Cru Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2021

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4.3
74%
Recommend to a Friend
99%
Approve of CEO
Cru President Stephen Douglass
Stephen Douglass
129 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cru is evolving as an organization and acknowledging some of its past faults in ministry(in 27 reviews)

  • "I get to see the lives of people's changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "clearing ministry cards is hard to do(in 22 reviews)

  • "Support raising is really hard, but God provides(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Vision Driven Organization"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Cru full-time

    Pros

    Strong vision, purpose and cause in this organization.

    Cons

    Not much outside hiring for leadership roles...all internally promoted.

  2. "global faith based non profit that with growing pains"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cru full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -decent teams and great interpersonal relationship possibilities -ability to take initiative and drive teams directionally -cross-cultural and global experiences possible

    Cons

    -you must raise all of your financial support (missionary work) -has too wide of a breadth theologically, so shared values are difficult within the organization -lack of transparent leadership


  3. "Loved it"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cru full-time

    Pros

    Loved the mission, loved the work/life balance, and great coworkers

    Cons

    Support raising is really hard, but God provides

  4. "Wonderful field staff terrible leadership"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cru full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Field staff are some of the best

    Cons

    Super controlling; poor HR department; they use threats;

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  5. "Great, mission focused organization"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Partner Engagement Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Cru full-time

    Pros

    Ability to follow where God is leading you.

    Cons

    The size of Cru means it can at times feel easy to be just an employee.

  6. "Family atmosphere"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cru full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Genuine care for employees. Trustworthy people.

    Cons

    Lacked some basic organizational skills to run this large of a company. Not always professional or focused.

  7. "Creative One Media Teams within Cru"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer/Motion Graphic Artist in Clemson, SC

    I have been working at Cru full-time

    Pros

    Jobs and tasks are connected to a sense of greater purpose/mission. Leaders care about your artistic development and there's a real sense that our staff members care about each other. Much of our work is remote (work-at-home) but we use technology well to create a team environment.

    Cons

    It is a Christian missionary position so salary/benefits are provided through the financial gifts of Individuals or groups connected to each staff member. Although this connection to personal financial partners can be very encouraging, it can also be difficult to maintain good communication with them or to find additional (or initial) financial supporters when needed. It is not uncommon to have to take time off of your primary role to work on this process.

  8. "LD specialist with Cru"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Talent and Leadership Development Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Cru full-time

    Pros

    I get to work with amazing people on an important mission and have a lot of freedom to lead and innovate.

    Cons

    Have to raise all your financial support

  9. "Great ministry to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Campus Staff in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Cru full-time

    Pros

    Amazing vision and mission, great people, very fulfillling

    Cons

    Have to raise financial support

  10. "A learning experience, but hard to grow or specialize"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Staff Member 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cru full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working in Cru taught me a great number of life lessons that I don't think I would've learned quite from anywhere else--the ability to understand and work with people at an intuitive level, an appreciation for cross-cultural communication and sensitivity, and the general grit to roll up your sleeves and get things done. They do a good job of creating a strong sense of community from the get go--likely stronger than you'd get in most other jobs, which is certainly a draw especially when it's the first stepping stone in your career.

    Cons

    By necessity of the role, everyone is a jack-of-all-trades... even if it's in a skill where they lack passion, interest, or talent. This means a lot of repeat work, a lack of accountability, and general inefficiency as everyone often operates in their own modes. There's also a lack of work-life balance--you could say that comes with the territory, but I think the mission is often an excuse for overwork and poor boundaries.

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