Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2020

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson (no image)
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9 Ratings
  1. "Electrical Technician"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in America, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I call the call for evangelism in the evangelical Lutheran church in America. I am a good Christian and have served in the church from 2013 from the sound of gospel radio to the church headquarters of the Lutheran investment company ltd.

    Cons

    To serve God in spirit and truth, continue to carry out electrical work within the church

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  2. "The leadership is rather corrupt"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pastor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have no problem making under the table deals so if on of those benefit you, it will greatly help you out.

    Cons

    Basically everything about the organization


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't walk the talk"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some really great people among the staff.

    Cons

    Turn a blind eye to bad behavior by managers and directors. Low pay, benefits are so-so, and very little job security. Culture of fear.

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  4. "Great organization with great benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They try to be very fair in treating all their employees. Great benefits and values

    Cons

    Like most non-profits, sometimes they have challenges in defining na d sticking to clear strategy

  5. "great benefits"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -mission-minded people, fantastic benefits package

    Cons

    - sometimes the hierarchy gets overwhelming, but they are trying to be more "networked"

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Very good benefits, strained environment"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits generally despite very little professional development.

    Cons

    Shrinking budgets and staff, but little to no downsizing of programs. Almost everyone salaried and overworked. A lot of internal hostility. Some (not all) middle management blame downward, are unqualified and unaccountable. Frequent minor reorganizing and layoffs instead of training or making big decisions. Little investment in staff development.

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  7. "Pastor/Minister/Ordained Reverend"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Minister in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In the process of achieving ordination through the ELCA process and education I was able to have certain parts of my process paid for by my synod. Depending on my professors at Seminary I was given some good professional training toward the ministry. What I mean by this is that depending on who was my teacher I learned what I didn't know and where I needed to go to learn my professional skills.

    Cons

    Lucifieran. Cultic. Corrupt hierarchy and leadership. Emphasis on sucking the life and marrow out of faith and God's people. Turning away from God toward satan. I also never received a raise while in the ELCA and I make more money in my current ministry than I ever would have made in the ELCA.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's an okay place to work, not terrible, but not the greatest, depending on what you do."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time

    Pros

    The health and retirement benefits are great. The staff is pretty friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive. The management styles vary from department to department and it is very top down.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "global mission work"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Global Mission Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    super interesting work and get to meet lots of dedicated international church leaders

    Cons

    home office is 100% disinterested in actual work on the field, only interested in whether you fill out reports correctly. age discrimination and no room for advancement. preference for young (cheap) labor and disinterest in experience or suggestions.

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  10. "Great job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Program Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and ethical environment

    Cons

    Career in this field can "type-cast" you when applying for other jobs.

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