At this year’s exciting event, 53 employees received $5,000; 27
employees received $10,000; 48 employees received $15,000; 12 employees
received $33,000 ($20,000 net); 11 employees received $25,000; and 1 employee
received $30,000. These bonuses were distributed
to 152 Idaho employees: 34 in Tennessee, 1 in Hawaii and 1 in Maryland.
One such employee is Dauphne Lords who received a $30,000 check
today along with cheers and applause from her fellow employees.
“I’m grateful that Melaleuca has not only created an amazing
opportunity for me, but for all employees,” Lords said. “I’ve been treated like
family, and I’ve loved my experience so much that I probably have Melaleuca oil
running through my veins.”
Since 2007, Melaleuca has paid $27,882,124 in longevity bonuses to
its employees with the vision that any team member who saves and invests the
longevity bonuses and contributes to Melaleuca’s 401K can have more than $1
million in the bank at retirement.
“It’s our goal that all Melaleuca employees will retire as
millionaires,” VanderSloot said. “Even the janitors will retire as millionaires
if they simply follow our program.”
In a time when most employees change companies
every few years, Melaleuca’s workforce is loyal. The average tenure for Melaleuca’s
employees is roughly 8 years.
“Having an employee tenure that is twice the
national average is a testament to Melaleuca’s fulfilling work environment,
positive culture and outstanding career opportunities,” said Cole Clinger,
Melaleuca’s Chief Operations Officer. “As long as they become students of the
business, have a strong work ethic and are passionate about helping other
people, our employees enjoy long, successful careers here.”