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"Management nightmare for the last few years"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- Gratifying to meet representatives whose lives has changed because of Avon (earn a living to provide a better life for their families i.e. get out of poverty, go to college, start their own business)
- philanthropic company
- rich history - almost every grown woman/man can remember Avon in their childhood

Cons

Senior Management (last 5 years):
- frequently not in tune to who their representatives are and what their customers may want
- have poor communication with their staff
- introduce strategies that change constantly and never allowed to develop or see results. Change is good, but constant change is not healthy, very scattered and damaging.

Advice to Management

Ask, listen and refer to your experienced staff who may know their business better

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. "Work very hard, no money."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avon Representative in Mexico, MO
    Current Employee - Avon Representative in Mexico, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working with people, and the product itself is good, in fact I use their products. Easy online ordering, easy to receive and package products for customers.

    Cons

    Work and work for incentives, and the company seems to work against the customer representatives. Understandable in view of the dishonesty of people, they have to protect themselves, however, so many rules and fine print makes it hard for the general worker. Online selling has taken away from the one-on-one selling. It is cheaper to order online and get free shipping than to receive products from the Avon Representative.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for the field workers. Local District Manager worked very hard to make things work, however, although I worked very hard to meet deadlines and recruit, it was too discouraging to always "just missed it by one", so no pay. You've lost more than one worker this way.


  2. "Avon has great products but I haven't found many friends or coworkers who are interested in purchasing."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Bartonville, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Bartonville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom from hourly work shift.

    Cons

    Have to find your niche crowd to buy from you.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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