Avon Products
3.1 of 5 411 reviews
www.avoncompany.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Avon Products Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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Avon Products CEO Sheri S. McCoy

Sheri S. McCoy

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work/life balance if you are in the Rye office"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Flexible schedule, work from home, work directly with people or online"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Upper Management doesn't believe in a proactive method to turn North America around"
    in 23 reviews
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Great opportunity. Good company to work for

District Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsFlexibility, work from own home office, nice perks. Inspiring women to work with. Great skills acquired while at this job. Very rewarding when you can attain the goals.

ConsRecruiting goals often super hard to achieve. Not enough recruiting support from home office. Cold call recruiting very low brow. Unethical recruiting tactics. Some favoritism in upper management. Division managers need more continuous training for relationship skills
Extremely stressful when goals are unattainable.you are only as good as your last two weeks.

Advice to Senior ManagementProspecting tactics pushed on managers are not working. You will never attain the growth needed with current recruiting tactics. The company needs to take a stand. For women's rights, fix the animal testing issues. I don't think anyone seems to realize this is a huge source of north America's lost business. Take a stronger social media presence. Get innovative and get loud. Present something to stand for. Don't hire actresses like Megan fox who have had so much surgery it doesn't represent true beauty.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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not full time job

Avon Representative (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avon Products part-time for more than 5 years

Prosflexible hours, good for stay at home parent.

Conscommission is low, emphasis on recruitment

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to employee;s comcerns

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avon Products part-time

ProsStart right away no experience needed only costs $10
Freedom to work when you want and the hours that you want.

Consit takes time to build a business. not an overnight money maker

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your reps, they are the ones making the company money

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Best MLM Co. I've ever worked with.

Independent Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Brampton, ON

I have been working at Avon Products part-time for more than a year

ProsProducts, service and pay is good

ConsDoing my own deliveries or having someone else do it for me.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave direct shipping to my customers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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i like the products and prices, but i hated having to prepay with my own money for delivery

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Avon Products part-time for more than a year

Proshelpful, friendly, good prices, prompt, cheap startup

Consprepayment required, clothes matronly more often, funny smell to some items

Advice to Senior Managementmoney should be given to avon once rep receives money from customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Person (Current Employee)
Nanaimo, BC

I have been working at Avon Products part-time for more than a year

Prosproducts are consistantly just average

Consitems ordered are not available too often

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great corporate culture

Engineer (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGreat work life balance, atmosphere and coworkers. Promotion within the company is a constant norm.

ConsLots of changes within the NA region of the company. Can get a little confusing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience with lot of learnings

Project Director (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

ProsAtmosphere of the work. Global company to work with people from all part of the world.

ConsCareer Opportunity should be more broadly communicated.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on priority and simplify processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I had a lot of fun and the products sold themselves

Independent Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Hampton, VA (US)

I worked at Avon Products part-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of support, work at your own speed and pace, great discounts, ongoing training available

ConsLow profit margins. When I signed up for Avon, it was "under" any representative; I just came in off the street and signed up. I wasn't really interested in doing the whole "level" thing of recruiting people and bringing people in, I just wanted to get a discount on the products and sell to my friends. This worked great for a few years but then they assigned me to someone and that's when the pressure started. All of sudden I was being encouraged to trick people into coming to recruiting "parties" and because my sales were kinda high I was being called constantly trying to get me more into recruiting. It took all the fun out of it for me.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think Avon is a great company and it is what you make of it....I think management has been consistently on the right track. The cons that I listed above were personal to me; overall I think its a great company to work for and you can have tremendous potential.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work is challenging, but FUN!

Sales Trainer (Current Employee)
Cagayan de Oro (Philippines)

I have been working at Avon Products full-time for more than a year

ProsBenefits both for employee and immediate family members are competitive enough...

ConsPromotion opportunities do not happen in waves...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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