With the goal of producing the most effective wellness solutions in the world, Nikken was created by Isamu Masuda in 1975. The first Nikken product created was the Magstep focused on solving the problem of sore feet and body fatigue. Nikken eventually expanded to North America in 1988 and has since grown to countries around the world such as Guatemala and El Salvador. Masuda's philosophy is that total wellness relies on the following: healthy body, mind, family, society, and finances. These five factors are called the five pillars of health at Nikken. He felt that Nikken was the answer to helping people establish a healthy balance in life while handling the pressures of daily living.
The wellness-focused company provides different training opportunities for its distributors which can be especially helpful to first-time distributors. Distributors also have the option of participating in Nikken University Training. Through Nikken University, distributors will have access to the following:
ABC One-on-One is designed to help distributors get the most out of their prospects with coaching. Nikken coaches will help distributors learn the skills they need to make effective calls and presentations. Through ABC One-on-One, distributors will be able to role-play different scenarios and learn to accomplish their financial goals.
As part of fulfilling Nikken's five pillars of health, independent consultants in good standing at the silver rank or above will have access to the Toshizo Watanabe Foundation. Founded by Toshizo Watanabe, the scholarship total of $10 million will be awarded to recipients on different factors such as:
Recipients of the scholarship may be awarded a scholarship for all or a portion of their tuition bill. The foundation hopes to assist students in their pursuit of higher education where they can learn, grow, and move forward to a better future.
Nikken's Glassdoor ratings are among the worst when it comes to employee satisfaction. Here are the rating trends on Glassdoor from both current and former Nikken employees:
A former employee felt that Nikken operates like it's still the 1990s and tends to lack innovation and strategy. The same employee also noted that teamwork is discouraged within the direct sales company.
Potential distributors who are interested in direct sales companies but have a low budget may need to consider a different company to achieve their health and financial goals. Nikken's signup cost is $99, which is higher than many other multi-level marketing companies.
Not only is Nikken's signup cost higher than other direct sales companies, but it also lacks a scientific advisory board which other health focused companies have. People who choose Nikken may not have the reassurance they could have from companies who do have a scientific advisory board. Nikken does not have an established team of well-recognized doctors and researchers to verify Nikken's claims of product effectiveness.
I have been a consultant with Nikken since 1995 and have found tremendous support to achieve my goals in all of the 5 Pillars of Health. As a privately held company, NIkken has maintained a 5A1 rating indicating its financial stability and its ongoing success. Contrary to the statement above, we do have a scientific advisory board which is currently expanding. In addition to Dr.Russell Foster from Oxford University we also have Dr. Narain Naidu whose biographies are extensive and impressive. As a former college professor, I am proud to have left that profession to become a full time professional consultant with Nikken - a very worthwhile and rewarding career.