No, Thermomix does not operate as a multi-level marketing (MLM) company or as a pyramid scheme.
The structure you will find at Thermomix is similar to what you will see in most organizations. The Thermomix Advisors are the sales team in the field, who are each part of a team, with a Team Leader (TL). Both the Advisor and Team Leader’s remuneration is commission based.
The Team Leader reports to a Branch Manager (BM). Those roles are salaried positions in the company and their remuneration is based on branch targets based on sales, activity and recruitment within the branch. They do not receive a slice of your sales commission.
The management and training of the sales teams overall are then brought together by Head Office for the purposes of communication, marketing and training.
Advisors earn a one-off recruitment bonus payment when someone they have introduced to the business becomes a qualified Advisor (achieves one sale, and up to 4 on their Earn and Demonstrate program). There are no ongoing payments.
I wrote an article a couple of years ago, explaining, how and why Thermomix is truly a direct sales business, so please feel free read that article too.
Contact me at Ankita@onegirlandherthermie.co.uk, or call/ text/ Whatsapp on 07977 563537, if you would like to join the business, book a Thermomix demonstration with me or place an order with me.