COMPANY / Jeunesse Global HEADQUARTERS / Lake Mary, Florida NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES / 735 YEAR FOUNDED / 2009
WHAT I love most about Jeunesse is the people. From the Founders to each employee, everyone works together to achieve what is best for Jeunesse. The Founders and upper management truly value all staff, empowering everyone to grow personally and professionally. Growth is encouraged through project management classes, lifestyle encouragement meet-ups, access to a gorgeous gym, yoga classes and so much more. Balancing hard work with fun activities such as seasonal parties and luncheons, birthday recognitions, healthy inter-departmental competitions, and team-building activities keep morale high. We are a family that has built this home we call Jeunesse.
—ALISON BLACKWELL / DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN DIRECT SELLING? In a word, family is what makes Jeunesse one of the best places to work in direct selling. Each day, our incredible family of employees gathers in Jeunesse offices around the world, all united with a common purpose to make a positive impact in the world. We are so grateful for this family that works hard, meets challenges head-on, collaborates to create amazing work, stands alongside us as we celebrate success, and then enthusiastically does it all again to bring Jeunesse to the next level. Our employees are invested in our mission and know that they are making a difference. This unity and sense of purpose has defined our corporate culture for the past ten years and continues to help make Jeunesse an incredible place where we are proud to work.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY BRING THE SAME RED CARPET TREATMENT TO YOUR EMPLOYEES THAT YOU GIVE TO YOUR DISTRIBUTORS? Jeunesse Distributors are accustomed to world-class events, incentive trips, and recognition. We treat our employees with that same world-class mentality. From the 4-story, 70,000 square-foot World Headquarters building in Lake Mary, Florida—named one of the Orlando Business Journal’s Coolest Office Spaces—to the Jeunesse Tokyo office that features a Jeunesse Kids™ vending machine that supports the company’s nonprofit foundation, each of the 32 Jeunesse workplaces around the globe are a unique reflection of the company’s core values and culture.
WHAT IS YOUR TOP PRIORITY WHEN IT COMES TO MAINTAINING A GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT? Our top priority while maintaining a great work experience is to ensure every employee feels valued, included, and appreciated. Our employees have the opportunity to share their ideas and vast experiences.
We accomplish this by promoting a healthy work-life balance, fostering a family-orientated environment, providing effective and professional leadership, and creating global employee engagement initiatives around the world.
Each month, we host a global initiative to promote engagement and deepen our understanding of the value of cultural diversity in our corporate offices. An example is our “World Day for Cultural Diversity,” where we asked our employees to bring a favorite traditional dish and dress in apparel from a culture they love. Teams from Jeunesse HQ and offices around the world participated and shared photos showcasing the diversity of the global Jeunesse Family.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR COMPANY, AND WHAT ARE THE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR CULTURE? Jeunesse seeks to make a positive impact in the world by helping people look and feel young while empowering each other to unleash our potential. We do this through our products, opportunity, employees, Distributors, and Jeunesse Kids, our nonprofit foundation. Central to this mission is the concept that we are “One Team. One Family. One Jeunesse.” and that we collectively achieve success when we strive to serve others by leading with servants’ hearts. We embrace a Generation Young culture that values youthfulness, vibrancy, and a zest for living life to the fullest—at every age.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS IN THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT? Team spirit, active listening skills, patience, empathy, and a positive attitude are the main attributes that we
look for and foster in our company. We want all our employees to succeed in their area of work. To achieve this success, they are coached and mentored by experts in their department. We work with our employees to help shape them to become the best in our industry. Recently, we offered a complimentary professional development course for our HQ employees. The instructor-led course provided employees with the 35 education hours required to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and earn the PMP designation. This type of professional development not only helps our employees succeed in their current positions but also prepares them for future opportunities.
WHAT IS SOMETHING NEW THAT YOU’VE ADDED IN 2020 TO ENHANCE YOUR WORKPLACE? We just launched Leadership for Executive Assistant Professionals (LEAP), a peer learning group program designed to enhance the development of the employees that provide the first line of support to our executive teams. The group meets monthly to share ideas and best practices relating to their role, with a focus on building leadership and professional skills.