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Pros – Great 401k program
Fellow co-workers and managers are some of the best
Paid major holidays
Building is clean
Company itself is great and they really do produce and sell great products
Discounts on products
Cons – I know people often post on here when they are disgruntled, so I want to be clear that these are not the words of a disgruntled former employee, but are sadly my realistic view of the situation. The upper management at this company is not the problem, however, the owners are. Their severe micro-managing leadership style ties the hands of the department heads and results in a trickle down effect to us, the worker bees. Both owners make promises or say things, but whether it's convenience or truly a medical issue, they frequently forget what they say/promise and lash out immediately at the employee they feel is responsible for doing something they previously approved. They seem extremely selfish and will not invest in their employees outside of their standard pay... There is no morale. The only remotely nice thing they do outside of what a normal employer would be expected to do, is provide periodic lunches (made in their own café)....however, even those must be "enjoyed" off the clock and do not involve any socializing. Instead, the owners use it as an opportunity to rip apart what is wrong with today's nutrition in a 1hr-1.5hr lecture. Frequent policy changes make it nearly impossible to know what actual policy is in place on any given day. They say their goal is not to die rich people, but they give no indication that any of their millions will ever be invested in the happiness of their employees.
Advice to Senior Management – To the owners: You have created an amazing company with great products and great employees. It truly could be a great place to work, but I believe the only way that is possible is for you to step down. The environment you have both created is hostile, defamatory, and discriminatory and frankly it feels like you don't like running the company at all. Retire and do things you enjoy.....meet with customers and do the QRA testing that you are both so passionate about. You've helped thousands of people get their health on track, but your employees feel like you don't care about them at all. The one's who stay with the company stay because they truly believe in helping as many people as possible maximize their health. However, many leave because they do not feel appreciated and there are companies out there with much better morale boosting programs in place.
Bottom line: You want the best employees??? You need to be the best and most competitive employer.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – Very kind and friendly employees, apart from senior officers. On-site raw food cafe is pricey, yet convenient. Some employee discounts are available.
Cons – Expect zero communication and 100% unprofessionalism. Benefits were poor to begin with and were cut further earlier this year. Compensation and commission structure is not competitive and bonuses are arbitrarily decided by overly-critical and judgmental senior officers. The staff is micromanaged and therefore cannot perform their job functions adequately. Upper management has created a very negative environment resulting in low morale and a high turnover rate.
Advice to Senior Management – Relinquish some of your control and trust your employees to do their jobs. Offer competitive benefits and provide performance incentives. Follow through with what you have agreed to both verbally and in writing. Commend your staff for a job well done - they are the backbone of your company.