Avon Products

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Avon Products Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
653 Reviews
3.0
653 Reviews
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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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed the Ride...

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus incentives. Flexibility in your job and company vehicle a plus

    Cons

    Heavy workload and 2 week sales cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok place to work - turnaround plan making it difficult to accomplish tasks

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Flexible schedule when necessary - management can be flexible

    Cons

    Cut throat environment - everybody is out for themselves

  3.  

    Make your own hours and you get out of it what you put into it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Katy, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Katy, TX (US)

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Great work life balance because you make your own hours. Always able to reach someone when you need coaching and/or assistance.

    Cons

    Commissions on some products are a bit low and products are back ordered or out of stock too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more stock on hand and raise the commission rate on the 75/25% items

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Makeup
    personal growth
    customers were friendly to me.
    organized

    Cons

    The management could have been a bit better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Way to Make a Little Extra Income

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Shreveport, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Shreveport, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work at your own pace, and sale products with no effort.

    Cons

    Very little pay and incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more incentives for workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Toxic corporate environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    -Salary, Training opportunities, Women-centric, Discounts, Nice building

    Cons

    -Management
    -Financial position of company
    -Toxic environment
    -Constant structure changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Grass always looks green at the other side

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    products are of good quality, compensation is good

    Cons

    Top management treats you like slaves, no work life balance, always resource crunched, financially unstable, has been in losses since many years with no hope of recovery, egoistic department heads, poor management, frequent changes in process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please grow up, do not treat employees like slaves, stick to process and do not make unrealistic assumption, leave your ego at home, empathize with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have worked as a Avon Independent Sales Representative. I have worked and learned so much from the district managers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avon Independent Sales Representative in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Avon Independent Sales Representative in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Grow a lot winning trips and incentives.

    Cons

    Hard work, time consuming to advance a top level as a Independent Sales Rep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To consider more perks, more earning possibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Own hours. Own boss. More time with family.

    Cons

    I have nothing to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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