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"A fun job at first"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits, car with gas card, flexibility, incentives and bonus opportunities. Great if you are single with no children, or an empty-nester.

Cons

The bonuses are based on mediocre - at best - sales Representatives. The stress and loss of family time was not worth it. Did I mention stress?

Advice to Management

Corporate needed to come out into the field. You can play with the numbers all day long, but until you actually understand what it takes to achieve them, it's a guessing game.

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. Helpful (3)

    "The worst company ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is no good reason to work for such an unprofessional company.

    Cons

    No promotions at all for managers

    Advice to Management

    You need to remove most if not all of your division managers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK for beauty marketing, not for brand management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, pretty good pay for the industry compared to other beauty companies, nice, fairly new office space

    Cons

    During my time at Avon it was very hierarchal and decisions that should have been pushed down to the Director or VP level had to be approved by the Global VP. Also, the company would spend money on research and then not follow the recommended results. The company also does not focus on growing brands and building loyalty. Instead, it was focused on pushing out new products to have in the brochure. Therefore, I worked more on managing new launches than brand building activities that I had done in prior roles. If you're looking for a traditional brand management role, I advise you to look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Push decisions down to those at the Director and VP level. Also, allow ABMs and BMs to at least listen in on key meetings so they can hear the feedback firsthand.

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