Avon Products Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
612 Reviews

3.1
612 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.  

    Excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Category  in  Northampton, England
    Former Employee - Supply Category in Northampton, England

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

    Pros

    working cross functionally and internationally

    Cons

    challenges around market growth contraction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting benefits and focus on employee productivity at more senior levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in London, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture and long time history

    Cons

    Outdated service model and lost of the best 2 level vps under Andrea's mandate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the old times spirit with new servive proposition and technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great home/work life balance

    Current Employee - Avon Independent Advanced Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Avon Independent Advanced Sales Leader

    I have been working at Avon Products part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to join to fit around children, other jobs etc
    Free to start
    Sales Leadership is great to boost your income and build a 'proper' business

    Cons

    Easy to bored of delivering and collecting brochures especially in bad weather!
    Requires a lot of hard work to get a decent income

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of great changes have been made lately keep listening!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    sales rep

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    Former Employee - Self Employed Representative
    Former Employee - Self Employed Representative

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

    Pros

    great for meetig new people and a bit of extra cash every few weeks.

    Cons

    extra hard work to make any good cash customers retun goods at a alarming rate sometimes which affect any commissions earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start offering better incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You reap what you sew.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative  in  Exeter, England
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Exeter, England

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

    Pros

    Can work your way up.
    Lots of cheap/free goodies.

    Cons

    Takes a while to earn any real money.
    Takes a lot of time and organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more profit for independent salers if you want them to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Professional Company however a little out of touch with needs of representatives

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Stafford, England
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Stafford, England

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

    Pros

    Induction programme good - Tour head office and factorys good -
    Management approachable - Products very good - very few returns - Skin Care Range (ANEW) Excellent and competitive pricing and quality .

    Cons

    Long hours - Area Sales Manager - difficult to hit targets - Recruitment targets very very unrealistic with what Avon offer commission for the representatives - Adminstration fee needs to be done away with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If more money for representatives - or dont charge for the books then retention stats will be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Delightful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Consultant  in  Aust, England
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Aust, England

    I worked at Avon Products as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very vibrant environment where your work schedule is flexible to cater to your needs/lifestyle

    Cons

    Had to make many sales calls to annoynymous people are bad training practice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    sky is the limit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sale Leader  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Independent Sale Leader in London, England

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

    Pros

    being your own boss
    choosing your own hours to work
    commission based opportunity so unlimited earnings
    90 days money-back guarantee so strong advantage in getting new customers
    can grow within the company by becoming sale leader to grow your own team
    meeting a lot of people every day
    regular trainings and meetings plus online training available

    Cons

    dealing with rejection and negativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up incentive packages

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A very good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - High company values instilled to associates
    - Very dynamic, fast phased working envirinment
    - Competitive compensation even with other business categories
    - Very good advocacies, associates are encouraged to support

    Cons

    - Lacks succession planning which results to hiring from outside
    - More often, changes in benefits are not made known to associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you will keep raising the bar, have some programs that will help develop the associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I was able to learn a lot and do different jobs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Suwanee, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Suwanee, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, ability to work by myself and with others, room for advancement, supervisors and management took interest in employees positions, able to work in other areas of warehouse.

    Cons

    The fact that they closed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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