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Wycliffe Bible Translators Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "WBT USA review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Opportunity to serve overseas

    Cons

    Away from family and friends overseas


  2. "Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Trying many good things like Docker, etc.

    Cons

    Management is seeking it's place within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and communication more.


  3. "Customer Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, there is nothing worth working for.

    Cons

    Pro manager watching everything you do. No trust.

    Advice to Management

    Don't back stab your employees.


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  5. "Mission focused, corporate brain"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They really care about you. Really. I never felt so loved.

    Christ-centered workplace with daily devotions and scripture everywhere you look.

    Ample leave and sick time. They also work with families to arrange working remotely or bringing an infant to work with you.

    Great food on site.

    Employee enrichment through weekly worship, as well as retreats and Scripture Celebrations break up the monotony of an office job.

    Cons

    Narrow worldview. While I believe in the mission, I had a more liberal theology than most of my coworkers and worked to avoid biting discussions and hot topics.

    Bureaucracy can limit how well the mission is carried out.


  6. "Assist missionaries with budgets and communicato to WO (Wycliffe Organization) for approval or changes needed."

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    Former Employee - Missionary Budget Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Missionary Budget Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Made many missionaries happy with being able to remain in the field. Used accuracy and encouragement to uplift their spirits.

    Cons

    They made the budget form so easy that missionaries did them themselves and thus my position was no longer needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good personnel by utilizing their gifts and abilities to help others. that may be lacking those things.


  7. "Reaching the Bibleless peoples of the World"

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    Former Employee - Missionary in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Missionary in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Providing the Bible to people who can read it in the language that speaks to their heart is priceless
    Interacting with people from around the world who are following God's call on their lives to also serve

    Cons

    Churches and individuals can be shortsighted in supporting missionaries with the finances needed for daily living

    Advice to Management

    It may be time to rethink the support model for individual missionaries as the current culture is no longer thinking about long-term continuous giving to support missionaries


  8. "Absolutely amazing place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time

    Pros

    The office is full of truly great people. The people there truly care about each other.

    Cons

    There really are not many cons, but it was a frustratingly slow process to get new things implemented at times.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, awful paid-employee vs. support staff dichotomy,"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Coworkers are enjoyable, friendly, and will never say a bad thing about anyone.
    - Company (generally) respects families and is willing to work with you for appointments, etc.
    - The IT team is excellent for an NPO.
    - Benefits are ok - sick time accumulates fast.

    Cons

    - Definitely an "inner circle" type company with a cast system.
    - Your worth as an employee is dependent on how well you drink the kool-aid.
    - If your theology is anything but emergent, you'll have a hard time at HQ.
    - The current business/company structure is unsustainable.
    - Medical costs are high due to a high average age.
    - Directors are assigned without proper experience, and have no accountability. Support staff suffers because of that. The organization would crumble without their support staff, and yet they are treated as less-valuable.
    - Conflict-management or personality differences on teams are handled by axing the lowest person in the caste system.
    - It's very much about who you know, who you spend time with outside of work hours, and how much you are willing to brown nose.
    - The people in HR that handle reviews, write-ups, and ultimately firing people are incompetent, don't listen, and don't read documentation presented to defend cases.

    Advice to Management

    - Find new HR staff that actually want to listen to paid employees.
    - Learn to value administrative staff more, and have a more effective way of handling conflict.


  10. "Great place for those called to be there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time

    Pros

    Very committed to their goal of completing all translations of the Bible

    Cons

    It's difficult sometimes to engage with donors who only give to members


  11. "Missionary/Linguist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wycliffe Bible Translators full-time

    Pros

    This is a high quality organization that does great translation and literacy work. They encourage you to use your talents both for your own specific project as well as the organization as a whole.

    Cons

    They have made some changes to determining your salary and budget that have made it more difficult to operate when unexpected work and living expenses arise.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the translator when you make new requirements for your employees. Remember they often don't have good internet and their lives are very complex. They don't need more paperwork or frustration in their lives.


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