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WORLDWIDE COMPANY / Plexus Worldwide WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN
HEADQUARTERS / Scottsdale, AZ DIRECT SELLING?
NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES / 404 We treat our employees like family. Our Founders
YEAR FOUNDED / 2008 exemplify humility and believe in an open-door policy where all input is welcome. The entire Plexus team shares a common vision of health and happiness, and we are all committed to the field’s success. We define our culture as “One Plexus,” which promotes collaboration and a service-oriented mindset where everyone, regardless of role or background, is valued and treated with respect. HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY BRING THE SAME REDCARPET TREATMENT TO YOUR EMPLOYEES THAT YOU GIVE TO YOUR DISTRIBUTORS? Plexus coordinates companywide activities throughout the year to celebrate company successes as well as spirit days around national events and holidays. Employees are also invited to attend and participate in many field events, and we provide team members with special access to keynote speakers and other influencers. At their 5-year service anniversary, employees are awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Leaders Retreat, usually held at a beautiful destination in the Caribbean or Hawaii. In addition, the company pulls out all the stops for the annual holiday party for team members.
The one thing I love is the opportunities to grow and expand my career at Plexus. I was part of the warehouse team when I started about nine years ago. Over the years, I worked my way through eventually, landing in IT. I was encouraged to venture into new areas of the business and had the full support of my leader. At Plexus, everyone is willing to listen because we’re all one team
—PHILL MOLANGI / BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST II
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR COMPANY, AND WHAT ARE THE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR CULTURE? Caring and inclusive. The phrase “One Plexus” was conceived as a convention theme but was soon embraced so fully by all members of the Plexus community that it came to be the definition of our culture: belief in our shared values, partnerships
across the company, a commitment to action and for making a difference in our communities. At Plexus, kindness is celebrated, and we help each other succeed.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR COMPANY, AND WHAT ARE THE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR CULTURE? The top priority for Plexus is to be unyielding in hiring top talent that will bring diversity of thought and belief in the industry. When those two things are present, we can move mountains.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS IN THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT? For our corporate team members, “One Plexus” inspires people to change their lives in positive ways by pursuing their career goals, new learning opportunities, and supporting one another. Plexus provides leadership training, personal development courses, and weekly recognition awards. Leadership training in areas such as communication, team building, and new software skills is regularly offered, and Plexus also provides personal enhancement courses on fitness, health, and financial planning. Additionally, Plexus offers a generous quarterly profitsharing plan to all US employees to help support team members’ and their family’s goals.
Plexus was built on the hard work and dedication of its corporate team and the hundreds of thousands of Ambassadors who not only share an entrepreneurial spirit but also understand the benefits of a homebased business that promotes health and happiness. We also work extremely hard to drive top ethical practices at every level of the company, and we are so proud that the BBB has taken notice and deemed Plexus Worldwide worthy of this A+ rating.
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT HELPED YOUR COMPANY PIVOT AND SHOW RESILIENCE IN 2020? We did the opposite of hunkering down. We pushed ourselves to do better by launching new products and staying the course with our growth plans, hiring 117 new team members. The implications of rapid growth during the pandemic meant shifting into overdrive and pivoting quickly to ensure a dispersed corporate team could support hundreds of thousands of business owners across the globe. Within one week, we transitioned 85 percent of the corporate team to work from home.
Warehouse and distribution teams rallied to meet the demand of thousands of families globally who sought meal replacements and access to nutritional supplements. In fact, over four million orders were fulfilled in 2020 alone. We also reimagined our annual convention, shifting to a virtual venue that had the highest attendance of any event in the history of the company. n