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4Life Research Reviews

Updated March 29, 2018
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  1. "Longtime employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 4Life Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at 4Life over 10 years and have enjoyed my time at 4Life. The benefits are very good and I like working with the people there.

    Cons

    The sun never sets on the 4Life world, sometimes a challenge keeping my arms around my responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "A good place to work"

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

    I worked at 4Life Research full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Employee perks, Environment

    Cons

    Nepotism & playing favorites. Those that contribute less, keep their head down (contribute nothing) last longer.

    Advice to Management

    When staffed with yes-men/women and nobody to challenge ideas, beliefs, or practices, those people are dead-weight. Embrace those who challenge and think differently. One point of view is a dangerous game.

  3. "Good employer, but a little behind the times."

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

    I have been working at 4Life Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere with slightly above average health insurance and related benefits. Caring executives and founders.

    Cons

    Overall benefits package is somewhat behind. For example, no tuition reimbursement, somewhat antiquated work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Actively manage your corporate culture. Find and reward your hidden gems.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Has potential if some changes are made"

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    Former Employee - Director in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Director in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 4Life Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Everyone tries to work hard. Happy atmosphere.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn’t lead., they dictate. They don’t give advice, but they complain when things don’t go well. There’s no team atmosphere. No accountability. Departments are pitted against each other instead of working as a team with the same goal. The COO is inexperienced, childish, not a leader.

    Advice to Management

    Support and develop your employees. Set reasonable goals and help employees succeed. Promote people for their abilities instead of promoting friends and family. Use peer evaluations. Any evaluations.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Save Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Direct Sup., Activities, Interacctive

    Cons

    Pay, Time, Morals, Appreciation, Pressure


  6. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  7. "Great company and great people"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "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!


  10. Helpful (8)

    "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).


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