Thrivent Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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3.4
56%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
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Thrivent Chief Executive Officer Teresa J. Rasmussen
Teresa J. Rasmussen
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very family friendly company and values work-life balance(in 55 reviews)

  • "Very ethical company with Christian values(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "The place is too white & Christian(in 34 reviews)

  • "Disconnected from home office HR Resources(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Solid"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent full-time

    Pros

    Fortune 500 Company, Great people

    Cons

    Commission based after licensing and 2 month training

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of change going on during COVID. New CISO and managers who are clueless.

    Cons

    Great organization with amazing values.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Change is needed. Change is hard."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Union Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Thrivent full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Overall wonderful experience. A series of managers who invested in me, strong ethics. As a small division, the CU allowed me to gain understanding of the operations of an entire self-contained company, while also learning about the dynamics of a Fortune 500 company. Strong leadership at the Thrivent Enterprise level willing to bear the pain of change for the sake of doing what is necessary and right.

    Cons

    Lots of change. Pain of change. This change is GOOD, needed, and long overdue. But this change is hard. I left because: 1) Within certain divisions, the Old Boys Club protects their own at the expense of a generally toxic environment. As is always true, maintaining this power structure comes at the expense of those on the outside. 2) Structural changes in Minneapolis that aren’t met with compensatory factors. For example, I support the push toward public transit, but it makes the stopping point at end-of-day more rigid, leaving loose ends. This could easily be solved by allowing WFH to wrap these up. When I requested WFH access, I was essentially told to stop acting entitled. 3) A loud proclamation from CU leadership about “not just handing out promotions.” Word got around and 25% of the Mpls CU workforce left for jobs elsewhere, when competitors determined they had earned those “handouts.” 4) Difficulty advancing through middle ranks. Was a great place to learn early in my career, and seems to be great for seasoned pros. But there’s a lack of coaching and support in the middle zone. 5) It’s difficult to translate Thrivent CU experience go outside companies. The longer I waited, the harder it would become.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you can produce"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Thrivent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid training, health benefits, 401(k), pension

    Cons

    Small salary and inconsistent paychecks

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thrivent full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance and excellent retirement plan

    Cons

    High turnover of leadership and changing direction.

  6. "Overall Review"

    4.0
    • 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 Thrivent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A solid place to work. This company has invested in my professional development and has provided opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    They are on a cultural journey and for individuals who identify as a minority may have some difficulty adjusting.

  7. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, good people, leadership makes solid choices.

    Cons

    Really the same people problems you experience at any large organization.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate Producer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thrivent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company. Does great for the community & great products

    Cons

    Tactics our outdated and process clients go though are slow and long.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company if it's the right niche and fit for you."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Financial Associate 

    I have been working at Thrivent full-time

    Pros

    Great proprietary insurance products (life, disability, long term care, annuities).

    Cons

    Clients must be Christian to qualify for proprietary insurance products. Very little focus on assets under management. Virtually all their prospecting materials focus on Christians.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "I worked at Thrivent as a full-time employee from 2006 through 2019."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Owner 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thrivent full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, caring employees and leaders, part of the mission is great (i.e., growing communities and donating to important causes).

    Cons

    I've not heard great things since the voluntary and involuntary lay-offs last year (2019) and I voluntarily left. Leadership only wants "yes" people. If you have an opposing opinion, don't you dare share it.

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