Intervarsity Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Campus Staff

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intervarsity full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love working here - great supervisor & fulfilling work even when it's hard.

    Cons

    Support raising can be tough at times


  2. Advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intervarsity full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Core mission and values are clear and deeply held in the org culture. Strong organizational structure with geographical autonomy while maintaining national direction, support and accountability.

    Cons

    Funding structures can be difficult for staff from under-resourced backgrounds.


  3. Overall, the NSC is a great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Intervarsity full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    training opportunities
    supervisors care about growth
    good mission

    Cons

    hard to move up
    have to fund raise portion of salary

    Advice to Management

    get more funding for jobs at the NSC, identify younger employees in the NSC who would make good managers and train


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  5. Great organization, management changes a lot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intervarsity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission of the organization, the individuals you get to work with, the students, the freedom to do what you think you should

    Cons

    management shifts around a lot, and it seems like they often are tying to teach you a 'new' way of doing ministry which is usually just new lingo to learn


  6. Excellent organization to work for that wants the BEST for it's employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus Staff in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Campus Staff in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Intervarsity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company provides excellent benefits as well as superb management.

    Cons

    Fundraising your own salary is not for the faint of heart.


  7. Simply Terrific

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intervarsity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vision, values, culture, leadership, and the best strategy for campus ministry.

    Cons

    Non-profit realities of limited budget and slow decision making.


  8. Develop great leadership skills

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Minister in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Campus Minister in Athens, GA

    I worked at Intervarsity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great focus on multiethnic culture.

    Cons

    Little to no room for professional growth


  9. Mission focused organization is well led with a clear strategic plan

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Intervarsity full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This organization has the highest ethical standards and remains clearly focused on its mission. The organization promotes a high level of collegiality while maintaining clear line for reporting and responsibility.

    Cons

    The organization has a tendency to segment itself at times so that clusters of job roles remain in touch with one another but may not have as much communication and contact with other clusters as would benefit the organization. There are few career pathways in place so advancement within the organization is not built into its operations.

    Advice to Management

    Additional focus on talent development and the establishment of potential career pathways for administrative and professional positions should be explored and implemented.


  10. Excellent entry level ministry opportunities; after 3 years, look elsewhere to move forward in your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Staff
    Former Employee - Campus Staff

    I worked at Intervarsity full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are tremendous learning opportunities within the organization, and you will have more opportunities to do direct ministry anywhere within the organization. The knowledge that is created within the organization is second to none. Provides very good fund raising training.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are politically biased (not unlike most organizations) and past results matter very little when it comes to promotion. Quality of work experience is directly linked to competence of supervisor; a few are outstanding. If you have one, you'll have a great experience. But most managers are significantly below average, and there is no feedback loop to provide them this information. Even when managers perform poorly, there is no correction mechanism due to the scarcity of managers within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Most staff leave poorly, but they don't say so due to courtesy bias.


  11. A Great Christian, Nonprofit Orginization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intervarsity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, meaningful work, lots of different opportunities available, company really cares about its workers, a great way to contribute to the Kingdom.

    Cons

    Very low salary, have to do a lot of fundraising, sometimes a lot of protocol and procedures to follow from Madison.



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