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COMPANY / LifeVantage Corporation HEADQUARTERS / Sandy, Utah NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES / 185 YEAR FOUNDED / 2009
THE COMPANY shows us appreciation—not only by gifts or gift cards but by recognizing us verbally or with a smile. We work in a very friendly place, and I don’t ever dread coming into work.
—COURTNIE CEDERHOLM / CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER
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 is 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 one 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 jersey-front 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. One quick anecdote: at a recent distributor event in Mexico, our CEO delivered school bags and supplies to 400 local students as part of our LifeVantage Legacy program. 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. To this end, our CEO recently created a channel—affectionately known as “Darren’s Watercooler”—dedicated entirely to the sharing of information and posing of questions in an open, casual environment. He routinely takes individuals to lunch to get to know them better and better understand what makes them tick—and they, in turn, get to know him better. It’s all part of a culture of transparency that prevails at LifeVantage.
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 NEW THAT YOU’VE ADDED IN 2020 TO ENHANCE YOUR WORKPLACE? We recently started offering all our employees a membership to LinkedIn Learning.