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Avon Products Reviews

Updated February 2, 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 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent and not being able to be with the reps is ludacris (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Most Awful Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the people
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Management & Marketing (NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING)

    Advice to Management

    Sheri McCoy needs to give up her multi-million dollar salary and move on. She has done the most horrible job. I would argue worse than Andrea Jung.


  2. "Seller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

    I could work from home and spend time with the kids.

    Cons

    You have to be pushy and there's not a lot of people in my area that use the products.

    Advice to Management

    None really. Just wish it was easier to get people to buy product.


  3. "More concerned with bonuses for Managers and above"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    If you like Avon products, then the opportunity to shop the various categories are at your fingertips.

    Cons

    Depending on what level you enter within the company, the career track is bountiful. If you enter at the lowest level and don't look the part, you will be dissatisfied with your progression.

    Advice to Management

    Take greater care of the employees who aren't executive level. Nurture the talent within and you'll receive greater rewards. Not every executive assistant wants to remain an assistant forever, at least I didn't. Not a place that I would ever want to return to.


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  5. "Job is really hard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Comoany car, trips, expenses and representatives. Make your own schedule

    Cons

    Completely invasive company, boss, job took over my whole life. No free time they own your soul

    Advice to Management

    I do t even know this place is so messed up. If I could solve that I would be making more money


  6. "Avon Products"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many dedicated and friendly people work for Avon Products, and work their hardest to provide the best products and services to our Avon Sales Representatives and by default to our customers.

    Cons

    Since Andrea Jung and continuing through the current Executive Management team, Avon has lost its connection to the Representatives and consumers - focusing more on recruitment and moving people than moving product. Instead of building on the strengths of the company and creating a strong direct selling organization, Avon has instead turned into a watered-down MLM where upper management seems only interested in their own images, job portfolios, and separation packages.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "District Sales Manager is responsible for achieving Key Point Indicators that consist of: sales, activity,Reps & orders."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You wear many hats so this allows you to stretch your job skills.

    Cons

    Senior management has put many people on a plan with the idea in mind to achieve their unrealistic goals in two consecutive campaigns (Two weeks) and even when people have achieved their plans District Managers have still been let go. It is a very stressful and often times hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Avon has been fined over 3.9 million dollars by the Federal Government. They laid off many good Managers because of a cover up and upper management making decisions that subsequently let to large unsettled law suits with stock holder.Google this for yourself.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "District Sales Manager"

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

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    There used to be a lot! Making a difference in the lives of representatives, company car, bonus, etc.

    Cons

    Now that they have switched managers to remote and given us TWO districts with NO pay increase, things are going downhill fast. Management is a bunch of liars. They are targeting specific people to get them fired.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic KPI's. Different salary/bonus structure to remote managers. Promote your hard working DSM's who have proved success.


  9. "customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operation Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Operation Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    time off is decent. working from home is a nice perk

    Cons

    stale management...no room to move up. no raises. All supervisors/management are 'buddy buddy' with each other so no real room for growth. Very biased on who gets a job,,,

    Advice to Management

    to treat everyone the same and stop doing favors for 'friends'


  10. "Smart, Friendly People, but Challenging Environment"

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

    Pros

    Very smart, friendly people. Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Business is in decline. Challenging environment with lean staff. Senior management struggling to find path forward.

    Advice to Management

    Balance short term strategic objectives with long term stability and growth.


  11. "Current situation is very sad"

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

    I worked at Avon Products (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great mission. Great products

    Cons

    No leadership or vision. Must take company into 21st century

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting rid of great leaders



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