Avon Products Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
597 Reviews
3.0
597 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 37 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.  

    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  6.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible hours, good for stay at home parent.

    Cons

    commission is low, emphasis on recruitment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employee;s comcerns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best MLM Co. I've ever worked with.

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    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant  in  Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Brampton, ON

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

    Pros

    Products, service and pay is good

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have direct shipping to my customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    helpful, friendly, good prices, prompt, cheap startup

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    money should be given to avon once rep receives money from customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I chose to leave this employment for a variety of reasons - I would not choose to return to employment at this company.

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Winnipeg, MB
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Winnipeg, MB

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

    Pros

    There were commonly business trips to exotic locations. Mixing business with pleasure was a definite plus.

    Cons

    The Division Sales Management Team was overly focused on numbers and less focused on Company morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would highly recommend a company focus that returns to Representative relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    avon products

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    Current Employee - Sales Person  in  Nanaimo, BC
    Current Employee - Sales Person in Nanaimo, BC

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

    Pros

    products are consistantly just average

    Cons

    items ordered are not available too often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to start but not to grow if you want to move into management.

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    Former Employee - Ex-employee  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Ex-employee in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Avon Products

    Pros

    Pension plan, employee perks, flexible lower management

    Cons

    Salary increases are hard to come by, growth potential very limited, people are not promoted on merit and abilities but who you know. Education and certification are not recognized. The Rep's we support are ignored and not supported they are the heart and soul of the company without them we would have no revenue. Business model is outdated and needs to be revamped. Company should focus on making products locally and not entirely in China.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let local country's be autonomous and sell what the local market dictates stop giving into shareholders demands and re-invest into company and not upper managment which seems to be growing leaving more work piled upon the real workers who are the heart of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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