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United Methodist Church Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Pros
  • I work hard, into tech, I'm what you call a good geek , love working with people (in 2 reviews)

  • Working with people who really care about students (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • been here 24 years time to move on (in 2 reviews)

  • There are no cons for this church (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Youth Pastor in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Youth Pastor in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible fun great memories with students and wonderful lifelong relationships. Working with people who really care about students ! Great trips!

    Cons

    Lots of opinions Lots of pressure long hours late nights spend a lot of weekends away from home teaching students can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Nonr


  2. "Wonderful people"

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    Current Employee - Director of Building Operations in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Building Operations in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They make a difference in the community.

    Cons

    Not for profit and sometimes forget about their employees


  3. "facilities staff"

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    Current Employee - Facilities in Lucas, Collin, TX
    Current Employee - Facilities in Lucas, Collin, TX

    I have been working at United Methodist Church (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    use to be a good place to work.

    Cons

    been here 24 years time to move on .


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  5. "Petty, back-biting manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Love this church and was thrilled to work here. I like the way the denomination practices Christianity with a sense of justice.

    Cons

    A new manager for my agency was hired after I came on board. She seemed insecure in her job and so apparently decided to feel in control of something she needed to micromanage the office staff, a group of intelligent, competent people who loved their jobs and worked hard. Suddenly, none of us knew anything. We constantly walked on eggshells around her, but we could never do anything right. And we never knew when things would come back to bite us -- usually 3-4 months after the incident, and if we contradicted her assessment of what had happened, we were "defensive" and uncooperative. She eventually cleaned house, getting rid of 3/4 of the staff that was in place when she started, within 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    This was a small office; it wouldn't have been difficult to talk with staff when assessing her performance every year. Or how about 360-degree reviews of ALL staff? How about exit interviews with people who suddenly decide to leave?


  6. "Youth Director"

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    Former Employee - Youth Director in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Youth Director in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United Methodist Church part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff, Community, Kids, Abilty to take risks, Support

    Cons

    Commute was the only issue

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your program staff and encourage risk taking. Loved working here!


  7. "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Methodist Church full-time

    Pros

    There is great work to be done, and the volunteers working and local and regional level are top quality. The pay is great. The mission is vital.

    Cons

    You've got to be capable of working inside a bureaucracy with a lot of people who struggle with insecurities and fears in order to thrive working in a multinational church organization. Don't have thin skin, and don't expect people to value excellence. Make your boss look good, and you'll do great.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't trust your employees to both carry out and shape the mission of the church and your agency, you should let them go with generous severance, not abuse them until they quit.


  8. "Working for the Lord"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping profession, flexible, variety, good coworkers

    Cons

    Stress, non profit, workload, resistance to change


  9. "Administrative Asistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working hours, helpful & supportive staff members and volunteers, flexible schedule when needed

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  10. "Good entry position for ministry at my specific church"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small, family atmosphere with caring people

    Cons

    Low pay, and i currently have to also work in the preschool for 25% of my paycheck since my church is so small


  11. "administrative assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time

    Pros

    Can work independently in a small office environment.

    Cons

    Can be a challenge working with volunteers.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit and train volunteers



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