Mission: Sharing Christ—Loving People
Joyce Meyer Ministries is called to share the Gospel and extend the love of Christ. Through media we teach people how to apply biblical truth to every aspect of their lives and encourage God's people to serve the ...
I have been working at Joyce Meyer Ministries (More than a year)
Back when I first applied for my job here, I researched the JMM organization thoroughly. I read all of the employment reviews on this and one other site, so my eyes were open going in. I knew it wasn’t going to be a perfect experience. The place I worked prior to JMM was very hostile, so I figured JMM would not be anywhere near as bad as what I had known before.
My instincts were correct.
The department I worked in at JMM was the BEST work atmosphere I’ve ever experienced. The staff are genuine, brilliant, creative, caring, compassionate, down-to-earth “real” people.
There are Chick-Fil-A days. You get to wear jeans every day. We had Starbucks runs. There are brainstorm sessions that encourage crazy, out-of-the-box thinking, and a lot of laughter. I saw genuinely happy employees. We had potluck “food days” each month. And best of all, there was the comfort of being encouraged and prayed with every week.
From the moment I arrived, everyone was welcoming, hospitable, helpful and kind. These folks were not self centered, nor did they give off vibes that they felt threatened by a new person. They were all vision driven and mission oriented, and that was a very refreshing change of pace from where I came from.
During my time at JMM, we experienced leadership turnover and a lot of change. These transitions happened seamlessly and were void of any significant problems. Communication was excellent. And my manager was one of the most skilled, professional and capable people I’ve ever had the privilege of working for.
I thoroughly enjoyed my job at JMM and loved the people I worked with even more so. What they have there is very, very special.
There are no negatives that were really worth bringing attention to from what I experienced.
Advice to Management
I love the ELEVATE platform that we use to review, praise and encourage our peers, but I have one suggestion for improvement. There should be some way to “rate the boss”, so that each employee can submit constructive feedback on how well their supervisor, manager, director, C-suite person, etc. is doing.
BUT...employees should be able to do this anonymously, so that whatever they write cannot be construed as “pandering”.
The best way to see how well a manager is doing is to allow subordinates to give honest and constructive feedback and praise without fear of retribution. This way, you’ll know from their perspective how well your leadership leads. And then you're able to use that data as a tool for professional and organizational growth and improvement. Just a suggestion.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Joyce Meyer Ministries (Fenton, MO) in December 2014.
Submit resume/cover letter on website, spiritual questionnaire, 30 min HR interview, interview with direct supervisors, MS project test, management test (2 hours), interview with IT/Functional Directors/Managers. FBI background check, spiritual, personal and professional reference checks.
The HR dept. is very professional and helpful throughout the process. I had a single point of contact who was always available for questions and graciously answered all of my questions.
The Ministry values spiritual maturity and they ask many questions in order to discern your maturity level.
They asked up front what my salary needed to be and they offered it. It was very fair and I don't think that negotiation was needed.
Our Wellness Coordinator receiving the St. Louis Business Journal's Healthiest Employer Award for 2015.
We have a fantastic wellness program here at Joyce Meyer Ministries. We were just named a Healthiest Employer for 2015! Check it out! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vITmy #HealthBizSTL