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Updated December 9, 2017
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  1. "Guideposts OurPrayer Ministry"

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    Former Employee - Senior Prayer Associate of Digital Media in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Prayer Associate of Digital Media in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guideposts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work! Best benefit was tuition reimbursement, as I was able to earn my Bachelors and Maters Degree there. I am forever grateful to Guideposts for the past 15 years, as it was an honor to serve God and work in ministry to share the love of Christ by praying with thousands that visited OurPrayer.org

    Cons

    Unfortunately my job position was eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep God at the center of ministry.


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    "Philanthropy"

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    Current Employee - Philanthropy
    Current Employee - Philanthropy
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guideposts full-time

    Pros

    spacious cubicle, nice co-workers, coffee, sometimes a free lunch (rare, compared to my friends jobs)

    Cons

    very poor benefits, my co-workers complain almost everyday about 'this' or 'that', benefits were recently severely declined in quality, strange, unqualified managers trying to "save face", many restructures: the company hired two directors for one department, causing lots of internal fluster (how stupid?), not much room for growth, shared working space with many weird people who could not work elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    stop nepotism, hiring the former CEO's son as the new CEO who admitted on several occasions he has no idea about nonprofits or publishing, take pride in strong, younger, dedicated employees who **work a full day** (compared to many other employees), some guys (married men) can very rude/unprofessional - even in a workplace consisting of women

    Guideposts Response

    Nov 28, 2017 – Senior Vice President

    Guideposts is committed to offering an open and inclusive environment that provides the opportunity for team members to contribute to our purpose in meaningful ways. I encourage you to bring your... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Managament"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guideposts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work/life balance is excellent. Benefits are good. Purpose of the organization is rewarding. The staff are fun to work with.

    Cons

    With challenges in growing revenue, career opportunities are limited except for the very best.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guideposts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay, and lousy medical benefits.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, management lacking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guideposts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employees are good, loyal people who get the job done. The work/life balance is good, as are the benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication is ridiculous, and management feeds that. Too many managers looking out for themselves and not actually leading the staff. Teamwork within departments is good, but interdepartmental is surface level only, if that. CYA is a mantra. Entitlement at the management level is high.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Be an example and a leader. Words mean nothing unless there are actions behind them.


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    "Nice company stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guideposts full-time

    Pros

    -Inspiring mission. actually helps readers and a big supporter of the military
    -Nice, quirky people
    -Casual work environment
    -Summer hrz
    -Hours are good, flexible
    -quiet
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    Cons

    -Very, very low salaries. seems like everyone works a side job to keep up
    -No raises
    -Little room for growth
    -Poor benefits. no sick days, insurance is not great, no team-building or events. There is sink water, coffee, tea.
    -Not very diverse
    -Not a collegiate environment
    -CEO is out of touch and makes questionable business decisions and brags about how he doesn't know certain things about the business
    -Very top-to-bottom structure. a few people at the top that run the show and seem to look down on everyone else
    -Feels very antiquated. the computers,the website,the magazine designs,etc.
    -Deep divides between NY and Connecticut offices

    Advice to Management

    Feels like a sinking ship. Give employees some perks to keep them on board. Hire a new CEO with fresh ideas and who understands the Internet.


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    "Good people, outdated management style"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great mission and keeping its Christian faith at the core.

    Cons

    many times has an identity crisis, wants to be faith-based and then acts counter to the values of that faith and the founders vision; can't be everything to everyone. make a decision and stick with it. better hiring decisions at the senior levels. no room for advancement. low pay and no perks, micro-management. incompetent senior management.

    Advice to Management

    shake it up! too many people in roles for many, many years. Innovate, treat your employees like educated professionals, not back-office staff that are dispensable.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Feels like a sinking ship that can't grasp how publishing works in the digital age."

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are very friendly and easy to work with, plus lots of collaboration across departments. Everyone is encouraged to explore and execute new ideas, especially in regards to story features and social media.

    Cons

    The company is very old fashioned and is having extraordinary trouble transitioning into the digital age in literally every aspect of the job. Salaries were also cut during the recession and have not since gotten back to anywhere near what they were. Employees do not receive yearly raises, not even to keep pace with inflation. CEO once said that the "internet is a fad, don't worry about our online presence" and is generally very out of touch.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guideposts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quiet work environment, job duties outlined accordingly, great people to work with, salary is competitive, casual work attire, summer hours.

    Cons

    Upper management is not forthcoming in marketing initiatives they put into action. Little attention to employer wants and needs. Decisions are made without consulting with employers and key players in these decisions. There is also little to no room for growth within the company. Little to no training.

    Advice to Management

    Consult with employers on a more regular basis. Ensure that every person's responsibilities are known so that they know who to include in what decision making processes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "middle manager"

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

    Pros

    Smart people who care about the quality of the work as well as the relationships with their colleagues.

    Cons

    Almost no movement within the organization

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees rather than consultants, they best understand the customer as well as the opportunities.


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