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"Avon - Turnaround requires Culture Change"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

The new leadership team really seems to be making changes and basing decision on facts instead of feelings. A lot of the old timers have been retired and the environment is more demanding.

Cons

There still remains a 'we can't touch that, we've always done it that way' mentality in some areas. The culture is very passive aggressive, and people tend to avoid conflict and constructive criticism. The focus on outsourcing has destroyed service levels internally as most of the people managing the transition to outsourcers are in over their heads.

Advice to Management

There should be no sacred cows anywhere in the organization with the exception of the Representative.

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience, but not as fun as other jobs"

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great industry, interesting business model, free product/discounts perks

    Cons

    Uncreative marketing strategy, uptight culture

    Advice to Management

    Think more like a CPG


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Get out before the house of cards comes tumbling down."

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    From what I hear, the salaries are okay, as are the benefits, though these are getting pared down daily. Also, it seems difficult to get fired, despite your level of incompetence, laziness, disgruntled attitude and generally unpleasant disposition.

    Cons

    Other than filthy bathrooms?

    Let's make a list:
    1. Top-level management who can't tell one body part from another.
    2. Senior marketing so incompetent they are forced to hire junior marketers even less skilled or all will be revealed.
    3. Staff hired from within...completely different departments! Assistants to merchandisers? Marketers to merchandisers? Assistants to "Producers" (setting up photo shoots)? Who-knows-what to technical support? A level of professionalism would go a long way.

    I could go on, but don't want to discourage any potential applicants. Perhaps what sums up my experience best would be the phrase, "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


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