Ramsey Solutions Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2020

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3.8
66%
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79%
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Ramsey Solutions CEO David L. Ramsey
David L. Ramsey
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "Then there's the Christmas party(in 22 reviews)

  • "The leadership invests a lot in their team members both professionally and personally(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company has grown significantly in the last couple of years, and with that growth comes some growing pains(in 13 reviews)

  • "Health insurance can be expensive(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work for a reason!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Team in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ramsey Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The team, the leadership, the integrity and the dedication to the mission! It’s a freaking fun place to work and GET to do amazing things. We push each other to grow and go places and be the people we are called to be. We are helping thousands of people every day find hope and encouragement every single day. From Dave, down to the core, this place deeply cares about it’s people and it’s mission. We call it a crusade, because it is. There is so much opportunity, it genuinely feels like we are just getting started.

    Cons

    A minimum of five words is required for this section but I have only one. None.

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  2. "Fun Place to Work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Developer in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Ramsey Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and great people to solve challenging problems.

    Cons

    They don't hire as quickly as needed causing people to extend themselves to 2, sometimes 3 roles.


  3. COVID-19

    "Best Place I've Ever Worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - . 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ramsey Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -The mission: I know the work I'm doing is making a difference in people's lives. What we do has drastically changed my family's lives for the better and it's cool to see everyone around me fighting for the same goal of bringing hope to people... especially during crazy times like this. -Competitive salary: I've done a lot of research on this and it would be very difficult for me to make the same salary somewhere else, especially working only 40 hours per week, and not being in leadership. -Work-life balance: We rarely work over 40 hours a week and your family is prioritized first. With that said, we work extremely hard when we are in the office, and get a lot done. -Devotionals every Wednesday: every week we have a world class speaker come in and pour into the team. It's nice to know the company cares about you as a person and not just what you produce. -Christmas party: The most epic event I've ever been to, and it happens every year! -Leadership: Our CEO deeply cares, and is present. Our Personalities (speakers) are friendly and down to earth people, and the leadership on my specific team is world class. -On-site cafeteria with subsidized pricing: The food is delicious, budget friendly, and a huge time saver. -Debt-Free company: I have never once worried about my job security during Covid.

    Cons

    -Processes: This has been my biggest frustration over my time at Ramsey. Although the company has been around for over 25 years, some processes are non-existent or change every week, so it's hard to manage with everything else on your plate, and then some teams have so much process, it's hard to get anything pushed through to completion. With that said, I believe it's improved every year, so I have a positive outlook on that! -The company hires for humble, hungry, and smart, but on several occasions, I've seen a few senior leaders within the company not exude these qualities. It can be odd at times. -For people who want to work at Ramsey, if you are looking for perfection, you aren't going to find it here. Some days, I get really frustrated, but this place is the best place I've ever worked. At the end of the day, the job is what YOU make it.

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  4. Helpful (29)

    "Fun at a Cost"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ramsey Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of fun events planned for employees. Great cause-driven work opportunity.

    Cons

    Fear mongering can't really even be understood unless you work there. As others have mentioned, Ramsey and leadership perpetually remind employees of how lucky they are to work at Ramsey. This creates an environment of guilt whenever disagreement occurs with leadership. Compensation is tied up in leadership, not sales. On my team at Ramsey, they made a practice of hiring people that would be hard-pressed to find a good job elsewhere. I worked with people that had not completed a college degree yet, flamed out at other jobs, went through rehab, etc. This keeps current employees satisfied with below average pay. While this company champions being not-corporate, you have to play the same games. The scoreboard just looks differently, bizarre at times. How many archaic leadership books written by friends of Dave have you read? Do you have any credit cards? How many Financial Peace courses have you coordinated? These questions along with classic leadership brown-nosing you might find at other companies encompass how to "climb the ladder" at Ramsey. I won multiple awards in my two years at Ramsey. I was viewed as a real "rising star". I worked incredibly hard and blew projections out of the water. I had wonderful relationships with my co-workers and received nothing but high marks on my "People Analyzer" inventory, which ranked how well I exemplify company core values. Seriously, I was nothing if not an exemplary employee here. There were conversations of finding a leadership position for me my entire second year with the company. I left for a better sales role at a different company. I went straight to my supervisor with this news. The next day, my supervisor pulled me into a room during a stand-up meeting my whole team was at. He let me know that, since my heart had left the company, I needed to pack my things. They had me leave before the stand-up meeting ended. Leadership wanted to control the narrative around me leaving; a meeting was called that afternoon for leadership to tell the rest of my team. I was not afforded the opportunity to tell my teammates goodbye or let them know what I was leaving Ramsey to pursue. I gave this place two years of my life, I never came in with less than 100%, and yet I was treated like a stranger on the way out the door. I am not the only one with a story like this.

