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Thrivent Financial Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Thrivent Financial President & CEO Bradford L. Hewitt
Bradford L. Hewitt
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  • Very white and male - very few women and people of color at the company, even fewer in leadership positions; often has an old boys network feel to it (in 7 reviews)

  • There is a lot of talk about helping people but if you do not sell enough life insurance and annuities, there becomes more pressure to sell than help (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. They seem to value their employees, and depending on your manager, are willing to help you work up the career ladder.

    Cons

    Changes are made slowly - some managers are too set in their ways. My manager in particular was easy to talk to, but didn't follow through with promises and didn't always appreciate suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees... be proactive with change instead of reactive.


  2. "Financial Company grounded in Faith"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Customer Care Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Customer Care Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Volunteer Paid Time Off, Pension Plan, matching 401k at 6% for Corporate employees

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth or promotion

    Advice to Management

    Move those knowledgeable into management roles using not only experience but education.


  3. "Financial Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uncapped commission and faith based

    Cons

    Management is really pushing to sell life insurance now. Faith based


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  5. "Financial Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility for business owners

    Cons

    Lack of management support and direction


  6. "Financial Associate"

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

    I worked at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great organization with a great community. The branch partners are always there to help you in the training process and will stick their neck out for you.

    Cons

    Strict corporate policy.
    It's a sales job, so no guaranteed base pay.


  7. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work! Excellent people!

    Cons

    Large organization, hard to make quick changes.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Impossible to move up"

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

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Stable work place. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Currently only hiring outside. If your internal you wont move up. Low industry pay.

    Advice to Management

    Thrivent used to be top notch as far as employers go. Times are changing and you need to realize that. You are quickly falling behind and your reputation shows.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great company where management goes the extra mile to support your success!

    Cons

    Ups and downs in appointments and pay!


  10. "Office Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Professional in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Office Professional in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small, friendly office environment. Ability to create and maintain relationships with clients. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Most Office Professionals work directly for the Financial Representatives who are independent contractors, they therefore do not have to offer benefits with the position.


  11. "A Great Place to Work for 5-10 Years, But Things Move Slowly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I only know about working in the corporate office, so if you are interesting in a sales career at Thrivent, this review isn't for you.
    The best thing about Thrivent is that you will almost certainly never have to ever work more than 50 hours in a week. This means that most people choose to spend that extra time on their personal/family life. For me, it's meant that if I put in 60 or 70 hours per week in the office, I can chip away at the outdated. I am able to get 50% more done than my peers and affect change throughout the organization, but no one is forcing me to do so...

    Cons

    Turnover is actually really low at Thrivent, and this is the opposite from most companies, but it has its own problems.
    For example, if you want to take on additional responsibilities/compensation in the company, you're either going to have to wait for someone else above you to get promoted or be comfortable with a lateral move to another division every 2-3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Professional development is something that most Thrivent employees have to instigate themselves. There is no mentorship program or leadership/rotational program.
    I think that creating something like this for new/young employees would be a game changer for recruiting fresh talent. The problem is... what are you going to do with them after they complete their stint?



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