Business Owner (Current Employee) – North Potomac, MD – April 30, 2012
Check Emails Send out a promotional email to current customers Confirm any appointments for that day Canvas apartments, shopping centers, doctors offices, try to meet people...hand out catalogs and make appointments Go to appointments, close any sales Input any orders into the system
Independent Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Warner Robins, GA – November 9, 2015
Working for Avon, like any other job, has its benefits and its disadvantages. With this job, there were no set hours (unless I set them myself), and typically no quotas to meet. However, you truly need to have an eye for sales and keep at it. Starting out, I loved working for Avon. My mother was a sales rep for Avon, and we were both avid customers before working for them. I was trained to be a very decent sales person, and for a little while, I was in Leadership and had two people working under me. But I was never able to recruit enough people to earn a salary check, so everything was commission (my pay depended solely on my sales). Most of the time I struggled financially, but not because of my sales... but because the company began taking more and more than what was intended. I couldn't even eat off my pay, and it was every two weeks. The hardest part was the randomness: every campaign yielded varying results, customer-wise. The most enjoyable had to be getting to demo the products, the discount, and occasionally traveling.
I was honored to be an Independent Avon Representative
Independent Sales Representative (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – November 6, 2015
I absolutely love Avon products. They are made in the USA and I must say I cannot wait until I can become an Avon Rep again or at least find a Rep in my local area. A typical day became a bit hectic. My days would be a little hard to plan at times once my client list became extensive. At times I would be at a meeting, the phone would be ringing with an order coming in and my time management would suddenly be off track because I always wanted my clients to come first. None of these factors ever created an issue. I decided to take an "Avon" break when I decided to participate more with my children's school volunteer organizations. I would absolutely recommend Avon to others.
Amazing products and wonderful clients to chat with.
Good company for extra part time income. You own your own business. A typical day with Avon is the pleasure of meeting new people and distributing current brochures. Meeting with my customers on certain days to collect orders and payments.
The most enjoyable part of job is getting to talk to men and women about Avon products and opportunities.
Worked From Home (Former Employee) – Stafford, VA – October 31, 2015
There is really not much to say about Avon, its a self Employment type of business. You either can do it, or you can't. If I was more active with it, I'm sure I could have made it work. Buts not my thing.
Inventory / Cost Accountant (Former Employee) – Las Piedras, PR – October 22, 2015
I will say this is the first manufacturing company to work. The culture environment is professional and I have learned a lot in working in this company. It provided tools to be able to get on top of new changes in technologies and continues education to ensure to improve my job as expected to the desire results.
Excellent co-workers and working as a team to get the desire results.
Unit leader (Former Employee) – Brandenburg, KY – October 19, 2015
Avon is a great company if there are good leaders that take the time to show you how to work smarter not harder. It is purely a commission job and pretty much sells itself. I enjoyed being a until leader to show my down line how to work smarter not harder and to be supportive as much as I can. The customer service and returns is a nightmare though.
Independent Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Laurelton, NY – October 19, 2015
Typical work day is that of approaching customers and sharing about bestselling and latest products, and building rapport. There were also weekly meetings held which would help to motivate the consultants and people of other status within the company when it came to driving sales.
Advanced Unit Leader (Former Employee) – Kennewick, WA – October 13, 2015
otherwise you are simply lucky to break even. I quit with a team of over 300 recruits because I felt that I was "tricking them" into making money, that wouldn't happen. High stress, phone rang off the hook constantly, tax season was a nightmare, cost almost $700 to file.
At first it seems fun till you owe them money for items that where out stock when you order them. This job is a pyramid scheme covered in glitter and perfume. Just buy the products never sell them lesson learn.
you have to pay for everything, and items are always out of stock
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Claymont, DE – October 9, 2015
You meeting different people, making friends. Meeting other sales representatives. Learning about face and body health issues. Showing what is in the new books and all the sale items. Getting to buy things on a discount.
Making your own hours.
Getting stuck with merchandise that a customer could not pay for.