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"Not ideal for traditional brand marketers"

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Current Employee - Global Marketing
Current Employee - Global Marketing
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Avon Products full-time

Pros

You get tons of experience working in and leading cross-functional teams.
You get experience launching a large number of products each year.

Cons

No real brand building as in traditional brand management roles.
No real consumer insights used in launching new products.
Very hierarchal, with basic decisions being made my Global VP.
Oftentimes, no exposure to senior management if you are a Brand Manager or below.
Lots of turnover in marketing.

Advice to Management

Need to push decision making down to those that are working on the brands day-to-day. Utilize more consumer research and stick to it when proceeding with decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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

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

    Pros

    9-5 job. Can work from home if needed. Free samples occasionally.

    Cons

    Poor management. Everyone is always changing their minds. There's never concrete decisions made. People are always switching positions or leaving the company. Hire experts in that area. Don't put someone that has no experience in that area in that position. Developing too many products and you end up with so much excess inventory. Why 26 campaigns? Why not 13 campaigns and sell great value product? There's meetings about a meeting about a meeting. It never ends! They put one person doing 3 to 4 jobs at once. All the North America offices needs to be more collaborative. Everything is always rushed at the last minute. None of the processes ever goes smoothly!

    Advice to Management

    Make better decisions. Hire more people. Stop having one person do three to four jobs at the same time!


  2. "Be positive and adaptive to change"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Springdale, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Springdale, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have good work ethic, respectful, willing to learn then this place is full of opportunity. Strong support system in supervisors and management. Great perks and benefits package.

    Cons

    Position requires a lot of training, policies are always changing, consistency is sometimes lacking in policies and procedures

    Advice to Management

    Continue to appreciate the customer service reps, especially in 4th quarter. Review the training process.


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