2018 Best Places to Work in Direct Selling – PLEXUS Worldwide


“We want to continue to ensure our employees have an open, inclusive, and engaging work environment where communication is open, authentic, and transparent.”
—Mary Beth Reisinger, Chief Human Resources Officer

Company / PLEXUS Worldwidel
Headquarters / Scottsdale, Arizona
Number of Full-Time Employees / 390
Year Founded / 2008

What makes your company one of the best places to work in direct selling?
At Plexus, one of our core values is One Plexus. What this means is we collaborate and work together as one team, regardless of our role within the organization. Whether an ambassador or an employee, we all strive to embrace the strong belief of being one team, One Plexus. In addition, Plexus also encourages the belief we are all in the journey together of enhancing the health and happiness of those who support, promote and use Plexus products. We enable employees and ambassadors to change their lives in a positive way through personal and professional development. As an example, we offer extensive leadership training to our ambassadors, which is accompanied by high-value recognition opportunities.

What is your top priority when it comes to maintaining a great work environment?
To continue to ensure our employees have an open, inclusive, and engaging work environment where communication is open, authentic, and transparent.

What unique or unusual benefits do you also offer?
The Friday Spin, a cash prize drawing for eligible employees conducted every Friday; regularly scheduled health and wellness, fitness, and financial education activities such as stretch classes, chair massages, seminars on food facts and your health, and financial planning education sessions; complimentary fresh fruit available in break rooms throughout the building; and quarterly profit-sharing for qualifying employees, which has been paid out every quarter since 2011.

How does your company celebrate a job well done?
In addition to individual recognitions given within each team, Plexus announces recognition awards during the weekly Friday drawings. These awards include peer-to-peer recognition, and the “SuperX” team award, which recognizes team spirit. Plexus also coordinates companywide activities throughout the year to celebrate our overall company successes, as well as Spirit Week events around national holidays.

How does your company support team members in their personal and professional development?
At Plexus, our commitment to our employee development continues to expand. Beginning this year, we will be implementing management and leadership curriculum to enhance employee development across all levels of the organization.

Plexus utilizes a Learning Management System called EmpowerU to provide development opportunities to all levels of our employees. Employees are given the option to choose from a variety of courses designed to enhance themselves personally, such as topics on fitness and health, as well as business related courses covering communication, team building, software skills, and leadership and management courses.

How does your company give back to the community?
We recently launched Plexus Charities with a focus on corporate social responsibility. Our goal is to support both our employees and our ambassadors in the charitable work they have a passion for. In conjunction with Plexus Charities, there are several activities employees have participated in demonstrating their passion for giving back. Some examples are Charity Walk for Phoenix Children’s Hospital; volunteered as Salvation Army kettle bell ringers during the holiday season; in conjunction with Cancer Support Community, a donation drive for The Cinderella Affair, an all-volunteer organization collecting new and gently worn prom dresses; Our Military Kids project where on Veterans Day we donate 5 percent of our total sales; and a food drive for United Food Bank.

How do you develop and maintain trust between all levels of your company?
Our leadership holds “All Hands” meetings every quarter to ensure information is communicated throughout the organization. Additionally, our senior leaders have an open-door policy and actively foster a collaborative environment.

What is the single most fun day of the year at your company? Why?
Each year our Ambassador Leaders earn a recognition trip to Hawaii. Our corporate leaders attend the Hawaii event as well. To include our employees in this celebration, the staff at the corporate office have a Hawaii Day where traditional Hawaiian food, authentic hula dancers, and music is brought in for all to enjoy. In addition to this, on another day during the year we have a Food N’ Fun Festival with food trucks, interactive outdoor games, and a dunk tank. The executive team participates in the dunk tank, which makes it fun for the employees. We work hard and play hard as a One Plexus team.

What is something new that you’ve added in 2018 to enhance your workplace?
In 2018, we launched a new employee learning and development function as well as an internal communications function.


 

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