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"Laughable Senior Management in Technology is Tragic Comedy"

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Avon Products as a contractor

Pros

Great talent at individual worker level, especially among those who are newly in-country
Terrific international employees with wonderful work ethic and impressive technical skills
Quality of full-time employees (who were former consultants) and talented consultants

Cons

Senior management in charge of technology transformation are utterly ignorant of the technologies they are responsible for implementing
All executive level reporting is done in PowerPoint with dumbed down bullet points and few words in big fonts, stripped of any meaningful details
Program management does not know how to use MS Project, they say it is "too hard to understand" so no project plans are created or tracked
Executives don't know how to use MS Visio, either, so mapping Business Processes is an alien experience and creates hostile confusion
I found the women in charge to act in a "mean girls" high school kind of way: forming cliques, heckling you within earshot, then turning on each other
Certain executives with the least technical knowledge would reject the very good advice of senior, experienced consultants, then terminate them without notice
Entire solutions that required skills with certain in-demand software were rejected outright due solely to management's ignorance of industry best practices
Any effort to educate senior management about how to employ necessary software solutions were met with accusations that you were "just trying to sell them something"

Advice to Management

Don't put incompetent people in executive positions responsible for global technology transformations. Any senior leadership spot should be merit based, otherwise you'll continue bungling your international tech solutions and make headline news for spectacular stupidity. There are too many women relying on their income from Avon to support their families and even to climb out of poverty for this company to gender norm executive appointments.

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. "Does NOT treat their long time employees with any respect!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some best reasons to work at Avon are that the co-workers are nice, but stay away from MGMT - oh nevermind they would never associate themselves with their workers.

    Cons

    The pay is not where it should be if you are a long time employee, they treat you horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the game and treat everyone the same!


  2. "Good Company but make sure you know what you are getting in too."

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet new people, learn about the direct selling business, company car and benifits

    Cons

    Just make sure you know what you are getting in too before taking the position. The Divisional Managers are untouchable so do not think going to HR would resolve your issues. If you take the position make sure you do your Ride along in the open area to see the area vs getting hired trained then say well here is your area. Most of the time is the area no one wants.

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