Avon Products

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Avon Products Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
634 Reviews
3.1
634 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 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.  

    Positive working experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avon Products

    Pros

    Competative salary structure especially for new entrants, Benefits and flexible menu opportunity excellent. People and culture very positive and make working experience enjoyable

    Cons

    Not a negative as such but generally you reep what you sow but certainly a hard working ethic is expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold and innovative - historically been reluctant to lead and then play catch up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work but with room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture that respects the individual and encourages interaction and relationships
    Nice people
    Nice new office
    International environment

    Cons

    Recent bad results globally are bringing morale down
    Poor executive leadership and bad global decisions are to blame for the results
    Some directives from global are wrong for smaller countries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the local businesses be accountable and help them grow as opposed to get in the way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Northampton, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Northampton, England

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Nice people
    Great Office
    Great Culture and CSR activities

    Cons

    Some poor executive leadership and some directives from global are wrong for smaller countries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Northampton, England
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Northampton, England

    I have been working at Avon Products full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work life balance is good and products are interesting. Nice colleagues and fast paced so never boring

    Cons

    managers who have been there for ever, lack of opportunity, mis-management at top levels, lack of appreciation of some of the talent they have. Slow and inefficient processes and systems. No willingness to change outdated selling model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise the great teams you have and the hard work people put in. Stop playing favourites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Category in Northampton, England
    Former Employee - Supply Category in Northampton, England

    I worked at Avon Products full-time (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
  7.  

    Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    sales rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Self Employed Representative
    Former Employee - Self Employed Representative

    I worked at Avon Products part-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    You reap what you sew.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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

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