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Moody Bible Institute Reviews

Updated December 26, 2016
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  1. "Mental Health Counselor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Supervision, Great atmosphere, diversity of client exposure

    Cons

    Need more marketing to attract clients

    Advice to Management

    You guys are going a great job!


  2. "Fine place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moody Bible Institute (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Nice culture. Good food. Accommodating.

    Cons

    No actionable vision - just buzz words. Too many department silos. Popular people in management vs best qualified.


  3. "Yearbook Photographer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities for student leadership and skill development

    Cons

    Minimum wage, inadequate workspace, outdated technology


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  5. "Moody Rocks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moody Bible Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Supervisors
    Loving, friendly, understanding working environment
    Genuine care for employees
    Great mission, vision, and sticking to their mission and vision

    Cons

    At times they are weak at communication
    Can be very disorganized
    Students often frustrated with the financial department of the institution

    Advice to Management

    Overall, then need to keep doing what they are doing, because it works. Find a way to improve interdepartmental communication for the benefit of the students.


  6. "Flight instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Moody Bible Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    need to be very flexible


  7. "Nice to work for ministry job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Moody Bible Institute is a missionary school, so if you want to do ministry job for your life, this place is so perfect one.

    Cons

    It has a lot of opportunities in Moody radio, publisher, and school.


  8. "God's moving at this place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody Bible Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have never worked somewhere where so many people are so dedicated and sold out for the Lord. It is a pleasure to work at Moody.

    Cons

    Since it is on a college campus, the working conditions are constantly changing.


  9. "Kitchen Worker"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Worker in Mukwonago, WI
    Former Employee - Kitchen Worker in Mukwonago, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moody Bible Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule around class schedule, fun work environment, able to work with other students, a variety of skills will be used

    Cons

    Many short shifts, at times the work can become monotonous, every third weekend is required to work, the work is not very challenging.

    Advice to Management

    There is not a whole lot that can be changed because it is based off of the schedule of students. Maybe a bit more of a rotation of tasks so that one person is not doing the same thing all the time.


  10. "A great ministry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moody Bible Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a good community of believers. There are exemplary workers and others that just float along, but you'll find that anywhere.
    In addition to being a job, it is a ministry. You can see your impact directly with the students on campus and with donors who give to support Moody.

    Cons

    As expected with a non-profit, the salary is not competitive. Thus you will see many employees stay for a few years and then leave for other jobs that can be more competitive.
    Roles, promotions, salaries, etc are structured very hierarchical, which is becoming an antiquated business model. It often limits innovation and slows many business processes down.
    The main campus is located in a very expensive-to-live downtown Chicago. Many employees cannot afford to live nearby and lengthy commutes can be the worst aspect of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on additional benefits or incentives for employees to offset salary vs cost-of-living.
    Moody is a family, but most often those that have been the most loyal to Moody are the ones that are taken for granted and not focused on.
    Create a culture that will retain good employees and bring in new, talented employees.


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    "Widely varies by department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody Bible Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are on board with the mission, and work in an area that tries to be guided with it, this is an excellent place to work. There are attempts underway to change some of the negative aspects of the culture that have yielded great returns, and a sense that senior leadership is on task in trying to steer the rest of the organization toward those changes.

    Cons

    Culture change is a long, hard process, especially in higher ed and perhaps most especially in a place as historic and driven by a degree of nostalgia as Moody. Change can take a long time, and some will embrace it enthusiastically while others (who may be lifers) may continue to resist, which can create political sorts of resistance. Some departments are innovating while others may stagnate; crossover is rare but improvements are happening in general. You will never work in a place like this because of the competitive salary or advancement opportunity, but because you serve the mission. If you or your area loses sight of that, then, it can be hard going, but otherwise it can be extremely rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to press for cultural change, especially more innovation and collaboration beyond departmental boundaries. Try to identify departments or employees entrenched in the "old ways" and work against the political inertia to really break things down. Be encouraged to let some of the younger generation take more leadership.



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