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August 2, 2019

What is working from home like at Life.Church?

Pros

Impact— Be part of a global platform with multiple millions of users who are engaging a daily habit of reading and experiencing the life changing truth of the Bible. Team — My YouVersion co-workers are super committed to the mission and skilled in their individual areas of expertise. Joining the team is like joining a family. It's a fun environment. We believe in laughing loud, hard, and often. Managers — They trust us individual contributors and push decision making deep into the organization. They genuinely care about us and make our jobs easier. Professional development — This is a high-feedback organization. We're expected to grow professionally, to have self-awareness. We're given lots of opportunities and a personal budget to grow and improve professionally, personally, and spiritually. Work/Life balance — We're not expected to work nights or weekends, but we are expected to attend and serve at a Life.Church campus on the weekends. Btw, my kids love going to Life.Church! Flexible work hours — Some team members work from home one or two days per week. I typically get in around 8 and leave around 4. I don't get stressed if I have to go to an appointment or attend one of my children's school events in the middle of the day. Design led — Design isn't just an afterthought. We care about designing beautiful, human centered products with familiar UI/UX patterns.

Cons

Possibly the location in Oklahoma and being farther away from our extended family. Although we initially didn't want to move here, we have come to love Oklahoma and have found that the YouVersion Team is a close knit community that has become like family.

Flexible work hours — Some team members work from home one or two days per week.

August 2, 2019

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May 18, 2020

How is the work/life balance at Life.Church?

Pros

I made lifetime friends here. I grew a lot as an individual leader and professional. There are good things happening at LC and you see a lot of life change.

Cons

There is no work life balance. You will feel guilty when you take vacation and be questioned about what you ‘really did’. You will work 6 days a week and likely 60+ hours a week. Well beyond on specific weeks. If you cannot meet metrics weekly it is your problem. They do not care why your volunteers were out just that you couldn’t influence them to pick serving over anything else. Tears = weakness and mean that you can’t receive feedback. Feedback includes valuable feedback that is useful and rude personal opinions from your co-workers. The rules do not apply to everyone. Certain people/groups have a different set of rules and do not get written up or verbal warnings for anything they do. It is clear who organization favorites are. Do not expect to hear from anyone once you’ve left. There is no post employment care. I had multiple friends given ‘feedback’ about their weight.

Advice to Management

Take a realistic look at the campuses and the amount of time you are asking them to spend at the church and how much time that leaves for them to live outside of those walls. Make a safe environment where people can go with their honest feelings about the way employees treat each other and not feel like they will be retaliated against due to friendships.

There is no work life balance.

May 18, 2020

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February 13, 2019

How flexible is your schedule working at Life.Church?

Pros

The level of leadership is 2nd to none. Everyone that has spent more than a week here would say the same thing. The benefits are absolutely amazing and the flexibility is awesome. I'm currently working from home watching my son as I write this because my wife had a Dr. appointment. You truly feel like family no matter what team you are on. The direction we are heading as an organization has never been seen in the Church before. We seem big but we are just getting started!!

Cons

The level of execution is high. You can't join and hope to do only what is in your "job title" to succeed. If you aren't constantly developing and growing you will get left behind. I would say this is less of a con and more of a heads up. If you aren't willing to work harder than you ever have for less money than the world would say you "deserve", this isn't the place for you. However, the mission will always be bigger than the commission. I plan on retiring here unless God has other plans.

Advice to Management

Keep up the amazing work. Thank you for leading the organization with more passion and vision than anything I have seen before.

The benefits are absolutely amazing and the flexibility is awesome.

February 13, 2019

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