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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 83 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. "Avon, beautiful things"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on your own, providing a service for your friends, meeting new people. Monthly meetings that encourage and uplift, great discounts on the things you buy plus access to preview products.

    Cons

    It's difficult to get enough customers to make a profit. I spent more on magazines and bags then I made. But it was a lot fun. Watches were junk.

    Advice to Management

    Keep profits at 40*/* so the small reps can make a little.


  2. "Field Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to offer a business opportunity to all people for a small price and creating relationships with all types of people. You create wonderful relationships with colleagues and upper management.

    Cons

    The company is trying to adjust to today's business in the direct selling industry and by default changes are made rapidly, sometimes without having it thought out apprpropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Create a solid roadmap and share the vision with all associates and remain laser focus on delivering the best possible results.

  3. "Sales Rep."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rochester, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You can work your own hours and at your own pace. Sells as many avon products as you want. Be creative through advertising your avon business through social media or face to face to generate sells. You can also host a fundraiser, if you work hard you can reach your life long goals.

    Cons

    The downside is when customers don't buy from you, you loose sells. The more you sell the more money and credit you will receive, the less sells you make or no sell you don't make money.


  4. "Unorganized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Chester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Chester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great work life balance

    Cons

    understaffed, always chaotic, recommendations never taken seriously my upper management

    Advice to Management

    List to the people who do the work


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Beginner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Sales Representative in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Online Sales Representative in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Am new to this and I understand that it takes time to build up momentum and customers.

    Cons

    Incentives of being a sales person at my own rate and can grow and learn.


  6. "Senior Systems Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Bronx, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Avon offers competitive contract hourly wage.

    Cons

    Does not hire full time, too many contract hirings.


  7. "Director of Marketing"

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

    I worked at Avon Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    amazing culture and coworkers, heritage

    Cons

    terrible financial situation, everyone in panic mode

  8. "Social Media Marketing Division"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Content in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Content in New York, NY

    I worked at Avon Products (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Creative females fostering a strong team approach. Fun group to collaborate with.

    Cons

    I don't have any, it was a great exoerince


  9. "Independant Sales Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Lowellville, OH
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Lowellville, OH

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can make your own schedule, sell as much or as little as you want.

    Cons

    It is your own business so the less you sell the less you make.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Company"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    base salary
    benefits
    interesting work and projects

    Cons

    Terrible management - worst I have ever seen
    Favoritism
    Employee turnover
    Financial turmoil

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better


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