Avon Products Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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Pros
  • The people are great to work with and the company is very good with work life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • 9 - 5 is awesome hours and on the day before a holiday weekend you have the option to work from home (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't believe in a proactive method to turn North America around (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Studying on Owning My Own Business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Freelancer - SALES CONSULTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT in Reno, NV (US)
    Former Freelancer - SALES CONSULTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT in Reno, NV (US)

    I worked at Avon Products (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are Many, Many Areas of Business to Learn.

    Cons

    The Process of Learning to How to Own A Business Takes Time and Effort Before Success is Achieved Unless You Join With Others To Help Advance the Time Process.

    Advice to Management

    I Know that I Do Not Want to Manage Others, Just Myself.

  2. Excellent development environment, with great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible and nice working environment, where everyday you can learn and develop

    Cons

    At high management level, a little bit of lack of flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more objective in assessing people's potential and performance

  3. IT Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, great products. This was a fanstic place to work with terrific people that I enjoyed while I was there. Unfortunately the huge downturn, mostly in the North America business led to massive layoffs. I would still be there if not for this.

    Cons

    If I had to guess there are more layoffs coming. I would not recommend Avon as a place to work yet until the turn around is complete and sales start to build or a buy out happens.

    Advice to Management

    The new Executive Committee and CEO have taken too long to realize that the only thing that can save the North America business is moving to retail. It will be a massive change, but making a deal with Walmart, Target, CVS & Walgreens (before announcing to the street) is the best hope for the company.

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  5. Be your own Boss.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Be your own boss. Make up your own hours. Meet new people. Make money and test products.

    Cons

    If you're the shy type, this isn't the job for you. Must learn how to communicate with others. Must be ok getting rejected. Not many people want to be bothered by a sales person.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in contact with employees. Give more tips on how to sell.

  6. Executive Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Avon is a great place to work. Good work-life balance with an open door policy.

    Cons

    Frequent downsizing with numerous management changes.

  7. Good environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment for both full time and contractors

    Cons

    Not strong negatives for this organization.

  8. Information Technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people that work at Avon are one the best that have ever worked with thoughout my career

    Cons

    weak management staff throughout the organization

    Advice to Management

    no need to always listen to consulting companies on what to do. IT staff are very capable

  9. Great company limited career opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture work life balance

    Cons

    Poor management bad business decisions poor financial performance

  10. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toms River, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toms River, NJ (US)

    I worked at Avon Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a tight community and very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Because the company was small, it didn't offer much growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  11. I do a very good job at getting things right

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I worked at Avon Products

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I have sold over a lot of products and raise a lot of money

    Cons

    But sometimes things don't always go as planned

    Advice to Management

    Just try to do your best

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