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Elevation Church Reviews

Updated June 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "One of values that make Elevation Church so unique is the emphasis on unity" (in 12 reviews)

  • "My favorite part of working at Elevation is that we are family" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "We are fast paced and positioned for growth" (in 7 reviews)

  • "It's not about work/life balance" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elevation Church part-time

    Pros

    A very positive work environment.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than similar occupations in other fields.


  2. "Guest Experience Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elevation Church full-time

    Pros

    You are constantly being developed as a leader.

    Cons

    I really dont have anything bad to say

  3. "Overall Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elevation Church full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding.
    Great coworkers.
    Millennial friendly.
    Learning potential.

    Cons

    Long hours at times.
    Involves most weekends but this is a church so makes sense.
    Fast paced. Very fast.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Lead Pastor"

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    Current Employee - Lead Pastor in Ballentine, SC
    Current Employee - Lead Pastor in Ballentine, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elevation Church full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to be.

    Cons

    Criticism is hard to find.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loved working here. Great people!

    Cons

    There weren't any cons really.


  6. Helpful (14)

    "illusion of love"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Elevation Church full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment for some, most of the team feels like family.

    Cons

    The hierarchy of the organization promotes very unhealthy leaders, making this organization feel like a dictatorship. There is no value put on the hard work of the employees. There are two sides to working there, the church side and the business side. The church side will guilt you into working hard while the business side will run you to the ground with no scrupules.

    Advice to Management

    Love your people, and don't try to be like your pastor.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Competent and friendly coworkers with selfish, haughty upper management"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Elevation Church full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Modern equipment and ample resources. Some very talented people working behind the scenes. A lot of people seem to get personal fulfillment and meaning from participating.

    Cons

    A very superficial, self-involved culture. The church doesn't just pay bottom-tier low salaries, but they are downright PROUD of it. They capitalize on people's dedication. There's almost a caste system of importance, where upper management is coddled by expendable lower employees. This employer knows no boundaries and expects access to every part of their worker's personal lives. You will work horrible hours without a moment's notice, and you will be expected to make the job your number one and only priority in life. The pastor's wife once told us not to be friends with anyone outside the church, so good luck changing the world with that navel-gazing. I learned useful skills here, but be warned that having a church on your resume may not look impressive to some.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees to create boundaries and have private lives. Ask yourselves why secular companies consistently treat your former employees so much better - we sometimes joke about how we should form our own secret club. Don't just write off all the recent departures, they were for a reason; it's hard to notice glaring problems within your culture when you have already declared it to be perfect. Don't assume you have the right to push your employees until they break.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Elevation Church Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Elevation Church full-time

    Pros

    It was very good experience.

    Cons

    Way too many to list

    Advice to Management

    Go study how to effectively lead the people you're trusted with


  9. "Elevation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    learn a lot about the back end of a non-profit

    Cons

    it's not what you expect going into it


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Elevation Church full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. People are on the same side. Politics and infighting is a minimal. Safe place for family to be involved. Fair opportunity for raises.

    Cons

    Lower pay for demanding work. Easier for men to work in leadership than women. All holidays are work days. Sometimes communication lacks clarity and timeliness.

    Advice to Management

    Keep creating a place that we love to work at. Work to communicate more efficiently to lower levels of leadership.


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