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4Life Research Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "Great company and great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 4Life Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    4life cares about their employees. They do a lot of things to show their appreciation - Christmas gifts, employment anniversary gifts, employee lunches, etc. good benefits and a lot of awesome people. Longevity of employment is very unique at this company with many working for the company for a long time. There is a family feel despite being a pretty good size company

    Cons

    Definitely depends on the department you are in just like any company. Not a lot of politics but definitely some.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of really talented people at 4life - trust them to do the job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for men to work..."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Analyst in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 4Life Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly nice co-workers. Good location. Christmas gifts. Summer parties. That's all the nice I can think to write. All all all

    Cons

    Misogynistic leadership. Top leadership unabashedly for made negative comments about "women in the workforce" as well as blatant comments about women's hair, age, looks and clothing. Totally unacceptable behavior! They make sexual comments and call women bad names. And they make these comments in meetings and they do get heard by employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the comments. Your female employees do so much and deserve so much more.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Steady as she goes..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free product, great benefits, lots of international exposure and opportunity. People are awesome to work with. Company is still growing.

    Cons

    Some departments are better than others. It's a 9-5 workshop and very hours of business oriented. For some that might be a good thing as you get to go home each night at 5 but remote work would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for some more flexible shifts. Work hard to make their employees know they are valued.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Rampant Nepotism and Sexism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 4Life Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    4Life has great products and a wonderful mission statement, Together, Building People. If only the company leadership actually lived by that mission and applied it to employees as well as distributors.

    Cons

    There are so many cons to working at 4Life that it’s hard to know where to start. 4Life is a backward company that operates with a management style rarely found in today’s workforce. The company has a top-down management style where managers dictate to employees rather than inviting open conversation. Management rarely communicates with employees, failing to alert them to changes that directly affect them. There is a complete lack of trust and managers actively watch employees to see when they come and go from work and how often they get up to use the bathroom, etc. Even with salaried employees, the hours one spends at the desk is given more weight than productivity. Although the company regularly brags about having record sales, employees never reap the benefits through merit raises or other incentives.

    All of the above is only true for employees who are not related to the founders. The Lisonbee children and their spouses are given free rein to come and go as they please, with some working only a few hours per month. The Lisonbees are regularly promoted to positions for which they are not qualified and given yearly raises and bonus despite the lack of merit. They go on all-expenses-paid vacations on the company dime at least twice per year.

    There is also rampant gender discrimination. In many cases, men are paid twice as much as women for doing the same job, or even a lower-level job. Some men earn more than their female supervisors. If a man is given more responsibility, he is officially promoted and given a raise. Women are expected, when asked, to take on more responsibility and manage additional employees without being compensated or officially promoted. Again, the Lisonbee children always receive promotions, raises, and bonus when asked to take on more responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    It’s 2017. Successful companies allow employees to work remotely and value employees based on performance and meeting deadlines, not on how many hours they sit at a desk. The archaic top-down communication style needs to go. Good employees are valuable assets and they should be treated with respect and given the opportunity to be part of the conversation. Good employees will not stick around and tolerate being micromanaged by an unqualified idiot who happens to be related to the founders. Paying relatives more than other employees, and paying men more than women for the doing the same job is NOT ACCEPTABLE!


  5. Helpful (7)

    "So Many Better Places Where to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 4Life Research full-time

    Pros

    - Great founders (sadly not there to see how bad things have become)
    - Ability to work in an international environment (most customers outside the US)
    - You can ask to receive about $100 worth of free product every month
    - Ability to buy extra product at cost (about $4 for a bottle of Transfer Factor)
    - Nice christmas presents ($100 and an item worth about $200)
    - 3 or 4 free luncheons a year
    - Appearance of company stability and growth

    Cons

    - Everything related to employee satisfaction and engagement (HR stuff) must come from the 80s
    - Management doesn't care about their employees (sweat shop mentality - work extra long hours without appropriate compensation)
    - Terrible top and middle management without a focus on people (you hear about people getting fired all the time)
    - Incompetent directors and above (more worried about keeping their job than making the company grow)
    - Low pay across the board (specially for women and latinos)
    - You will regularly hear and see executives yelling at people (specially the CFO)

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting the founders family in charge, this is very disruptive as they are completely inadequate for their roles. It is hard to engage and want to help a company that only benefits the few at the top. Stop paying women less than men (sounds like a comment from the 60s but you know it is really happening here).


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 4Life Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location and products, company culture is great.

    Cons

    Non competitive salaries across the board


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Nice People, Bad Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woods Cross, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woods Cross, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 4Life Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most the people I worked with were kind and the building is nice. Benefits were average. There were team lunches and company updates were a plus.

    Cons

    Pay was not comparable to market. No opportunities to promote, especially if you weren't part of the good ole boys club. I'll echo some of the thoughts by other reviewers. Women didn't have an equal voice or opportunity in the marketing department. I don't know if this is wide spread throughout the company or just relates to one executive.

    Advice to Management

    You have a perception problem with the way women are treated. This needs to be addressed.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "4Life Sucks!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sandy, UT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 4Life Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at 4Life are: you get free products, good health insurance, and they have a gym on site. The buildings are closer to the trax station, and if you don't have a car it comes handy.

    Cons

    Women are treated like a piece of junk. Women are worthless in the company, unless you are related to a high executive or you are cute. Gender inequality is a huge issue, if you are not a man you don't get promoted, you don't get a raise, your voice doesn't count at all. They underpay, and if you are talented they don't care about that, the high executives will rather pay cheap and have crappy employees. Best advice for job seekers don't look for at job in this company, specially if you are woman. Their HR sucks, they "listen" to the employees, but they do NOTHING about it.

    Advice to Management

    The entire management team should be fired.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at 4Life Research full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, products and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    There is no where to advance in this company. The company doesn't invest in their employees and make them feel that they they are totally replacebale. Projects take for ever to get done.

    Advice to Management

    Show employee appreciation and education opportunities. Promote within the company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Extremly good products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 4Life Research part-time

    Pros

    I belive that we can change the world one person at a time

    Cons

    Their is no downside of working in the 4life foundation


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