Supporting Our People
Training and Development
Direct selling is the marketing and selling of products directly to customers away from a fixed retail location. Direct selling can be conducted one-on-one, in a group or party format, or online. At Avon, the "direct" part of direct selling also refers to the personal component of this sales channel; it’s about building relationships with people and offering them a high level of service and personal attention.
Avon offers opportunity for training and development to help associates build a strong foundation for individual and company success, and to ensure our Associates are meeting the demands of the changing labor market.
At the individual level, Associates participate in mid-year and annual performance reviews that focus on sharing career aspirations, outlining performance and development goals, providing relevant feedback, and establishing action plans.
We offer training initiatives to Associates that focus on necessary skills that affect the business. Trainings such as an “Immersion” series of workshops and webinars on the fundamentals of the Avon business educate Associates on direct selling, commercial marketing, supply chain and finance basics. We also provide tuition reimbursement to Associates who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a job-related field or in a field that has been approved by the Associate’s manager and human resources.
Leadership/Associate Engagement and Events
We host events that connect senior management with Associates for the purposes of delivering updates on business strategy and initiatives, eliciting Associate feedback and facilitating cross-functional dialogue.
Avon has an Intranet site that is available to all Associates, as well as market Intranet sites with information relevant to local Associates, including written and video messages from senior leaders.
Health & Safety
Avon is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for Associates, contract employees and visitors.
As a North American company, we work to ensure all of our sites meet regulatory safety standards. We have established stringent internal safety requirements to ensure consistency in safety processes across our North American operations.
The foundation of our health and safety programs at individual sites is ensured through compliance with local regulations, and by conducting risk assessments of tasks performed; developing safe operating procedures; and providing new hire safety orientations, job training, and training for specific topics, such as ergonomics, electrical and chemical safety, among others.
To recruit and retain a competitive talent pool, Avon provides comprehensive benefits and compensation packages for our Associates around North America.
When the very first Avon Representatives began selling their products 130 years ago, the term “working mother” had not yet entered the national lexicon. At that time, the opportunities available for a woman who wanted to work outside the home were limited, even more so if that woman was a mother. But decades before the rest of the world caught up, Avon’s business model was defining what it meant to be a working mother and paving the way for generations to come. This legacy remains at the heart of the company’s mission, and one that was recognized by Working Mother magazine, as Avon earned a spot on its 2016 exclusive “100 Best Companies” list for working mothers in the United States.
Avon is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, citizenship, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law