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Avon Products Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • I worked at Avon before the restructuring and really enjoyed the talent and work life balance (in 85 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 52 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Executive director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture even in difficult business environment. Professional attitude and courtesy expected. Yelling and screaming would not fit

    Cons

    Outdated business model. Company can't seem to figure out how to change. Keeps tweaking the same old thing with poor results.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "District Sales Manager New Avon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distict Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Distict Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance has improved. Strong product portfolio.
    Simplified plans for representatives. Car allowance.

    Cons

    Corporate and Field Communication is very poor. There is no clear direction for the future. Compensation has declined. You may earn a quarterly bonus but for the number of added hours it takes to get that bonus, you will quickly find that you are making minimum wage. Cost cutting, stress and lay offs is the new normal.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. Communicate what changes you are considering with respect to our roles and the company's vision for the future. Communicate vital changes to policy, incentives and operations.

  3. "Cosmetic Chemist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Chemist in Suffern, NY
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Chemist in Suffern, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in the company were fantastic to work with.

    Cons

    Work environment was not always stable


  4. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in El Monte, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in El Monte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a challenging career, and you get to know what it feels like to sell for a living.

    Cons

    You find out that Sales is an extremely challenging position

    Advice to Management

    Look at my determination.


  5. "love it, if you work at it!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant and Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant and Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to find customers
    having a fashion and beauty business with no inventory
    discounts
    free website
    free training

    Cons

    downlines can be lazy
    sometimes its cold outside
    sometimes you have to work
    not enough time in the day
    best job ive ever had


  6. "SHow ME The Money"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (14)

    "Sourcing Department Nightmares"

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    • 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.

  8. "Avon"

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    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.


  9. "Great place for beginning in the industry"

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    • 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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great people to work with.

    Cons

    bonus structure changes every quarter making if harder to achieve.
    Poor quality of representatives.
    unacceptable customer service

    Advice to Management

    respect to the field managers, listen to their feedback.
    invest on training your CS department


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