Meridian, Idaho-based international fragrance and home décor company Scentsy has been named one of the top businesses in the country for employee satisfaction, debuting at No. 35 on Forbes’ America’s Best Midsize Employers list.
Each year, Forbes partners with research firm Statista to determine the top 500 midsize employers representing 25 different industries. The list is compiled based on an independent survey of 30,000 employees in the United States who work for companies with between 1,000 and 5,000 workers. Survey questions focus on respondents’ willingness to recommend their current employer to family and friends, job satisfaction, opportunities for growth, and working conditions.
“We love that our employees love working for Scentsy,” said Kevin Kirkpatrick, Scentsy’s chief strategy officer. “We have a fantastic benefits package. We have all kinds of perks. But what really makes this place special is the culture that permeates these walls. We treat each other like family; we work hard and pull together with a very strong purpose in mind—to bring value to the world, and to make a difference for Scentsy Consultants and their families, our customers and our communities.”
Scentsy was built on three core values: Simplicity, Authenticity and Generosity. These values steer the company to this day and guide the actions of every Scentsy employee.
During Scentsy’s 14 years in business, it has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings in a 40-foot shipping container on an Idaho sheep farm. Its current home, Scentsy Commons, is a 73-acre campus where 1,056 employees work to support approximately 120,000 Independent Scentsy Consultants in 11 countries.
Scentsy is often referred to as the “Google of Idaho” because of its many perks, including generous health and retirement benefits, flexible work schedules, pro bono legal and IT services, a 17,000-foot fitness center and:
- Weekly, optional family take home dinners to give families a night off from cooking.
- School lunch-making bar on weekday afternoons to help working parents put together healthy school lunches.
- Family Easter egg hunts, family Halloween event, Bring Your Kids to Work Day, Chinese New Year, Health Fair.
- $10 payouts for every employee to go “Pay it Forward” in the community.
- Scholarships for children of employees and Consultants.
“Being named as one of the best places to work is a tribute to the many men and women working behind the scenes to create an inspiring environment and welcoming culture,” said Richard Steel, Scentsy’s chief human resources officer. “While we are grateful for the recognition, we know we have many opportunities to improve. We look at this as a beginning—a part of our story that will only get more exciting and interesting.”
Last month, Scentsy was recognized by Direct Selling News as one of the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling.