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Avon Products Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance is non existent and not being able to be with the reps is ludacris (in 54 reviews)

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

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  1. "Lab technician"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Don't do it"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance
    great co workers

    Cons

    you never know if you will have a job tomorrow

  3. "Nice company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Good salary

    Cons

    Need to grow more on Internet.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    • 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.


  5. "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.


  6. "District Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid New Avon"

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

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

    Pros

    Some quality coworkers who really just want to do the job right.

    Cons

    Upper management is fueled by politics which negatively impacts the entire organization. They are also incapable, or even worse unwilling, to invest and make the hard choices to modernize the company for the digital era. This goes for most major decisions where the lack of leadership leads to constant delays in projects.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to understand what the associates are actually doing and reward good work rather than employees with the right connections.

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

    Good hours and Statf and goood pay

    Cons

    I don't have any cons with this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what ur doing


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

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    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


  10. "Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Self employee plus working at home

    Cons

    Trouble in returning products


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