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"very knowledgeble"

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Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Guadalajara, Baja California (Mexico)
Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Guadalajara, Baja California (Mexico)
Recommends

Pros

money, knowledge of the district,

Cons

some kind of unprofessionalism in the company

Advice to Management

Upper management needs to go and take a look to how Regional Sales manager are doing. The Regional Manager that was taking care of Guadalajara, was pushing some District Managers to fail to follow procedures.

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away unless you are a working mother"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Comfortable working environment
    - Work-life balance

    Cons

    - Somewhat incompetent middle and top management – with few exceptions. Promotions are dominated by those who are politically savvy and support official policy . Professional expertise is not required. Groupthink is rampant particularly at Directors level. The current person on top apparently inspires more awe than true respect

    - 'Strategy' is an equivalent to planning for next year. Or 5 years at its most visionary and profound

    - Decision making process is not evidence based. Rather it is personal relationshop based. Information is often conciously distorted to comply with preexisting management opinion. Those who are more adept at this skill are considered as 'high potential' employees. I wish I was joking.

    A regular practice is that first 'gut feeling' decision is taken, then subordinates collect and contort information to make the business case look plausible.

    - Marketing people have little knowledge of who their consumers are, what value Avon brings to them etc.
    Consumer segmentation still remains an uncharted area. This is not a marketing or consumer driven organization.

    - Very disorganized information flow. Often people are not circulated information directly relevent to their current tasks.

    - Primitive and outdated information systems

    - Cog-in-the wheel work functionality, near absence of trainings, very low professional standards. Management talent is mostly hired from outside due to lack of qualified talent inside

    - No serious onboarding training, newcomers have to survive mostly by themselves. The puzzled look is often seen on newbies' face within the first year of work. Then they leave or no longer care.

    - Flat organization structure means rare opportunities for promotion. Athough they do exist, but the requirements are never clearly artculated.

    - Performance Management process is very superfluos. Next years' performance goals are a continuous source of employee amusement.

    In short, a good place to work for people with medium IQ, subpar professional skills and working mothers.

    Advice to Management

    You have multitude of problems and very complex system to deal with. Strict hierarcical control will not work unless senior management truly and heartily opens up to feedback from representatives, consumers and employees at lower hierarchical levels. Currently you appear to be doing the exact opposite.


  2. "Great learning opportunity."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company overall, great benefits.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement within this area.

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