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Updated January 3, 2018
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Pros
  • great work life balance, purpose driven company (in 91 reviews)

  • Flexibility in work hours, being your own boss as an independent sales representative , work from home and travel (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent and not being able to be with the reps is ludacris (in 55 reviews)

  • The message from upper management gets blurred when it comes to the downlines (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I contact the product department I have always been helped, plus informed when a product will be discontinued.

    Had many health concerns recently they worked with me on invoice that was overdue

    Work part-time or full-time when I want

    Cons

    The automated phone system needs to be tweaked a little more

    Advice to Management

    Send out trial sizes of products when representatives request versus sampke packets.


  2. "Sales representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chauvin, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chauvin, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made your own hours and was able to get any demo you liked.

    Cons

    No route. Increase in cost of items. Hard to collect from some of customers. Had to pay to ship back items.

    Advice to Management

    Cover the cost of shipping on items to be returned.

  3. "Save your time and money."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice way to make money when you have no other choice.
    Good bonuses
    Nice sign on bonus

    Cons

    Too many errors with orders but the factory
    Representatives don’t earn a lot
    Only one item per month is extremely cheap for representatives.
    Most of the money is to be made from recruiting others and not selling
    Not enough incentives .
    Almost got a recruit stolen by my district manager because she wanted the bonus
    Sometimes hard to collect money from customers
    Return shipping is too expensive
    The attire did not consider smaller figured women and styles were not very trendy

    Advice to Management

    Look into current fashion trends.
    Appreciate your representatives .
    Avon had become nothing more than a glamorized pyramid scheme with products for sale on the side.
    Be more careful with orders


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Independent Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Freelancer - Independent Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful products. Make your own hours

    Cons

    Can only order every 2 weeks. (I believe they are working on that.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work.


  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Contractor - Sales Representative in Paris, TX
    Current Contractor - Sales Representative in Paris, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great products. love

    Cons

    There are no cons here


  6. "Sales representative for avon"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Shelby, NC
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Shelby, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are warm ,inviting thus friendly and believe in their recruits like myself.

    Cons

    They needed more initiative prizes for incentive to work more areas thus offers

    Advice to Management

    Keep moral up share more business customers ergo from the "big wiggers"to the newbies benefiting from being given longtime customers to actually make sales and establish repore with....


  7. "Great Supplemental Income/Work"

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours, being your own boss as an independent sales representative , work from home and travel.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be a challenge building clientele.

    Advice to Management

    No comment at this time.

  8. "Direct Sales Avon ISR"

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    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to write your own schedule

    Cons

    The customers don't usually come knocking on our door, we got to get out there.

    Advice to Management

    Sad to see all our our local support DSM be let go.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Out Sale Representative"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really like the products this is why I still want to work for Avon, my customers like most of the products as well.

    Cons

    Many times when I order products, I don't get the right products and I have been over charged. And I have to pay extra money to for order to be released. I am going through the same situation now.

    Advice to Management

    I think to what I have experienced since I have been working for Avon, is that I have been over charged many times when I order products. And that is not fare at all. I think everyone who work for Avon or who are customers should be treated equally no matter the culture difference.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not for those who really want to make extra money"

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    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in La Grange, NC
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in La Grange, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great tools and give you a starter kit

    Cons

    You have to pay out of pocket for the start kit, management is not very helpful and they don't really check to see if you have an questions or concerns

    Advice to Management

    Help your representatives more