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"Nice people, may be too nice..."

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Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Overall a good work environment. Nice People. Global company, hence great place to get some global experience and getting exposed to the emerging markets.

Cons

Business model has its weaknesses and they're not easy to fix, which will result in on-going volatility if not addressed.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Global Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Avon gives you the title and they pay decent for someone younger making it into management. However you better come in at the level that you want. Promotions are rare.

    Cons

    I don't know where to begin. How this place survives is beyond me. I went through over 10 marketers in one year due to the high turnover all across Avon. If you have been there two years then consider yourself a veteran. They have old systems and rely heavily on excel. You work long hours, get no appreciation, no promotions, etc. Being in management here was impossible. They want to recruit the best talent but give the people tedious, long hour repetitive work that demoralizes the best talent. This company just spits out products every two weeks and people management is not on their list of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    GO AWAY. You took a multi-billion dollar company and did not evolve it since the internet came forward. It takes two weeks from the time a product is ordered to when it is delivered. Meanwhile on Amazon you can free two day shipping on competitive brands. The business model needs to change tremendously along with more emphasis being placed on talent retention. Soon after I left the CEO was removed. You don't want to work here.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "This is definitely not the company for women."

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work out of your own home office.

    Cons

    The time commitment is enormous. Corporate office is only concerned with producing numbers; relationships are not considered.

    Advice to Management

    Stop holding DSM's responsible for numbers every two weeks. No one can take the pressure. Spend more time and energy getting back to the representative level.

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