Melaleuca Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
89 Reviews

3.7
89 Reviews
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Melaleuca President and CEO Frank L. VanderSloot
Frank L. VanderSloot
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 80 of free products every month (in 8 reviews)

  • The only pro was the free product check every month (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is not consistent in what they say they will do (in 5 reviews)

  • Frank (CEO) thrives on chaos, everything flows through Frank, LOW PAY (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for, great benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Melaleuca

    Pros

    Excellent tuition reimbursement program. Excellent longevity bonuses. Very family-oriented environment. Employees opinion matters, and can make a difference. Great way to earn money while going to school. Nothing really negative to say.

    Cons

    Pay is average. Hard to promote within company unless occasion comes up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard Sell, hidden information, slanted truths

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - "Independent Marketing Executive"  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - "Independent Marketing Executive" in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Melaleuca full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can make a lot of money if a person knows how to close someone and how to answer a question without giving too much information.

    Cons

    Not for everyone, you can do everything they train to do and still not able to close a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to people, tell them that they need to work and devote all their time to the practice. Tell them upfront they must attend meetings, do it your way or the highway, not allowed to make their own websites must pay for a website from the company, not allowed to market on a video, or trade shows, career fairs, swap meets, or flea markets. Let people know prior to joining, that they are not allowed to use Melalueca's name, products, or pictures to refer people. Basically untie the marketers hands. It is too hard to get people to enroll when they learn their hands are tied, must attend meetings, and work all day and night in order to keep enrolling more product advisers. They say they are not a MLM, however it is worse, with not being able to distribute the products you have less avenues to get others to want to participate. Some executives tell you, "you do not need to involve family or friends and you can do it from your computer." With this said you have to be deceptive and advertise shady job postings. They allow some people to advertise at flea markets and not others. It depends on how well you get along with your Organization leader, basically do not argue, keep your mouth shut and do it their way. It may just be what ever organization you are with; however, I have seen the same "talk and phrases", amongst other independent "marketers", "product advisers" and others in the business. Company needs to remove the amount needing to be purchased monthly and the back up order.
    You are not your own Boss! You must compile to get ahead in this company. They are not allowed to tell you upfront that it is Melaleuca products because of the bad reputation. STOP LYING to people! The CEO mentions honesty, and integrity; however, no one is around to enforce the integrity of the independent marketers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience, great employees. IT is hard work, but worth it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Melaleuca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly good compensation for the area, fantastic health care starting 2014, IT is fast paced but listened to.

    Cons

    Moving deadlines, unrealistic expectations (at times), slow moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more decision power to direct supervisors and even director level. Almost all decisions have to come down from the top (C-Level). Managers, Directors, and even V.P.s are afraid of C-Level management; won't say "no" or push back. I think upper management has great ideas and views, but the disconnect creates some dissonance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst experience of my life!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - French Customer Service  in  Rexburg, ID
    Former Employee - French Customer Service in Rexburg, ID

    I worked at Melaleuca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free products every month. I did like the company picnic during the summer. Incentives to perform well (but it was a bait and switch)
    That's it!

    Cons

    Month end was a 14 hour day at your computer being pushed to take as many calls as possible. Calls were screened and nit picked by management. Received praise for being best at something and then told I was fired a few days later because I had logged into my computer late by 1 min. 3 times in the last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked very hard every day and proved time and again that I was a great employee. But then I was let go without any help. I was promised that I could switch schedules to work part time during the school year and full time in the summer. After the first summer I was not allowed to switch back to part time and had to work 40+ hours while going to school full time. Management also knew that my wife was 8 months pregnant when they let me go. So my advise would be don't pretend to care about your employees, just treat us with some respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good starting place, but employees are undervalued

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Melaleuca

    Pros

    Low stress environment for employees

    Cons

    Low pay and employees are undervalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good starter job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Melaleuca full-time

    Pros

    Experience, Good team environment, comfortable work space

    Cons

    Upper management, no room to grow, no independent decision making

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's alright for Rexburg

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - French Customer Service  in  Rexburg, ID
    Former Employee - French Customer Service in Rexburg, ID

    I worked at Melaleuca full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a great opportunity to earn above minimum wage in Rexburg, which is a difficult place to find work.
    I loved being able to grow my French and customer service skills.

    Cons

    It's difficult in any job to sit and answer calls all day
    I didn't like the constant review process of grading my phone calls and making sure I hit all sales pitches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating greater upside for college students to continue working with Melaleuca, like giving them access to corporate jobs or moving them up management more quickly and offering better benefits and a higher salary. The amount of time and energy that is wasted on training employees and watching them leave is difficult for this company's success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Squeeze you for everything you've got

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Manager  in  Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Idaho Falls, ID

    I worked at Melaleuca full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Average pay for the area, but this is also misleading

    Cons

    Take advantage of salaried employees including 6-7 day a week work schedules, hold onto your bonuses that you've earned according to their programs for up to 1+ year, very MORMON company that makes it difficult for non-Mormons or LDS to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Independent Marketing Executive

    Current Employee - Director V  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director V in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Melaleuca part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Independently developing your own business

    Cons

    perceived as a MLM and difficult sell

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Real Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Marketing Executive  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Independent Marketing Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Melaleuca part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    After 25 years working in a traditional Corporate job (for and with F500 companies), I'd had enough! While I earned high six figure income, it came with a tremendous price...time with my family. I was looking for an authentic business with the following requirements: 1) Set my own Hours, 2) Be my own Boss, 3) Earn over $100K annually. I looked at 7-8 "Home Based Businesses" and found they did not follow simple principles we use in a profitable corporate environment. Melaleuca does! I've changed our families' life, gotten time back and my kids do not remember that I ever did not work at home!

    Cons

    There's no hype at Melaleuca. It's a real business with real work. You are paid fairly and equally. Not everyone has the skill set or the willingness to learn and grow. This business will expose your personal weaknesses and you get to choose to grow or stagnate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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