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North American Mission Board Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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  1. "Middle Ground"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at North American Mission Board (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (healthcare is top-notch), facilities, vacation time

    Cons

    Majority male leadership with no opportunities of advancement for women, some environment of fear based off of constant change


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    "Good Ole Boy Network - Where pastors go to retire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at North American Mission Board full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits package - but you can get good benefits in other companies
    Most employees are there for the right reason

    Cons

    Senior Leadership is made up of current Presidents buddies from the same church. Top Management are ex-Pastors that only have one business view/model. NAMB is a floundering company that is absent of its own identity. they cannot measure their impact on what they do, so they keep changing direction. Clearly a male dominated, top-down management style with little to no vision for productive growth. although very "busy" doing work, they cannot direct their Conventions, Associations, or Churches to adopt standards or best practices because of a flawed business model that all entities are autonomous.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending God's money to satisfy your own desires.


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    "Great Benefits but not an EOE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at North American Mission Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great facilities, quality employees, authentic desire to advance the gospel.

    Cons

    Boy's club mentality, Male SLT and managers make decisions, women expected to pull off miracles to make it happen. Do more with less translates to overworked staff with less pay. Competent producers receive more work but not more compensation. No opportunity for advancement for female emploees.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for insight from those actually doing the work.
    Address the sexism that exists instead of hiding behind the code of conduct.
    Lead by example and with integrity instead of creating a culture of fear. You can't scare up loyalty.
    Show authentic appreciation by leveling the playing field; not by giving a half day off to the secretaries.
    Recognize that honest, informative feedback is not negativity or an indication that someone is not a team player.
    Be Kingdom minded within NAMB!


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  5. "Long-term student missionary"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Cookeville, TN
    Current Employee - Intern in Cookeville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North American Mission Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    limited job positions available across the country


  6. "NAMB Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North American Mission Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    co workers are awesome.. Nice building to work in. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    SLT need help with management style.


  7. "It's great to work with an organization that shares your life purpose."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North American Mission Board full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive culture with common vision. Excellent benefits. The staff by its nature has a lot of things in common, so it's easier to get past minor personality conflicts.

    Cons

    Passion to maximize effectiveness of donations sometimes leads to a bit of overload, but on the flipside this forces staff to find more efficient ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great!


  8. "Children's minister"

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    Former Employee - Children's Minister in Trenton, MO
    Former Employee - Children's Minister in Trenton, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North American Mission Board part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    leadership and values line up with the bible.
    they will work well with all employees.

    Cons

    low income, they do not offer benefits and there is no room for advancements.


  9. "More With Less"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North American Mission Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous vacation paid time off. Good medical benefits. Personal trainer and gym on site. Cafeteria on site. Pleasant work environment with all the latest technology.

    Cons

    "Do More with Less" is the mantra at NAMB. That translates to using minimal staff and maxium output. Be prepared to be overworked, stressed and under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and offer rewards and incentives. Don't work some people into the ground and have others who hardly do any work.


  10. "Great place to learn and gain expertise and experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Work with smart and extremely competent people
    Management does lend an ear to opinion and ways to change the culture

    Cons

    You will have to deal with some office politics but i guess it is not different than any other workplace


  11. "NAMB, Passionate About Sharing Christ, Starting Churches & Sending Missionaries"

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    Current Employee - Ministry Assistant in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Ministry Assistant in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    They do wonderful work throughout North America by planting churches, sharing Christ, sending missionaries. The Disaster Relief Team is like the Marines, "First In, Last Out." They are truly a caring group of people. If an employee is ill and cannot work, the company just don't toss you to the curb. They work with you and people can donate their leave. The employees are passionate about their work and it shows in the number of people they reach yearly.

    Cons

    I wouldn't call it a downside. As with most people you want more pay. I'm learning to be a good steward over what I do have and pray that God will reward my faithfulness in the small things. NAMB is passionate about seeing lost souls saved and thus there are times when I feel pressued that I'm not doing enough to reach the lost.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek the Lord in your decision making for where we are going as an organization. Continue to not only ask management for their advice but also the "little people" who deal with things daily that go unnoticed. Continue to pray for God and work toward making NAMB an organization thatothers will want to use as a measuring stick. We're on our way to doing even greater things for the Kingdom.


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