Wycliffe Bible Translators Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wycliffe Bible Translators (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people..friendly. Great mission. Awesome flexibility

    Cons

    Heath insurance is not good. Otherwise great place to work


  2. Wonderful People and Organization

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Those who work at Wycliffe are driven by their passion for helping others. The organization has a rich history of successes. It's veracity has been proven over the past 70 years.

    Cons

    As an organization that exists to take the Bible to the rest of the world, its leaders rarely open the Scriptures while conducting day to day business. Truths from God's Word were only the focus of conversation between employees during weekly devotional times or large group meetings.

    Advice to Management

    As Christians, employees' morale is effected by the vast difference between the six-figures that members of management get paid and their own smaller wages.


  3. Not your grandparents' Wycliffe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some very warm, generally supportive people. Friendly atmosphere (provided you don't make too many waves.) Some of the Old School folks still there; wonderful people. If you like being in a missions atmosphere that's reinventing itself into a more contemporary-style organization, this will be an energizing environment.

    Cons

    NOT the Wycliffe your grandparents knew (and may still give to.) Organization is candid about being intentionally reinventing its culture, way of doing things, etc. Some of the Old School folks around, but headed by the progressive element.


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  5. Excellent Organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for professional development in a broad variety of careers.

    Cons

    Like any non-profit, there are always holes to be filled.

    Advice to Management

    Great job taking care of members, keep up the good work caring for your people.


  6. Assist missionaries with budgets and communicato to WO (Wycliffe Organization) for approval or changes needed.

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    Former Employee - Missionary Budget Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Missionary Budget Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Made many missionaries happy with being able to remain in the field. Used accuracy and encouragement to uplift their spirits.

    Cons

    They made the budget form so easy that missionaries did them themselves and thus my position was no longer needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good personnel by utilizing their gifts and abilities to help others. that may be lacking those things.


  7. Reaching the Bibleless peoples of the World

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    Former Employee - Missionary in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Missionary in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Providing the Bible to people who can read it in the language that speaks to their heart is priceless Interacting with people from around the world who are following God's call on their lives to also serve

    Cons

    Churches and individuals can be shortsighted in supporting missionaries with the finances needed for daily living

    Advice to Management

    It may be time to rethink the support model for individual missionaries as the current culture is no longer thinking about long-term continuous giving to support missionaries


  8. A great mission but management somewhat grass-roots driven and not always the most professional.

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great mission, core values....about fulfilling Great Commission. Good people who have vibrant faith.

    Cons

    A glass ceiling exists if you have never served overseas in the "field," and raise your own support. Furthermore, if you serve in marketing or fundraising...you are a prodigal child. Senior management comes from "field ministry" and not always "best professionals," but they get the key positions because they have served in the "field overseas" and raise their own support. Benefits such as 4 week vacations are really scarce. The organization lives on the "we are a mission's organization" scarcity mode of operation

    Advice to Management

    Use more professionals to achieve excellence and best practices in organizational culture.


  9. Straying from the mission

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Taking God's Word to people of many languages is an awesome, yet deeply humbling responsibility.

    Cons

    So much time, so much energy at headquarters not focused on a personal relationship with the Lord or fulfilling the Great Commission.

    Advice to Management

    Those of you who don't already, please spend regular personal time with our Lord.


  10. Absolutely amazing place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time

    Pros

    The office is full of truly great people. The people there truly care about each other.

    Cons

    There really are not many cons, but it was a frustratingly slow process to get new things implemented at times.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great people, awful paid-employee vs. support staff dichotomy,

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Coworkers are enjoyable, friendly, and will never say a bad thing about anyone. - Company (generally) respects families and is willing to work with you for appointments, etc. - The IT team is excellent for an NPO. - Benefits are ok - sick time accumulates fast.

    Cons

    - Definitely an "inner circle" type company with a cast system. - Your worth as an employee is dependent on how well you drink the kool-aid. - If your theology is anything but emergent, you'll have a hard time at HQ. - The current business/company structure is unsustainable. - Medical costs are high due to a high average age. - Directors are assigned without proper experience, and have no accountability. Support staff suffers because of that. The organization would crumble without their support staff, and yet they are treated as less-valuable. - Conflict-management or personality differences on teams are handled by axing the lowest person in the caste system. - It's very much about who you know, who you spend time with outside of work hours, and how much you are willing to brown nose. - The people in HR that handle reviews, write-ups, and ultimately firing people are incompetent, don't listen, and don't read documentation presented to defend cases.

    Advice to Management

    - Find new HR staff that actually want to listen to paid employees. - Learn to value administrative staff more, and have a more effective way of handling conflict.



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