COMPANY / LifeVantage Corporation HEADQUARTERS / Sandy, Utah NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES / 195
YEAR FOUNDED / 2009
I Love working for LifeVantage!! I love that LifeVantage makes me feel valued. If I have a problem or a concern, I always feel like someone is willing to listen. I always feel like my opinion is valued and considered. I love the people at LifeVantage; I’ve made some of the most amazing friends here and it really feels like a big family.
—QIANA MARTINEZ / RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
COORDINATOR WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN DIRECT SELLING?
LifeVantage isn’t a family business, but there is a family feel and undercurrent that pervades all levels of our company, and that are manifested in many ways. We don’t just esteem each other as co-workers, but also as friends and an extension of family. When that’s the case, amazing things happen in the workplace.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY BRING THE SAME REDCARPET TREATMENT TO YOUR EMPLOYEES THAT YOU GIVE TO YOUR DISTRIBUTORS? We view them not just as employees but as people first and foremost. As a company, we’re only as good as our people. A key part of that is understanding that our people have lives and priorities outside of the workplace. Not only do we understand that, but we put our money where our mouth is. We don’t just talk about work-life balance—it’s inherent in our company. We have an unlimited PTO policy. We have a generous benefits program that employees are eligible for on day 1 of employment and that we strive to improve every year. We offer a discounted employee stock purchase plan. Each month, employees receive an allotment of free product for their families. As a jerseyfront sponsor of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake, our employees and their families have the opportunity to attend professional soccer matches. As we invest in our people and their families, we become stronger as a company.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR COMPANY, AND WHAT ARE THE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR CULTURE? We work hard because we are making a difference in the lives of our distributors, customers and communities. We are also forging a new and different path in our industry—one we are proud of.
We care. We believe that people matter. And we’re passionate about making a difference in their lives—
both internally and externally. As a health and wellness company, that’s why we’re in business. But it goes beyond health and wellness. We’re a global company with a global investment. We also focused on giving during this year of uncertainty by partnering with our local food bank to distribute hand sanitizer and partnering with a local refugee organization to help those who may need an extra hand. Our employees and distributors feel strongly about helping others. We believe in leaving people and places better than how we found them. And it’s one of the reasons people love working at LifeVantage.
WHAT IS YOUR TOP PRIORITY WHEN IT COMES TO MAINTAINING A GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT? Transparency. As a publicly held company, transparency comes with the territory at a certain level, but it’s also one of the hallmarks of our company. One of our mantras is we shoot each other straight. We question the status quo. This year more than others, we found it important to keep in touch frequently with our employees, even if the message is sometimes—we are doing this for now, but will continue monitoring the situation. This has been essential as we moved several in-person events to virtual events, which impacts the way almost every employee performs their work.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS IN THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT? LifeVantage is committed to not only our employees’ professional development but to their personal development as well. We recently started offering all our employees a membership to LinkedIn Learning. Because we value our employees as talented people, we want to help them progress. When we have openings, we look at our own talent first. We love providing opportunities for growth to our very own team.
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT HELPED YOUR COMPANY PIVOT AND SHOW RESILIENCE IN 2020? With the rise of COVID-19 at the beginning of 2020, LifeVantage’s immediate action was quicker than most. While simultaneously relocating their entire global workforce to be based in a work-from-home (WFH) format, the company knew they could do more in community outreach. In partnering with the Utah Food Bank—LifeVantage was among the first to donate hand sanitizer to those in need. At the behest of the CEO, an associated co-packer based in Salt Lake City, UT, began work on the production of over 10,000 units of a sanitizer. Making as much as possible, LifeVantage then donated all 10,000 bottles (each a 4 oz. bottle—40,000 oz. in total) to the Utah Food Bank. While this was important, we also needed to find new ways to engage and motivate our employees. We were able to leverage the good relationships our employees enjoy with their supervisors and transparency across the organization to keep everyone focused, motivated, and feeling safe. n