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  1. "Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Archdiocese of Boston (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic, caring, and dedicated people working hard toward a lofty and meaningful goal.

    Cons

    Policy dictated from above - mandated for each parish. The problem is each parish has its own personality, its own set of unique struggles and attributes.

    Even when those in charge did realize they couldn't successfully implement their newest initiative - they are very slow to react.

    Advice to Management

    Listen....just listen and react to what you hear.

    Parishioners, staff, and clergy just want the best for the future of the Church. Listen to them and consider a pivot when it's warranted.


  2. "Tries Hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Braintree, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Archdiocese of Boston (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people who work there are great.
    Most positions have flexibility in terms of hours and work environment.
    Some excellent managers in certain areas.

    Cons

    Tries hard to find the balance between excellent business practices, and the Church's mission. Doesn't succeed as often as it should. Ends up waffling at the highest levels between pastoral initiatives and best business decisions, without a clear vision and direction.

  3. "When you are there for the right reasons and understand what service is, it is good to be part of the work of the Church"

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    Former Employee - Faith Formation, Music Director in Lynnfield, MA
    Former Employee - Faith Formation, Music Director in Lynnfield, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Serving Christ and His Church. People who are there to make a difference. People who love God and support one another.

    Cons

    Institutional lethargy. Sometimes hard to understand why certain people are put into leadership positions. A bit too much about how connected you are. Unstable/insecure job due to financial stress. You will never make much of a salary.

    Advice to Management

    Make better use of wiling servants who know something, and not just favorites, well-connected people, or "experts." Transparency is better, but should still improve. NO ONE should become rich working for the Church. 6 figure salaries should not exist for anyone.


  4. "Great opportunity to develop faith!"

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    Current Employee - Sacristan
    Current Employee - Sacristan
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Boston part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work part time at my local church, where I act as the sacristan. Not only is it a great way to earn money, it allowed me to grow my faith and learn what it means to be a Catholic.

    Cons

    My only complaint would be that communication could be better managed. I will come in one day, and have a coworker tell me crucial information that should have been shared with me earlier.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better system for communication between employees. It would be very beneficial to everyone involved, and save everyone a lot of hassle.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fine place if you are just looking to punch a clock"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Archdiocese of Boston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues. Very 9-5, don't need to be 'on' 24/7.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for learning or growth.


  6. "Friendly people good place to work"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Archdiocese of Boston as an intern

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    no real cons to working here


  7. "Challenging but satisfying."

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    Current Employee - Pastoral Associate
    Current Employee - Pastoral Associate
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility and boss who recognizes my abilities.

    Cons

    Time demanding at certain times during the year.

    Advice to Management

    Time for management to look at salary packages so that they better reflect experience, knowledge, competency and merit of work performed.