“We like to say that generosity runs in our veins as we strive to live up to our company motto to ‘contribute more than you take.’”
—Richard Steel, Chief Human Resources Officer
|Company / Scentsy Inc.
Headquarters / Meridian, Idaho
Number of Full-Time Employees / 1,070
Year Founded / 2004
What makes your company one of the best places to work in direct selling?
That’s easy—our people. At Scentsy, we see our company as one big family.
Every inch of our stunning 73-acre campus was designed with employees in mind: three miles of fragrant walking paths, bright working spaces, a “family kitchen” as a central gathering place, and an on-site fitness center with trainers, classes and intramural leagues.
What benefits do you offer to your employees?
We have a robust medical, dental, vision and EAP package. Our HSA match is top-tier, industry-leading and better than best practices. Our 401(k) match program offers 4 percent. We offer our employees product discounts, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, free birthday products, bonuses, flexible schedules and PTO-sharing.
What unique or unusual benefits do you also offer?
Here are just a few highlights:
- Paid time off for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- Pro bono legal/IT services.
- Each Thursday night, Scentsy chefs put together optional family take-home dinners to give parents a night off from cooking.
- At 3 p.m., the salad bar turns into a school lunch‑making bar to help working parents make healthy school lunches for their kids for the next day.
- An Easter egg hunt, Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner, a community Christmas event, Bring Your Kids to Work Day, Chinese New Year celebration and a Health Fair.
- Scholarship opportunities for the dependents of employees and Consultants.
- Each employee can order up to $55 in free product for their birthday.
- Car maintenance and cleaning while you work.
How does your company give back to the community?
Every September, we line the main road in front of our campus with 70 rocking chairs. Employees and community volunteers keep those chairs rocking for 12 hours straight to raise amount of money for a community cause. Last year, we donated more than $250,000 to help build a new school for pregnant and parenting teens.
Each catalog season, we design a charitable cause product to support a national or international charity. This year, we partnered with Habitat for Humanity.
For the past few years, Scentsy has hosted a community Christmas party, referred to as Point of Lights. This free event has attracted thousands with a live Nativity, high school and college choirs, a visit with Santa Claus, hot chocolate and cookies, and a campus twinkling with 724,000 lights.
How do you develop and maintain trust between all levels of your company?
One of our three core values is Authenticity. Our owners are open and transparent about “the why” behind their decisions and share what is working and what is not. Their monthly employee calls share company objectives, goals and even revenue.
What is the single most fun day of the year at your company? Why?
Hands down, it is the first Friday in September when we hold our annual Rock-a-Thon. We line the busy street in front of our campus with 70 rocking chairs, where volunteers and employees make sure they keep rocking for 12 hours straight to raise money for a cause in the community.
That evening, we host a picnic-style dinner for all employees and their families. Food, entertainment, prizes and gifts all culminate in a spectacular fireworks show for the entire community. This past year, it was broadcast live over one of the local radio stations, and it could be seen all over the valley.