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"Good Corporate Environment, Nice People"

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Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Avon Products as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

- Andrea Jung is an amazing, inspiring, and effective leader.
- Work/life balance was great as an admin (due to my particular SVP).
- Professional atmosphere, beautiful offices.
- For the most part, very good, collaborative, supportive people from all over the world.
- Company discount on Avon products.
- A company that is truly lead by women.
- Internationally known and respected company.
- Hourly compensation was at/above market rate.

Cons

- As with most companies, a great experience is directly connected to those you support.
- Enormous organization and very easy to get lost. Admin roles are very administrative, very little project work. You can start to feel like a robot.
- Heavy calendaring consumes a great deal of EA role, requiring careful relationship development with other EAs and ongoing requests for favors. Particularly when attempting to secure time on an Executive level calendar.
- Meetings running longer than 1.5 hours are typical, leaving you to wonder how productive constant back-to-back meetings are for everyone involved.
- Believe Avon has suffered some since Andrea Jung's change in role.
- You don't get a general sense that senior/middle management cares about you.
- Clear communication was lacking with HR.

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. "Avon Products are good. The perfumes are great."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avon Representative in Coos Bay, OR
    Current Employee - Avon Representative in Coos Bay, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can have a part time easy job besides your regular job.

    Cons

    You will want to buy everything yourself.


  2. "Independent Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Sales Consultant in West Columbia, SC
    Current Contractor - Independent Sales Consultant in West Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    No quotas, commission scale is good. If you hit President's Club, you are guaranteed 40% commission for the next year, but there are ways to cheat the system to achieve President's Club. You can get credit with Avon, so you don't have to lay out $$ for the product before you deliver it.

    Cons

    Need to buy new catalogs every two weeks

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