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"cronyism"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Avon Products full-time

Pros

The new CEO is trying to change Avon and brought in a new HR VP that is working to change the behaviors of consensus building and lack of decision making.

Cons

For a long time Avon has been about relationships. Therefore, a lot of people have positions they don't have the skillset for.

More important to be liked than good.

Advice to Management

Reduce the executive pool.

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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.


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    "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!

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