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Avon Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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  • "flexibility, work life balance, interesting work" (in 96 reviews)

  • "Get to work from home , fun , and challenging for the sales person" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Rye, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, even given the tough environment. The company truly cares about it's employees. Everyone is driven for the purpose. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The future is unknown for North America, many people have left. Many more are going, which has a direct impact on the folks left behind.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about the future of North America.


  2. "Love this Job , get to work from home ."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Westland, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Westland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work from home , fun , and challenging for the sales person .

    Cons

    Can be costly , to supply the tools , for job purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with the underdogs and mentor your ,representatives .

  3. "Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon full-time

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful managers and location

    Cons

    Headquarters in now in the UK


  4. "Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and time to have family

    Cons

    Too many chiefs to accomplish much


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad company, mandatory overtime and bad management."

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    Current Employee - Call Center Customer Service Representative in Blue Ash, OH
    Current Employee - Call Center Customer Service Representative in Blue Ash, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We got table scraps from managements meetings.

    Cons

    Everything, from management to the shifts to the long hours. Representatives yelling at you all day.

    Advice to Management

    Please change. You are terrible to your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "So sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that was ruined

    Cons

    Management ruined the Company and caused stock to become (almost) penny stock


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great Flexible Work Policy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can work from home
    Company understanding for life work balance
    Honesty and reliability encourage

    Cons

    Business is not doing well overall
    Many layoffs and restructuring
    Too much auditing and bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees try to thing and listen to their input. Provide better access to the management so they can provide ideas.

  8. "Goof"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked everything about my job.

    Cons

    I can't think of one.


  9. "District Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    *Flexible schedule
    *Building relationships with the representatives
    *Decent benefits package
    *Free products and product discounts
    *Continued training
    *Great culture

    Cons

    *Ridiculous quotas and expectations
    *Unfortunately leadership aren't patient enough to allow time for changes to catch on
    *Compensation model for representatives needs to be overhauled so they can earn more
    *Morale became quite low with so many aggressive changes
    *Instability within the company had employees walking on egg shells and didn't create a conducive environment for many to flourish

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your representatives and field staff and inquire of them before making changes that simply do not work in the field. The 2 week ordering schedule is beyond archaic! Customers should be able to order anytime and receive their orders if you want to compete in today's market.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Staid"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location in mid-town NYC was nice

    Cons

    Biz-strategy was dated and not forward looking

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the internet and look to Amazon