Wycliffe Bible Translators

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Wycliffe Bible Translators Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Absolutely amazing place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Straying from the mission

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  3.  

    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

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good opportunity to make a difference.

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    Current Employee - Linguist in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Linguist in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great missions org doing language development (literacy, orthography), Bible Translation, community development, and other good things. A good place for technical and linguistic Christians to use their skills in ministry. A supportive (though somewhat loose) umbrella org provides the needed infrastructure (mostly).

    Cons

    Some things do fall through the cracks in such a large organization. Experiences vary widely from location to location, and field workers may be expected to do a wider variety of tasks than is realistic. You have to be self-motivated and also able to motivate financial and prayer supporters. There are some "loose cannons" that don't get fired/reprimanded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A must place for all the social workers out there....

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Nāsik (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Nāsik (India)

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    So much to learn, Friendly environment, nice management

    Cons

    should be ready to sacrifice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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