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  5. "Great People, Great Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ramsey Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture is world class, pay is great, family atmosphere

    Cons

    There are no cons that I have experienced

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Not as good as it seems"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ramsey Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved praying openly with my teammates and leaders.

    Cons

    Stay away from Ramsey Education

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  7. Helpful (36)

    "I desperately wanted to work at the company that lived out these core values"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ramsey Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My sub-team and its leadership were fantastic. I developed lasting relationships with the people I worked alongside day-to-day. Beyond my own team, I learned so much from working with a group of developers that valued doing things with excellence and who understood the impact that each line of code could have on the people we were trying to help. I believed in the mission of the organization and was excited to play a role in giving people hope.

    Cons

    Ramsey Solutions prizes its set of core values. They were printed on the back wall of the conference room and throughout the building for the team to see each day. They have been displayed at events where the company teaches business leaders how they should lead their own companies. Over time, however, I saw a drift away from these values in some of the decisions being made by leadership. On a regular basis, a core value would be presented during the weekly team meeting. The "Crusade" talk would typically conclude with a rousing appeal to the team: if you're not still on this crusade -- if your heart has left the building -- you should take your body with it. I dreaded that particular talk. I firmly believed in what we were doing and I desperately wanted to work at the company that lived out those core values, but I knew that I was eventually going to have to decide whether I believed the company still held to those core values. I believe that the "No Gossip" core value played a large role in this cultural and moral drift. In the beginning, I do believe that taking gossip very seriously led to a healthier workplace environment. However, as the company grew, I believe that it served to make it difficult for individuals to express concerns or criticism about the company's direction and choices. Expressing such concern to a peer could be interpreted as gossip. Expressing it to a leader was the only acceptable option, but if that leader didn't have the authority to solve the problem themselves, their only recourse was to, in turn, tell their own leader. Every team member submitted a weekly report that included their personal highs and lows for the week. They might, therefore, include their concerns there, however, on at least one occasion, my team was told to be careful to not include anything negative in our weekly reports that we had not already discussed with our leader so as to not harm our own reputations. Several years ago, Ramsey Solutions did not win best place to work for the first time in several years. The following year, a board member stood in front of the team and expressed their frustration at this loss. Several individuals had filled their survey in negatively and had included criticisms in the survey comments. The board member made it clear that if individuals had concerns, they should raise them with their leader. If after doing so, they were still unable to fill in the survey positively, they should evaluate why they would choose to work somewhere they could not review positively. Each year I submitted my survey as quickly as I could so I could honestly answer that I did not feel pressured to answer the survey positively. I had come to fear that if I waited, something would be said from stage that would make me feel pressured.

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  8. Helpful (33)

    "A Culture of Fear"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Thompsons Stn, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ramsey Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I loved working at Ramsey Solutions for my first several years. Applying their principles changed my family’s life for the better, and I was thrilled to be helping other people. During those years, my team functioned as a family. We worked hard, and I’m proud of what we accomplished.

