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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Working with CRU

    May 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Honestly, working for CRU was kind of like working for a cult. There’s a bunch of smiling, happy, well dressed people from the outside. But, once you scratch the surface or be a little different, you start to see the organization’s true nature. 1.) The staff are generally unprofessional. Most staff have been recruited straight from college and many have never had professional employment elsewhere. There is a naive attitude towards reaching objectives and organization. 2.) Critical thinking and strategic planning is generally looked down upon. By default, Christian ministries tend to attract people that value feelings more than objective analysis. While this value system works for connecting with people, it is not effective when engaging in strategic planning or evaluating tactics. I found myself fairly judged and treated wrong whenever I engaged in honest critical analysis of our methods. 3.) If you’re life isn’t already filled with other CRU staffers, it soon will be. This means that your social, spiritual, familial, social, etc spheres will be absorbed into the CRU bubble. This is perhaps the biggest danger. Once in this bubble, you’re ability to think independently is held hostage to the various relational pressures you’ll have from the CRU bubble. It’s like living in Jonestown. Everyone drinks the same kool aid all the time. If you don’t drink the kool aid, you’re thought of as “disobedient” or “sinful” or “immature.” Criticize Bill Bright or the 4 Spiritual Laws and you’re definitely a goner.

    5 people found this review helpful
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A company that really cares.

    Jul 9, 2022 - Missionary 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Cru loves to invest in people and make meaningful connections.

    Cons

    Cru could use more staff

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    So much to love - sad to leave

    Sep 15, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people - fantastic people in the mission together. The mission - they take the idea of scope seriously and are thinking about getting to the whole world. Great inspiring vision related to scope.

    Cons

    Raising your own salary, challenging place to be bipoc or an ally to bipoc employees. Also they are not so great with staff who have been serving for a while. Lack of opportunities once you get to a certain age.

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    1 person found this review helpful

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