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Forever Living Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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Rex Gene Maughan
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Pros
  • As for the business, it is probably the best Multi level marketing company in the world (in 3 reviews)

  • a nice home based part time job (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • THIS IS NOT A BUSINESS, THIS IS A PYRAMID SCHEME THAT IS DESIGNED PURELY TO TAKE YOUR MONEY AND MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL (in 5 reviews)

  • The business takes time to learn (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Family Oriented"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managerl, Property/Sales and Use
    Former Employee - Managerl, Property/Sales and Use
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forever Living full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company provides wonderful work life balance, and opportunities to learn and grow that I've never experienced at any other company.

    Salaries are competitive, and excellence is recognized and encouraged.

    Cons

    Privately held, with fewer levels for advancement than public companies may offer.


  2. "Good work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forever Living full-time

    Pros

    Accommodating employer, decent pay, small teams

    Cons

    High employee turnover, no work from home


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Legal and Compliance Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance Assistant in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Legal and Compliance Assistant in Gilbert, AZ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forever Living full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, annual performance raises and bonuses, unused sick time paid out at the end of the year and great products!

    Cons

    Office structure is unique, not in a good way.

    Don't resolve conflict well, or at all. Either you quit, or they will eventually fire you unless you prefer being treated like crap, walking on egg shells and brown nosing for the rest of your life. Anyone can handle it, no one should have to, unless you want to. So far majority decided not to.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow seniority employees to treat anyone under them how they chose because you are unsure on how to resolve conflict or because they have been that way for 17 years and no one THINKS they should do anything about it or maybe just doesn't know how to. This goes all the way up to the CFO.

    Educate new people as to the structure of the company, so they are well informed on its uniqueness and can succeed and address people without being unknowingly disrespectful.

    Communication is key if done correctly. When trying to resolve any issues between 2 parties and you are the manager involved of communicating to both sides, make sure you communicate to both sides, clearly, everything agreed upon with each and ensure both sides fully understand. Perhaps host a meeting with all parties involved to conclude and confirm both sides agree to whatever has been decided. Communication and training was a HUGE problem, as well as allowing the seniority employee(s) to bully those under them, aware of what they are doing, but never doing anything to resolve the problem, therefor leaving you to resign or get fired.


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  5. "Departments Vary in Success"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pros- beautiful grounds, convenient parking garage, large company with a small company feel. Has been making changes in the right direction. Rolls out new products every year and the company usually shares samples with all employees. Quarterly company luncheons to acknowledge work anniversaries and birthdays.

    Cons

    Cons- Most, if not all of the executive team are all close friends or family, which gives off a "no outsiders" feel. Certain departments like the technology department perform poorly but are continually given more and more team members (despite high turnover), where high performing departments like events are not given the team they need. Each department is very compartmentalized, teamwork only reaches as far as your own individual department...if that. It leads to poor communication. HR may know and be frustrated with issues within the company but have not had any success in resolving them as some of the executives played by their own rules.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring and on boarding should be consistent, and HR should always be involved. Promote interdepartmental communication.


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forever Living full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Pros

    First, the distributor gets free sales training as part of their distributorship. This is a way to improve one’s networking and social skills. It is a plus when you want not just professional but personal development.

    Second, there is access to sell imported natural-based products, most of which are aloe vera-based items, with marketing support from a well-established company. It becomes easier to sell when there is company backup and brand recall for the products.

    Third, further earnings come from helping other people succeed. The multi-level aspect means you earn not just on your sales, but on the sales of others you introduce to the business so your earning potential is greater.

    But unless the claims are hyped, the pro side of FLP isn’t going to make people think it is a scam, so let’s examine the other side.

    The Cons

    Firstly, the products can be more expensive than similar herbal products sold in the market. The value is based on the quality and efficacy, not discount pricing.

    Second, it takes time to build a successful network because most people won’t want to do this as a business. It also takes time to train people and you need to develop leadership skills to retain their commitment to the group.

    Third, there is no fee for being a distributor, but you need to pay $372 for the products in their ‘business pak’ and have a minimum purchase order to qualify for commissions. The Forever Living scam tag probably comes from the fact that this investment has to be made.

    Cons

    The Cons

    Firstly, the products can be more expensive than similar herbal products sold in the market. The value is based on the quality and efficacy, not discount pricing.

    Second, it takes time to build a successful network because most people won’t want to do this as a business. It also takes time to train people and you need to develop leadership skills to retain their commitment to the group.

    Third, there is no fee for being a distributor, but you need to pay $372 for the products in their ‘business pak’ and have a minimum purchase order to qualify for commissions. The Forever Living scam tag probably comes from the fact that this investment has to be made.


  7. "Wonderful experience with great colleagues and a fantastic supervisor."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forever Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My direct supervisor was the Director of Digital Technology, and he is incredibly intelligent.

    For the most part, colleagues are very friendly and tight knit.

    We worked on some really awesome, groundbreaking projects that are on the cutting edge of technology and big data design.

    The company invests in technology and with some convincing, let's Digital Technologies do some really cool projects.

    Cons

    Upper management is a bit of a good ole boys network. It's not possible to advance beyond director unless you belong to their club. They are very friendly though and appreciate good work.


  8. "Forever Living"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Mauldin, SC
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Mauldin, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forever Living part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Forever Living part-time (about 4 years)

    Cons

    Good working environments and work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    It is a good place for starting up.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Like stepping back 20 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The grounds are beautiful. The location is very well kept.

    Cons

    401K: new hires will have to wait one full year before becoming eligible for the company match
    Health Benefits: new hires will have to wait 2 months before becoming eligible. The company will only pay for the employee, not spouse or dependents.
    Vacation: Salaried exempt employees must use PTO for hours not worked. If PTO is not available then, your pay will be docked.
    As of November 2016, they are still using Lotus Notes for email.
    No room for growth.
    New ideas are slow to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Please update


  10. "Chemist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good coworkers, good lab, good location

    Cons

    Mismanaged by management, not great benefits

    Advice to Management

    Show more compassion for employees


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Lab tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are pretty nice, big break-room. Available parking lots. Different nationalities and languages. A good place to start, but not to grow.

    Cons

    Favoritism, cheating, the place is like a TV show on Netflix where you see (or might face) physical threats, racism, mocking, and more...
    The supervisor spends her time online shopping instead of getting work done. You get written up (or termination) for being honest, or for trying to improve the place. The manager would choose the supervisor and her posse over anyone.

    Advice to Management

    You aren't good enough to run the place.



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