Forbes magazine has named Melaleuca one of the best companies to work for in America, according to the publication’s second annual list of America’s Best Employers by State. The Forbes ranking, based on anonymous surveys completed by employees of large businesses, recognizes Melaleuca as one of the top employers in Idaho.
Partnering with the independent research firm Statistica, Forbes spent eight months surveying 80,000 employees around the country to pinpoint organizations liked best by their employees. Only 1,461 companies made the cut as finalists. Respondents rated their employers on compensation, benefits and perks, opportunities for advancement, work environment, safety, reputation and the likelihood to recommend their employer to others.
“I think it’s a great honor to have our people recognized,” Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot said in an East Idaho News interview about the Forbes ranking. “Melaleuca’s been built by a lot of great people who are really bright and passionate about what they do. It’s really an honor for them and certainly all of us to be recognized by Forbes as one of the best outfits in the country to work for.”
The Forbes recognition arrives as The Wellness Company celebrates its 35th anniversary since launching as a small Idaho Falls start-up on September 1, 1985. Today, Melaleuca is Idaho’s seventh-largest private employer, based on workforce figures of 4,400 employees worldwide and 2,000 local employees.
“I’m grateful to have each of you as a part of our team and for your part in building the culture that has created this amazing company,” Chief Operations Officer Cole Clinger said in an email to employees. “I applaud your efforts toward helping Melaleuca fulfill its mission of enhancing lives.”
In a time when most employees change companies every few years, Melaleuca’s workforce is loyal, with an average tenure of eight years.
Read the full story of Melaleuca’s Forbes ranking at East Idaho News.