“Our top priority is ensuring that each member is provided the resources to do their best work, and that everyone understands their individual efforts are valued and vital to the continued success of Youngevity.”
—STEVE AND MICHELLE WALLACH CEO & COO
|Company / Youngevity International, Inc.
Headquarters / Chula Vista, California
Number of Full-Time Employees / 431
Year Founded / 1997
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR COMPANY CULTURE IN A FEW SENTENCES?
At Youngevity we build momentum, achieve our goals, create a better day, and always strive to be the change we want to see in the world.
WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN DIRECT SELLING?
A company-wide belief in Youngevity’s mission to equip individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to lead a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle makes Youngevity one of the best places to work. Positive energy is contagious. When our employees embrace and believe in our mission, enthusiasm, camaraderie, and a unified sense of purpose invariably follow. This sense of purpose then seeps into virtually every aspect of our business.
WHAT IS YOUR TOP PRIORITY WHEN IT COMES TO MAINTAINING A GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT?
Our top priority is ensuring that each member of the Youngevity family is provided the resources to do their best work, and that everyone understands their individual efforts are valued and vital to the continued success of Youngevity.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S COLLABORATION EFFORTS WITH EMPLOYEES IN ALLOWING THEM TO VOICE THEIR THOUGHTS, IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS.
We believe in open and honest discourse across all departments and disciplines. Youngevity has an open-door policy which encourages open discussion between management and each member of the team. Communication across all departments is crucial as it increases trust between all levels of the company and enables leadership to best respond to the needs of each employee and to the team as a whole.
WHAT UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL PERKS DO YOU OFFER?
Remaining true to its mission of cultivating an environment rich in health and wellness, Youngevity covers the first $3,250 of our individual employees’ out-of-pocket medical expenses. For families, the company covers the first $6,500. We also offer special employee discounts on Youngevity products throughout the year.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS IN THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?
We encourage our team members to broaden and strengthen their individual skillsets by challenging themselves to continue to learn. This includes furthering their education and attending seminars and conferences related to their field. We are also big believers in promoting from within, allowing our employees to increase their respective levels of responsibility as they gain experience and expertise in their department.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY?
Youngevity supports the community through our Be The Change Foundation, a grassroots, actionoriented nonprofit charitable organization. Be The Change was founded in 2013 with the mission
of joining the hands of our corporate staff and distributors to create a better day and be the change we want to see in the world. As a united force, we change the world while changing ourselves in the process. This total giving of the body, mind and spirit is at the very heart of our foundation. Be The Change gives back to the community in various ways. These Random Acts of Kindness #RAK range from making financial donations to organizations such as the American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Gary Sinise foundation, to our corporate staff members and distributors volunteering their time to assist other local charitable organizations, food banks, and animal shelters.
WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST FUN DAY OF THE YEAR AT YOUR COMPANY? WHY?
Each year, as a way to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication to Youngevity’s mission, we invite each of them to attend a themed holiday party in December. Past themes have included Masquerade Ball, Casino Night, and Carnival, just to name a few. This year, it will be held at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. It’s going to be wild!
HOW MANY EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN AT YOUR COMPANY FOR FIVE YEARS OR MORE? AND WHY DO YOU THINK THEY STAY?
Almost 30% of our headquartered employees have been members of our team for longer than five years. Over those same five years—since 2013—Youngevity has witnessed its revenue double as a result of several major acquisitions. Our family has grown as well. We have welcomed many bright-minded individuals with fresh ideas from all over the world into the Youngevity community as a result of these acquisitions. As the Youngevity family continues to grow, so too does our mission.