SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional supplements company, has been named one of America's "Best Places to Work" by Outside magazine for a fifth consecutive year, ranking No. 18 out of the Top 100 companies in the country. The complete sixth-annual list will be published online on Aug. 1 on OutsideOnline.com. It spotlights companies that offer the best perks, including those with the "Best Office Culture," "Fitness-Friendly" facilities and the most liberal "Flex Time" policies.
"We make sure our employees have everything they need to lead healthy, productive lives by providing them with benefits such as a fully equipped gym, wellness consulting, monthly massages and an employee cafe stocked with affordable, fresh food," said USANA Chief Communication Officer Dan Macuga. "Our Associates and customers rely on us to come to work excited to do the best we can each day. Having a supportive work environment helps motivate our employees to do just that."
More than 600 USANA employees in Utah enjoy impressive workplace benefits, including an annual profit-sharing program, free monthly company health products, excellent health and life insurance packages and regular health fairs. USANA's efforts have also earned it standings on Utah Business magazine's " Best Companies to Work in Utah" and PR News' list of "Top Places to Work in PR"."We are thrilled that our commitment to creating a great workplace has been recognized by Outside magazine for a fifth consecutive year," said Kevin Guest, USANA's president of the Americas, Europe and South Pacific. "Earning this title demonstrates that USANA really lives by its motto—helping you love life and live it—and works tirelessly to create a positive and engaging work environment for its employees." Outside's "Best Places to Work" project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of nonprofit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions. "We're proud to publicize the efforts of these 100 companies," said Outside editor Christopher Keyes. "They each show a real commitment to creating active, healthy work environments and put a premium on innovative benefits. Year after year, Outside's Best Places to Work program demonstrates that America's most successful companies are the ones that consistently promote true work-life balance for their employees." For more information about USANA's products and company, visit USANA.com. About OUTSIDE Outside is America's leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer's Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook. About USANA Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements and personal care, energy and weight-management products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. USANA's products, used by more than 600 professional athletes, are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 19 international markets. USANA has earned NSF Certified for Sport® certification for its SportsPak, Essentials™ (Chelated Mineral and Mega Antioxidant), Proflavanol® C100, Active Calcium™, Procosa® and BiOmega™ products. It has also earned NSF dietary supplement certification for its HealthPak™. USANA is the No. 1 Rated Brand in Direct Sales Based on Customer Satisfaction in ConsumerLab.com's 2013 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. Named one of Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" for four consecutive years, USANA has received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards, NutriSearch Editor's Choice and others. Learn more about USANA ( www.USANA.com) and the USANA True Health Foundation ( www.USANAfoundation.org/), stay current with the official USANA blog ( www.whatsupUSANA.com), like us on the USANA Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/USANAhealthsciences), or follow USANA on Twitter ( @USANAinc). Media Contact: Ashley CollinsExecutive Director of PR, Social Media and CommunicationsUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.(801) 954-7629 media(at)us.usana(dot)com SOURCE USANA Health Sciences Inc.