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LifeWay Christian Resources Nashville Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Very low pay for what you are expected to do (in 13 reviews)

  • Not much room for advancement and a well-endowed good 'ol boy system plague people in middle management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "productive work environment"

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    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Nashville, TN
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWay Christian Resources as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have learned how to work in a team. All of my team members are very helpful and made the work environment very enjoyable without any disturbances.

    Cons

    I feel everything is good


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was challenging and team-oriented, with lots to learn about the book making process from a design standpoint."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LifeWay Christian Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team work and learning to work with new materials and in new processes. The people you meet are genuine, friendly and wanting to help you grow as part of the team

    Cons

    Tight deadlines with little to no margin for error once books are sent to the printer. The sheer workload sometimes eclipses the need for quality work done in a methodical and well-reviewed way.

    Advice to Management

    I always felt a bit micro-managed with little room to explore/try things/make mistakes and learn from them-mostly because of the thin margin for error and the intense deadlines and pressure of the workload


  3. "Overall great employer"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWay Christian Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers
    Excellent quality of work
    New workspace coming soon
    Remote work flexibility

    Cons

    Low pay
    Multiple situations with managers lying
    People are hired who are obviously unqualified
    It's sometimes difficult to feel appreciated as an employee (low raises/bonuses)

    Advice to Management

    Give credit and appreciation to lower level employees when they do the work instead of claiming credit for yourself.


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  5. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Leader in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Corporate Leader in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWay Christian Resources full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great environment. Employees are treated with great respect. Thankful to be here now and in the future. Can't wait to get to our new location.

    Cons

    The transition time to a new headquarters brings additional stress and work. I do appreciate though how our leaders are communicating and working with us during this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving us forward. Keep being change agents. It's really unbelievable how far we have come in the past few years.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's rewarding work, but you're expected to maintain an unreasonable pace."

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    Current Employee - Video Producer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Video Producer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWay Christian Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are of the company's faith, it's an excellent place to work and be surrounded with like-minded people. They also have good benefits.

    Cons

    The greatest challenges are poor inter-departmental communication, harsh and sporadic budget cuts, and inconsistent regard for the employee. You are asked to work long hours and produce quick turn around on many projects.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to invest more in their employees. Not with perks or higher salaries, but with training, trust, and meeting needs for the employee to successfully do their job.


  7. "Great Environment!"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWay Christian Resources part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible with working with your schedule, great work environment, typically very sweet customers, nice coworkers who are pretty chill, etc.

    Cons

    Too focused on selling and plus sales at times. Not enough pay. Nonetheless, very thankful for the job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on Christ. Don't forget that it's all about Him. Try to relax a little bit regarding image, sales, and business.


  8. "Great company, welcoming changes to work environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWay Christian Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open to changes in workplace norms, including working from home and new facilities.

    Extremely skilled and qualified employees.

    Cons

    Too many middle management employees/meetings/redundancies.

    Advice to Management

    Fine-tune operations by reducing excess employment.


  9. "Good People, High Quality of Life"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWay Christian Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management treats people like people, and are there to support. There is a lot of trust that runs both ways, and it makes the environment and quality of life very good. Remote work policies are surprisingly progressive, and coworkers are eager to teach and support employee development.

    Cons

    Overall compensation could be higher, but benefits are good. Company is not growing, and employees tend to stay for large portions of their careers, so don't expect rapid upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving things in a positive direction


  10. Helpful (4)

    "So glad to be free!"

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    Former Employee - Management in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Management in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LifeWay Christian Resources (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Store environment was family like.

    Cons

    The pay, the demands, the metrics that needed to be met, the unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of upper/middle management.


  11. "Marketing Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeWay Christian Resources part-time

    Pros

    Everything at LifeWay depends on being in the right department. In my department, there are a few people I really like and that makes this job so much more fun. Everyone at LifeWay is really nice, from what I can see, and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    It's a huge company, so if you want a small company where you know everyone, this is not your job. It's also hard to be creative because we have a very specific audience, so that can be challenging.



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