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"Good place to work."

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Current Employee - Chemist in Suffern, NY
Current Employee - Chemist in Suffern, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

people are very hard working and help eachother all the time. Just like anyother companies, there are very few who slacks. Most of the manager and up seems like very busy and getting the stuff one. Most of the people work as a team. A lot of people willing to help you out when you are swamped with work. Upper management like to get people to meet other department, so people can make a move when the time is right.

Cons

Seems like everyone is overloaded. Needs to get the old crowd out and get some young faces in.

Advice to Management

Upper management needs to come and stop by the departments and see what people are doing everyday.

Other Employee Reviews for Avon Products

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company's foundation raises significant funds for various women's causes (breast cancer, domestic violence).

    Cons

    Equal opportunities for promotions do not exist. The only people promoted are those who nail and claw their way to the top, regardless of their practical skill sets and lack of leadership skills. Appearances are more important than performance. VP's often have "mini-mes" who they promote because those people literally do everything the VP tells them to do, and those people are the only ones promoted and well compensated.

    Advice to Management

    How people appear and are to you are definitely not what they are to the underlings to have to work for them. You most likely do not care but it impacts employee morale and productivity more than you imagine. People are fed up left and right. Double standards run rampant between departments, VPs, and directors. Sexual discrimination is a very real thing at the so called "company for women". All our VP's and Directors care about is presenting good news to look good, so real issues never get addressed because lower level people are not encouraged to talk about what is not right.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "If Avon comes calling now, say thanks but no thanks."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have exposure to E2E value chain--Avon "owns" its manufacturing and its channel, so you gain an understanding of everything from product development to marketing & merchandising, to distribution and selling.

    Cons

    Level of turnover over last 5+ years has left a "brain drain" in the midst of complex processes and a unique selling channel. Lots of change/rework and lack of concrete decision-making at higher levels.

    Advice to Management

    When employees from various parts of the organization refer to working there as "it's a morgue", "it's all about to fall apart", "no one knows what they're doing"--you can either take the position that these individuals need to be "weeded out" or you can start to listen. When it goes beyond being disgruntled about compensation or benefits to having a lack of faith that management knows what it's doing, then there's a problem--you can only focus on what's going on at 10,000 feet for so long while ignoring what's going on at 1,500 feet and expect that you'll still have a firm foundation for the business to operate on.

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