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Avon Products Interview Questions

Updated 13 Feb 2015
Updated 13 Feb 2015
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    Zone Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Avon Products in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    4 rounds of interview first was a telephonic round second and third was face to face....asking about your previous experience....fourth was HR round.....finally I accepted the offer....gives a decent salary

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Avon Products in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    All in place. First a phone call, and then a con call or a face to face interview with the reporting manager. The company is supportive incase you are relocating from a different place. If you have a big company tag in your resume, that helps.

    Reasons for Declining

    I am attached to my category, and it is showing growth and progress, and i would like to make it reach a certain position before i leave.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Zone Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Avon Products in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    There were two rounds of interview basically to judge the interest in job, skills for the job, knowledge about the company and its business. They asked about my former job. Once the 1st round was over the another round was conducted by a senior person to judge and she explained the job responsibilities and the salary structure.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself   Answer Question
    • How can you contribute to direct selling when you have never worked in a company like this before?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Avon Products in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    After multiple phone screens, I was set up for a ride along with a current DM in Kansas City. She identified that I would have ZERO family time and representatives generally make more than DMs. She was so negative about the position that I even interjected and asked her if she was trying to talk me out of the position. The rest of the ride along contained a 1.5 hour very disorganized and uninformative meeting with her representatives and a hour long lunch that I had to finance myself. Avon expects a current DM to evaluate your quality and viability in the organization. I'm considerably younger but have significantly more experience in sales and district management. I feel like I was discriminated against based on my age and the fact that I challenged some of the negative points she was making about Avon. Based on the ride along, I was not even extended the opportunity for an interview. I received an email about a week letter identifying that I would not be extended an interview. I responded back to the talent acquisition team asking for feedback because I did not understand how that's possible. No response until today with a recruiter called to tell me AGAIN that I wouldn't be offered an interview (mind you nearly a month has passed). I asked for information and a call back because of how deeply offended I am with the whole process. We'll see.

    My ability were "evaluated" by a peer which is beyond my realm of comprehension. If this is the direction Avon continues to go, the company will continue on its backslide and, eventually, irrelevant and stale. With this kind of management there's no way Avon can compete in the millennial age.

    Interview Questions
    • NONE... in fact I was told was I wouldn't want this job   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Avon Products in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty easy, simply submitted my resume through my college and was called in for an interview a few days later. Didn't really have to deal with the company at all until the interview. They work very quickly and have great communication.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all personality related. What are your strengths? How well do you resolve conflicts? Do you work well in a team? things like that   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Development Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Avon Products.

    Interview Details

    Applied, phone interview with HR, Phone interview with Hiring Manger, in-person interview - 3 hr long process. During the phone interview the hiring manager was very rude. Asked me what job I was applying for. Shouldn't he know that before calling me. He was straight to the point though. The interview possess went very well. I asked the Hiring manager why the position was open. She stated that in the file, the previous employee left the company. I asked the hiring manager the same question can he was very vague and stated it was reorganization within the company.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was great. HR was very down to earth as was the hiring manager. I found avon associates to be nice and professional. The work life balance is not just a sell during the interview because it does exist as soon as you start with the company and lasts throughout the time you spend there. The offer came quickly and was not dragged out indefinitely like other companies. Overall a positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult question was asked maybe because I was well-prepared.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation required
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I posted my CV online. first received a phone call from HR with very generic questions on behaviors and salary expectation. a week later a phone interview was set up with the Hiring manager and another person from the group. three weeks later I was invited to on -site interview with the group as well as a couple people outside the group. overall nice and friendly people. lots of detailed technical questions from a couple scientists.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sourcing Manager - Indirect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Avon Products in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online via Linkedin and received a response within the next few days. HR Talent Acquisition Manager and Coordinator were extremely professional and friendly throughout the process. Entire cycle entailed a 30 min phone interview with the hiring manager, 30 minute phone interview with another Manager in the group, and two onsite interviews each about 1 hour in length. Interview questions were not too difficult and mainly involved my career interests and discussion about the role (as to be expected). Overall a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What sort of process/change management projects have you worked on?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had a special circumstance where I was offered a higher position at my present company, but would have taken it if not for this situation

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Toxicologist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Avon Products.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was typical for a large company. Onsite interview was rolling along until Lunch. Maybe I expected too much, but we went to the cafeteria, where the hiring manager had me pay for my own lunch. Based on experience from other companies, this seemed a little odd. There was a bad vibe the rest of the day/

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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