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Thrivent Financial Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Very focused on work/life balance" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Thrivent is an especially unique financial firm because it is faith- based" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "High emphasis on life insurance and annuities" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Disconnected from home office HR Resources" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company with amazing benefits and great team leaders

    Cons

    It’s a hard-earned dollar since it’s 100% commission


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid ethics, strong leadership and people oriented

    Cons

    Thrivent sells low value products

  3. "financial representative"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good management, ethical company, good training sessions

    Cons

    very conservative regarding product introduction, weak field support, weak office structuring in field

    Advice to Management

    expand sales support in field


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Just ok."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    There is an underlying Christian value.

    Cons

    At times, this company acts in very non-Christian ways. Regional Management gives attention to top earners and very little attention or support to new reps. There are people in Director and Management and Managing Partner levels that need to move on. They're "grandfathered" in and Thrivent allows sub-par performance for those individuals for years.


  5. "senior accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    great culture, people and very community oriented.

    Cons

    there are no cons that I am aware of.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are pretty friendly. Pay is okay.

    Cons

    Business is struggling. Passive aggressive and old school ways of doing things. because no one ever leaves their jobs. People resist change there.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to embrace new people and new ways of thinking instead of trying to force them to adapt to old ways.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people. Great God."

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    Current Employee - Office Professional in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Current Employee - Office Professional in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are believers in God.

    Cons

    Hard to keep focused on customer when paperwork is complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in prayer

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Even Bother"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Little to none, you are selling a boring product to your friends and family. They say that they don't want "insurance salesmen" but that is exactly what you will be.

    Cons

    Everything. First, the pay structure is 100% commission which is extremely stressful. There is absolutely no company culture whatsoever, and I was often the only person in the office. The place is depressing, unexciting, and uninspiring

    Advice to Management

    Get a different compensation plan, and pretty much change everything about the way you do business


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, rewarding work and mission.

    Cons

    Honestly can't think of anything.


  10. "Going through change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great and fitness center and cafeteria on site are nice perks. Serving the customer comes first. Non profit company and they encourage employees to volunteer as make a diffence in community

    Cons

    Going through leadership changes now and long term strategy is not clear, which can make career opportunities unclear.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the people who work hard and continue the work/family balance this company was once known for that seems to be sliding in wrong direction