Avon Products Reviews

Updated 16 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. Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company with a proven track record in direct sales and marketing.

    Cons

    Need to increase brand awareness and attract a younger generation of consumers/representatives.

    Advice to Management

    Increase integration between department and strengthen Sales as the power core.

  2. Former thriving company in a downward spiral.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pointe-Claire, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pointe-Claire, QC

    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

    - pleasant co-workers
    - good benefits
    - competitive salaries
    - good work/life balance depending on the position

    Cons

    - low morale
    - lack of ecouragement/activities for employees
    - demanding upper management
    - lack of opportunity to grow and develop

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on keeping employees happy

  3. circling the drain

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    Former Employee - Telephone Specialist in Pointe-Claire, QC
    Former Employee - Telephone Specialist in Pointe-Claire, QC

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for Montreal standards, If you don't know what you're doing it's ok neither do upper management.

    Cons

    The mentality of this is how we've always done it seems to hinder true progress. seems like the blind leading the blind then when good positive ideas and suggestions are given they're ignored because they're not coming from the actual Sales leadership (term used loosely) then when things get bad mass layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    listen to all the people you have working for you... there are good ideas out there...if they still have jobs

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  5. District Manager for 3 years

    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home office setting.

    Cons

    More than 40 hours a week. Poor pay.

  6. Sales representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Avon Products

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much people buy the product

  7. Helpful (1)

    Avon...the Company that pretends to care about women

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Pointe-Claire, QC
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Pointe-Claire, QC

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

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

    Pros

    Good incentives and bonuses, education on coaching techniques and leadership skills was very good, but not put into practice oftentimes by higher ups

    Cons

    No work life balance. Constant pressure for numbers and always being made to feel like you are failing by management. IT was very cult like atmosphere and very emotionally abusive

    Advice to Management

    Hire people in upper management that are more professional, ethical with an ounce of class. I know personally of a number of skeletons in the closets of management and some stuff is very gross and embarrassing. I cant believe they are where they are given their history

  8. Avon cares about their employees inspite of all their internal challenges

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open to changes, appreciate employees

    Cons

    Slower response time due to size, not on par with competitors in terms of technology and market responsiveness

    Advice to Management

    Training, new hires to bring in new ideas and incorporate more current processes

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great opportunity. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, 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.

    Cons

    Recruiting 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 Management

    Prospecting 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.

  10. not full time job

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    Current Employee - Avon Representative
    Current Employee - Avon Representative

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

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, good for stay at home parent.

    Cons

    commission is low, emphasis on recruitment

    Advice to Management

    listen to employee;s comcerns

  11. Sales Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    listen to your reps, they are the ones making the company money

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