    Cons

    My early experiences made it difficult to believe negative reports from former employees. I even defended Ramsey to the point of losing friends. Eventually, I experienced being shamed and manipulated by leadership. I had experienced this in corporate America, but Ramsey was supposed to be different. My team was pushed harder and harder. We reinvented ourselves time and again, and when the results weren’t what was expected, the stress started taking a huge toll. The company bragged about their low turn-over rate, but I regularly watched talented people that I respected either quit or be squeezed out. Those of us in my team who remained were worried about performance, our paychecks, and even our health: mental and physical. While leaders were demanding 150% from me, I didn’t feel trusted or supported. I felt there was no room for ideas outside of those that agreed with what higher leadership had already determined. Cognitive dissonance grew as I wondered why a company that teaches servant leadership didn’t seem to show it. When I took my concerns to my leaders, they shut me down, gaslighted me, and accused me of not trusting them. I couldn’t discuss concerns with colleagues because that was considered gossip. The no-gossip policy only seemed to protect leadership. I wondered what was going on with the company I loved and believed in. This experience didn’t fit with what I believed was the company’s core values. Dave would remind us on stage that we could leave anytime we wanted, and joke that they weren’t a cult. He told us we did “work that matters” and that it was the best place to work (we were strongly encouraged to give perfect scores on the Nashville Best Places to Work survey). It made me feel like if I left, I was somehow not doing God’s work and that I’d never find a better job. My job and my Christian mission felt unhealthily intertwined. I couldn’t lose one without losing the other. There is a term used when people leave the company suddenly: “The Ramsey Rapture.” That’s why it was important to me to leave “on good terms” because I didn’t want to be one of “them.” But leaving on good terms didn’t guarantee my friendships. There are so many good people there. It hurts when some treat you differently or even completely ignore you after you leave. I understand, though. I did it too. It took six months of counseling after I resigned to understand the extent of the abuse I experienced there and to build back my confidence. It took that long to realize that even though I wasn’t perfect, I wasn’t the problem. The problem was a culture of fear - fear of not achieving results, fear of being shamed, fear of gossip, fear of being accused of disloyalty, or not believing in the mission. All of this took place in an organization that claims not to operate from fear. I never imagined I’d be leaving a review like this. But here I am.

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    Ramsey Solutions Response

    May 4, 2020HR Team

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Clearly, Ramsey meant a lot to you over the years, and it’s sad that you left feeling that way. While we don’t claim to have it all together, it sounds like your decision to leave had more to do with a bad personal experience. I wish we could have known at the time and been able to work through it. I don’t think it is reflective of our commitment to our core values. Our core value of Fear Not states that, we don’t make decisions based on fear. There is a difference between company decision-making not being fear-based, and the more real, personal fear we all experience, like fear of perception, performance, etc. Fear is natural. But as a company, we can’t let the fear of growth, new projects or perception get in the way of the second core value I want to call out – Crusade. We’re on a mission to help as many people as we can. We are moving to serve God and the people outside of our walls because that is our mission. We want every team member to enjoy coming to work to help others, and it sounds like some toxic experiences got in the way of that for you. As the Executive Director of HR, I take this very seriously and if you want to talk about this more, feel free to reach out to me directly, at Armando.lopez@daveramsey.com

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Walking the Talk"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Thompsons Station, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ramsey Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Real values, strong culture, passionate engagement in the marketplace, on mission, bold leadership, extreme communication

    Cons

    They are moving in a very specific direction. If you aren't trying to go the same way you will be left behind. That is why you see so many negative reviews for such a great company. They wanted to be carried by their leaders or they don't believe in the purpose of the company so the level of effort does not make sense.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "This mission is the real deal."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ramsey Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Life-changing products, passionate coworkers who genuinely care, innovative technology teams, great personal and professional growth opportunities, leadership with high integrity, modern work environment, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    This is not a con, but it's something to be ready for: the most challenging part about working at Ramsey Solutions is that it pushes you to grow in every area of life. If you're not open to getting outside your comfort zone (in a good way!), this is not the right place for you to work. But if you want to grow as a person and in your professional skill set -- Ramsey is one of the best work environments you could join.

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