Avon Products Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
609 Reviews
3.1
609 Reviews
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Avon Products CEO Sheri S. McCoy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great to work with and the company is very good with work life balance (in 40 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 24 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Northampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Nice people
    Great Office
    Great Culture and CSR activities

    Cons

    Some poor executive leadership and some directives from global are wrong for smaller countries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rye, NY (US)

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a positive experience. Great work/life balance, wonderful discount on products.

    Cons

    Not too competitive on salalry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Was ok, but not for long-term

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Work life balance, people, hours

    Cons

    Poor leadership, declining sales, no clear direction

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  5.  

    Nice people, but lack of direction

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

    I have been working at Avon Products as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office culture is probably the thing that sticks out the most for me at Avon. Everyone is friendly and open about what is going on within the company. Work-life balance is pretty decent as well- with the benefit of summer hours and having the option of working from home on Fridays.

    Cons

    The company at this stage lacks a sense of direction, as a result of which one may not expect a lot of personal growth here. Since the company is going through major changes, things always seem to be chaotic.

  6.  

    cool

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

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility with work schedule.

    Cons

    low pay and very hard to make money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Springdale, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Springdale, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people, work to create a cohesive work environment. Has growth opportunities for the right people in right cities.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to survive in current economy. Senior Management in NY not in touch with reality of work force or job functions. Failure to recognize the value of associates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Helping people grow their business to fulfill their dreams, advocacies helping women with breast cancer and victims of battery and abuse.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth, turnaround plans have put a lot of pressure to associates, doing a lot more with a lot less, no more human touch, all but numbers game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have to change the business model to stay in the game and care more about your associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cincinnati, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits, some job flexibility, and good people on your work team. The company values are practiced at the local level.

    Cons

    Continual stress, issues that come from the corporate level that we can't fix, but are expected to anyway. The compensation does not balance out long hours worked and abuse from representatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, Engagement in Social Causes, Flexible working hours and Home Office. Any employee can access top management and this gives great exposure to people.

    Cons

    Managers not prepared to deal with people's career, lack of autonomy, no integrated systems, constant changes in priority, the routine drains your energy, people do not do what they say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to simplify the business urgently!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Get experience in customer service
    Experience in selling products
    Best for ladies

    Cons

    Not much people buy the product

    Approves of CEO

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