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Unity School of Christianity Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Non-Profit that has great potential if Leadership sticks to core values and doesn't reach for pie in the sky."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Unity Village, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Unity Village, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Unity School of Christianity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked with good people in my division, with a good sense of unity. The benefits are above average. The overall culture is very inclusive, if at times a bit unusual.

    Cons

    Below average pay, with little or no cost of living increase and zero merit raises. Actual training classes in learning new software, techniques, skill & systems; and not just Lynda.com when one has the "spare time" to cram it in. The system of "goals" is nebulous to worthless. It was almost impossible to reach an exceeds goal. Areas of management and departments/divisions were often seemed to be not on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    "Walking the talk" and such homilies were often touted. The CEO and the some of the leadership need to learn that for themselves and not just mouth it. It could be a great place to work; but too often management either micro-manages or gives no real or conflicting guidance.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Dichotomy of "Unity""

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Unity Village, MO
    Current Employee - Specialist in Unity Village, MO

    I have been working at Unity School of Christianity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Four-day work week. (However, this can also be a drawback when you're working with essentially a part-time staff. Most senior employees have saved up hundreds of hours of PTO and are missing in action for weeks at a time by year's end.)

    Cons

    Just trying to explain what this organization is points to its weakness. A seminary? A 24-hour prayer hotline? A radio station? Publisher? Retreat center? On the advice of a high-priced consultant it changed name from Unity School of Christianity to Unity World Headquarters, but did little to change its flawed organizational structure. Headquarters of what, exactly? Most people assume its the organizational base for Unity churches, but it's not. Of importance to job seekers: Because it is a religious nonprofit, it has opted out of unemployment benefits. If you are laid off from this organization, you cannot collect unemployment from it. Sadly, if you are attracted to the organization because you value Unity beliefs, you may well be disappointed in how they manifest in this environment.

    Advice to Management

    There is something wrong with the framework and it's not going to be solved by denying appearances and reciting affirmations. Administration and Board of Directors are clearly at odds.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good working conditions, good management."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Unity Village, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Unity Village, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Unity School of Christianity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    4 day work week, cafeteria on grounds

    Cons

    lay offs constantly, no stability


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fair place to work, decent wages & semi friendly managers"

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere....but stay away from the President's office....she bites!

    Cons

    Low pay, absolutely no advancement & treating people like you want to be treated yourself, means NOTHING!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No compassion or communication"

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

    I worked at Unity School of Christianity full-time

    Pros

    Admirable mission, beautiful grounds, four-day work-week.

    Cons

    People are fired at-will without being put on performance review plans. Many long-term employees with "that's the way we've always done it attitudes." Low pay. Raises when they have the money. Top-down management. Lack of communication between employees and management. Low morale. Understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Think of how Myrtle Fillmore would have treated employees every time you consider letting someone go.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Generally a disheartening experience for most"

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

    I worked at Unity School of Christianity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are nice.
    The grounds are beautiful.
    Sometimes you can get to live on grounds, which is beautiful.
    If you like Unity as a faith, there is a lot available for you there.

    Cons

    Management is not in alignment with their own values.
    People are not paid well on the lower level jobs - they are paid as they have always been - not well. Those wages have not gone up ---but to maintain upper level "talent" - those wages are really impressive. So you are working and doing the work of several people even - and not making what you should to function in the world.
    As a company - they seem to want to benefit from spiritual principles - but do not want to invest in them - or the people who visit the village for them. They want to invest in spiritual principles enough to make money.
    People on the bottom are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Either believe in the Unity movement - and embrace that - or give this land back to the people of Unity. Pay your people better.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overwork people."

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

    I worked at Unity School of Christianity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supervisor was a fair person.

    Cons

    No benefits and advancement is very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Get your employees better benefits and hours.