Lifeway Christian Resources Reviews
88% would recommend to a friend
(476 total reviews)
97% approve of CEO
Found 476 of over 510 reviews
Updated Nov 29, 2023
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- "Low paying and not enough hours" (in 44 reviews)
- "Low salary, really sales and profit driven, ability to minister has been minimized, management only talks about the numbers all the time, we used to have time for prayer but not any more, district directors." (in 12 reviews)
- "Upper management poorly managed large projects" (in 7 reviews)
- "Store managers have little to no power over any decisions in their locations." (in 6 reviews)
- "Also, management told me and my coworkers we would get a raise after six months and no one got a raise." (in 5 reviews)
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWMay 4, 2023Software Development ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsNashville, TN
Lifeway transitioned to being a "fully remote" company on March 13, 2020 with an all-hands "test" day... and never looked back. First out of necessity, but now by choice, Lifeway is skilled at focusing on building its company by providing autonomy and independence in the regular workday, punctuated by encouraging, biannual "all hands" meetings that help to build relationships and strengthen team bonds. In addition, at these in-person meetings, the focus is not only on corporate priorities, but building the whole person: mentally, intellectually, and spiritually. And, sometimes, physically!
If you're not interested in doing work for Kingdom purposes, it will be hard to relate to your co-workers. Lifeway has come a long way to come to parity with other non-profit companies with compensation and benefits, but ultimately, the choice to work at Lifeway will be tied to your alignment with the mission.5
- 3.0Oct 12, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Good culture, good benefits. Good work/life balance.
Going the extra mile isn’t really rewarded. Excellent contributors get treated the same as average contributors, until they finally get tired and look elsewhere for jobs. HR largely outdated in its thinking and out of touch with the current work force. Payroll and IT both often lagging at fixing issues due to antiquated systems. New yearly performance assessment platform which barely functions and is exceptionally redundant and encourages leaders to be exceptionally critical and undervalue direct reports.1
- 1.0Jun 16, 2023Lead Senior Software Development EngineerFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Accommodates a remote working environment. Very modern tech stack for the new development. A lot of potential if they can make good on their claim to want to improve company culture.
All the cons of a 130 year old company as well as all of the cons of a break-neck startup who isn't really sure what they're doing. Maddeningly frustrating management. Don't expect feedback of any kind, or performance conversations, or even a posted description for your role. "Christian values" are talked about but not practiced. A confusing blend of forward thinking modern stack engineers being forced to work under old-time management styles and 1900s era workflows (like mailing in a printed out PDF form to create a new organization account). They have a scared workforce who have authority due to long time tenure who feel threatened by even the slightest amount of being called out on their inability to perform even the most basic of their responsibilities and are willing to exploit their loopholes and connections to secure their positions at all costs. Extremely low pay / compensation packages with extremely high pressure and undocumented / uncommunicated expectations, all under the guise of being non profit, like that makes it OK for some reason.5
- 5.0Oct 25, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBlack Mountain, NC
The company has a family-like culture. You get to do something you care about and share the Gospel day in and day out.
It is a physically, emotionally, and spiritually taxing job.
- 3.0Sep 10, 2023Content EditorFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsNashville, TN
Easily some of the best people to work with
Pay is too low, and they aren't afraid to obligate you by spiritualizing the work.2
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Lifeway Christian Resources has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 510 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Lifeway Christian Resources to a friend and 72% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.
88% of Lifeway Christian Resources employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Lifeway Christian Resources 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.6 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.