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Thrivent Financial Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Thrivent Financial President & CEO Bradford L. Hewitt
Bradford L. Hewitt
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Pros
  • Flexibility in many areas for work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • High value to employees and members, faith-based financial service corporate organization (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a strong top-down emphasis on product - particularly insurance and annuities (in 8 reviews)

  • Disconnected from home office HR Resources (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Associate"

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance was great. Awesome company to work for. They go miles for their clients.

    Cons

    Commission only pay is tough for a young college grad.

    Advice to Management

    We could use greater product training and longer time under salaried compensation.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love that the company makes it easy to make a difference in the community through the VTO (volunteer time off) policy, there is great work/life balance and flexibility depending on department. Great location in skyway and lots of opportunities to get involved in other projects. Great ratings, good people and real impact.

    Cons

    It is an inflated company so at times it can move very slow.

  3. "Financial Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Help Christians live generously and prepare for the future

    Cons

    Selling is tough. Minimum standards.


  4. "Wonderful Culture!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Everyone willing to talk to you and help you out.

    Cons

    No negatives, absolutely loved working here.


  5. "Least Ethical Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, pension and 6% match on 401k

    Cons

    Talk behind your back. Lie, cheat to get over you

    Advice to Management

    Replace the Whole HR department would be where to start. Because when they say something, and you question them they make it seem like you are not important and can't tell you what policies or procedures are.


  6. "Most Ethical Company 2015"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Petaluma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High value to employees and members, faith-based financial service corporate organization

    Cons

    Christian and common faith bond only

    Advice to Management

    Invest in local ethnic communities with salary employment and benefits to support local agents and clients. The corporate centralized business model is impersonal.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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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

    Culture and employees are friendly and always willing to help

    Cons

    A lot of pressure from some manager and micromanagement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tried Many Firms and Decided to Stay Here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time

    Pros

    Strong, competent leaders who are long-term oriented and receptive to new ideas, professional staff, and a solid product mix.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of turnover, so that can limit growth opportunities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Community Engagement Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Engagement Leader in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Community Engagement Leader in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work independently, Ability to customize/tailor role, Invaluable experience

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, Low support, No professional growth/development support


  10. "Principal"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Principal in Appleton, WI

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at Thrivent

    Cons

    If you leave tough to get back in


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