2018 Best Places to Work in Direct Selling – Isagenix

“Isagenix is committed to providing an exceptional workplace that is mutually respectful, beneficial, productive, and fun.”
—Travis Ogden, CEO

Company / Isagenix
Headquarters / Gilbert, Arizona
Number of Full-Time Employees / 918
Year Founded / 2002

What makes your company one of the best places to work in direct selling?
Isagenix is committed to providing an exceptional workplace that is mutually respectful, beneficial, productive, and fun. Our company’s 12 core values are instrumental in creating this workplace. Those values are: health, freedom, innovation, integrity, contribution, gratitude, goal-driven, purpose, transformation, leadership development, fun, and family.

What is your top priority when it comes to maintaining a great work environment?
Isagenix strives to ensure employees feel like they’re part of a family—one that genuinely cares about everyone’s health, happiness, and success. Competitive compensation, terrific benefits, and an engaging corporate culture illustrate the company’s commitment to employees and the employee experience.
Husband-and-wife team Jim and Kathy Coover co-founded the business and serve on the Senior Leadership Team with their son, Erik, and it’s not unusual for several family members to work together at Isagenix.

What benefits do you offer to your employees?
Isagenix offers affordable medical, dental, and vision benefits, and contributes an average of 84 percent toward the total cost of medical plan premiums. Medical benefits include a high deductible health plan/health savings account (HSA) option in which the company contributes funds into HSA accounts: $500 per year for individuals and $1,000 per year for families.
Additional benefits include: After three months of employment, Isagenix matches 100 percent of an employee’s 401(k) or Roth contributions, up to 4 percent; and full-time employees receive a minimum of three weeks of vacation per year, among other benefits.

What unique or unusual benefits do you also offer?
Employees can participate in our annual employee fitness challenge, the IsaBody Challenge®, at no cost. This 16-week Challenge offers employees the opportunity to begin or continue a lifelong transformational journey toward better overall health.

How does your company celebrate a job well done?
Isagenix publicly recognizes employees for their contributions throughout the year at department meetings and at our annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony with the Performance Award and Member Services Award.

How does your company support team members in their personal and professional development?
mployees who have completed one year of full-time employment may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for college‑level courses or professional certification classes. Isagenix also provides a comprehensive learning environment that features organizational development training.
From a personal development standpoint, employees are encouraged to volunteer within the community, either with co-workers or on their own.

How does your company give back to the community?
Isagenix supports the community through monetary and product donations, sponsorships, and volunteer activities. Our largest beneficiary is Make-A-Wish®, which is headquartered in Phoenix.
Since 2012, Isagenix and our customers have raised nearly $9 million for the nonprofit, helping it grant more than 938 wishes worldwide to deserving children.
We also support the Better Business Bureau and its Ethical Athlete Awards, as well as disaster relief. In 2017, Isagenix donated nearly $4 million to disaster relief efforts in Houston, Mexico, Florida and the Caribbean.
From a volunteer perspective, our largest companywide volunteer effort is our annual Global Give Back Day. We’re also pleased to share
that in December, our board voted to create the Isagenix Legacy Foundation.

How do you develop and maintain trust between all levels of your company?
Our leaders lead by example, treating each other, employees, associates, and business partners with respect, which encourages open lines of communication and a high level of trust. CEO Travis Ogden hosts quarterly “Power of Purpose” meetings with other company leaders where the agenda includes emphasizing our ethical standards and expectations. Our quarterly employee “What Drives Us” meeting, led by Senior Vice President of Global Field Development & Culture Erik Coover, fosters employee engagement and a culture of open communication. The Human Resources Department lends support by organizing mandatory trainings regarding several ethical topics.

What is the single most fun day of the year at your company? Why?
In mid-December, our Culture Council created our first-ever employee “share the shot” to celebrate our year-over-year performance.
At Isagenix, our Senior Leadership Team, donning Santa hats and accompanied by Culture Council “elves,” pushed decorated carts filled with e+™ energy shots through the halls of our headquarters and handed out shots to every employee.

What is something new that you’ve added in 2018 to enhance your workplace?
Because working from home can benefit employee productivity and satisfaction, we have added a remote work policy. Employees who have completed 90 days at Isagenix and are performing at an acceptable level may be eligible to work from home for up to three days per month with manager approval.


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