Independent Sales Representative (Current Employee), Park Forest, IL – November 7, 2013
AVON provides great support for those looking for and disciplined enough for a home based business. I learned a look of management and personal discipline skills to maintain my business. The best part was the ability to set my own schedule and to work within those parameters.
Avon Rep (Former Employee), New Westminster, British Columbia – August 14, 2012
Pros: working on my own
Cons: delivering the products by foot.
Productive and fun workplace with products for sale. Worked independantly in selling products and delivering them to the customer. Learned to Multi-task. Management was really understanding. Co-workers were always there to lend a hand. The hardest part of the job was delivering the products Didn't have a car, had to deliver the products on foot.The – more... most enjoyable part of the job was getting the prouducts delivered on time. – less
Independent Representative (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – August 3, 2012
Pros: set your own hours, work from home
Cons: involves a lot of brand selling.
I have been selling Avon for the last year to suppplement my income. I really enjoy it, as I work at my own pace and you really get out of it what you put in. My DM is always available when I need her, as well as other Reps if I feel that I am having a difficult time. As a part-time career, you really get to set it aside to focus on achieving work/life – more... balance. The hardest part is constantly keeping my name out there, bringing in new clientele, because I can be very shy, however I feel the best sense of satisfaction when I am able to come through for those clients who have allergies, or experience skin sensitivity, or those who really just want my honest opinion and it turns out for the best! – less
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – July 25, 2012
you plan your day in your own you learn knowing people and dealing with them the manager do the followup and the team is great you meet at the meetings or at the products presentations the hardest part is recruding new sales representatives under yourself the enjoyable part is proping the brochures and discribing the products to the customer.
Avon Sales Representative (Former Employee), Markham, ON – July 17, 2012
Even though I had gone around to customers and told them about AVON's products to sell them, not only did it make me realize what I may need, but I also realized who else needs these products. With the amount of information I have with those products, I could probably sell more than I can imagine. The knowledge that you have with the products is what – more... makes sales. The hardest part of the job is to keep finding more customers to make sales. The enjoyable part is that AVON products keeps the customers satisfied. – less
Representative, PCP, and Leader (Current Employee), Windsor, ON – April 16, 2012
I work my own hours. I've learned a lot about managing my own business and preparing for taxes. I have the best District Sales Manager and Support person I could ever ask for. The hardest part of my job is to motivate my team members and get them as excited about selling and leadership as I am. I enjoy meeting new people and providing customer service.
District Sales Manager - Ontario (Former Employee), Montréal, QC – April 3, 2012
Pros: earn fabulous trips around the world
Cons: introduction of multi level sales
Responsible for profits and expenditures for 1.5 million dollar district. Turn around specialist in motivating, recruiting, training, sales presentation and seminars. Day to day activities varied which made job fantastic. Opportunities to develop professionally and personally were immense.
My own business with my own customers and chosen hours.
Independent Avon Representative (Current Employee), Home – December 8, 2013
Pros: choose own hours, meet new people
Cons: not a lot of income
Campaigns (new brochures) are distributed every three weeks. I distribute my brochures to my selected area and wait until the collection day to put the orders through online. Once i have ordered the customers goods, i wait until the delivery date, check the orders thoroughly, and then deliver to my customers.
I have learnt many skills so far working – more... for Avon - including admin skills.
There are many people in my area that also are Avon Reps, and we all get selected roads and houses - we are not allowed to take customers from another rep by delivering our own brochures to their houses and customers.
I have only just started, so I am yet to face the difficult parts. But I assume that they would be errors in orders and keeping customers happy.
I love the opportunities to meet new people and get to know my customers. I also like the fact that I can choose my own hours. However, this is only done in my free time to make extra money for myself. – less
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OH – December 6, 2013
Pros: working toward a higher level, cheap insurance that you have to pay for
Cons: avon dont give you no benefits, dont get paid enough, 10% pay on 100.00 sell
Working with Avon is truly a challenge. A typical day would be out meeting new customer, calling customers placing their order on the computer and checking my back office.Making payments for their orders on computer,. Advertising Avon on website. Collecting money for orders and delivering. Also taking order over the phone and in person. What I have – more... learn is how to navigate from one page to another, emailing customers, familiarizing, my self with the computer how to copy/paste, open up a PDF, open up several of browser, and to create jobs for people threw Avon. I manage the orders that I have place, separate orders , and I deliver. I talk to head leader about ways to enhance the sell, other ways to move the products and how successful it has been. The hardest part of the job is finding steady customers, driving all over town to get orders and deliver them, making enough money to pay my bills and to keep gas in my car. You have to pay for your Avon books, all cologne ,par-fume, make-up sample you order for your customers, and pay for shipping products. The most enjoyable part is making sure my customer is happy and satisfied with their product. I enjoy when I can get orders over the phone, and I can place the order in a timely manner. – less
This is an ideal job to fit around your lifestyle and other commitments
Sales Manager (Current Employee), Telford, ENG – December 6, 2013
Pros: being able to work your own hours
Cons: very long hours for little pay
A typical day would include spending a couple of hours looking for new representatives by speaking to all types of people, then I would meet those people and spend an hour training with them for their first training session, then I would need to contact other representatives by telephone and help to resolve any problems they may have. I have learned – more... never to judge anyone and that all people need to be offered the chance to work, and also to be able to recognise management potentiality in people, also to listen to peoples problems and to help where I can but to acknowlege when it is time to let them stand on their own two feet and support them a bit less, The hardet part of the job is the knockbacks when you have worked really hard with a representative to help her grow and then she suddenly decides to leave. The most enjoyable part of the job is when someone says thankyou for your help and support and lets me know that they appreciate me being there for them – less
Avon Independent Sales Representative (Current Employee), Dothan, AL – December 5, 2013
Pros: customers, really nice stuff
Cons: charging for the books.
A typical day for me is making sure that all my orders are collected. Finding ways to make my customers happy. The hardest part about this job is not having a ton of customers. I enjoy the customers that I do have.
Independent Sales Representative (Current Employee), Gainesville, Ga – December 4, 2013
Pros: flexibility, rewarding, freedom, meet lots of great new people
Cons: salary, no benefits, no job security, daily travel expenses
With AVON you set your own schedule! I typically try to go out and meet at least 3 new possible customers everyday. I have a wonderful up-line willing to help with anything as well as the support of AVON customer care that can help with problems and questions. I have to stay disciplined to go out and build my business because there is no one standing – more... over you reminding you of all the things you have to do. The hardest part of the job is to get customers to place regular orders. They tend to order then they will not order again for several weeks. I have to offer promotions to help boost sales. The most enjoyable part of this job is the freedom to do my own thing as well as meeting lots of new and different people daily. I have a rewarding feeling inside when I know I was able to help someone feel better about themselves! – less