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Avon Products Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
607 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 31 reviews)

  • Freedom to work from home as needed (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is poor to non-existent, depending on who you work for (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't believe in a proactive method to turn North America around (in 27 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC

    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. 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

    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
  3.  

    not full time job

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    Current Employee - Avon Representative
    Current Employee - Avon Representative

    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
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  5.  

    Sales Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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. 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

    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
  7.  

    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

    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
  8.  

    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

    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
  9.  

    avon products

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

    Pros

    products are consistantly just average

    Cons

    items ordered are not available too often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    declined in company structure and code over years experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    The company has a long history, is stable and the products outstanding. The company provides opportunty for wmen in developing countries .

    Cons

    The company moved away from Divisional offices an that created huge tax implications for anyone who does not live in Quebec

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cater to developing nations with good products and opportunties , however exit interviews should be done for all employees

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