more to quit, whether they have a job lined up or not.

    Advice to Management

    Is someone planning on speaking with the sourcing team to ask why they are all unhappy? If you did you would be shocked at what what they tell you about the management capabilities of Tricia and Jonathan. The CEO send emails that say we are not meeting our financial objectives or showing any signs of improvement, but he is still very optimistic. Really? About what, specifically? How about providing some facts behind your optimism.


  9. "Maint.Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Good,FAST-PACED, constantly Running Work Enviorment

    Cons

    New,YOUNG,Out-of College Supervisors..Not aware Manufacturing Down-Time and Breakdowns.ONLY concerns are Production Bonuses,and Promotions.Lack of concern for workers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't turn a blind-eye when Supervisors bend Safety Rules for Bigger Numbers.....Injury's to Line workers and Mech's. are More important then Numbers.


  10. "Manager, Digital"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Not alot of vacation and health benefits are exspensive.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "District Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DSM
    Former Employee - DSM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal Discount, Relationships developed with representatives

    Cons

    Very disappointed with the way they handle employees when they are trying to cut cost. They tried denying my unemployment and my bonus pay! Thank God I was awarded everything as I had not done anything wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job because you will be treated the same way you are treating so many!



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