For the second year in a row, Faithlife was named one of Glassdoor’s top ten small to medium sized businesses to work for in the country.
It’s no secret that Faithlife has always been a little different. We have no HR department. We give employees unlimited vacation. Our company manual is one page.
To some, that may sound like a recipe for disaster. It’s unconventional. But you should know: Glassdoor selects from thousands of companies all across the United States based on employee surveys. We like it here. So we said so.
“We offer our employees more autonomy, less bureaucracy, and more reason to be personally invested in the company,” said Bob Pritchett, Faithlife president and CEO. And it’s true. Every couple of months, Bob hosts an “Ask Anything” meeting that’s open to all employees, where anyone is welcome to ask Bob . . . anything! From sales goals and what comes next, to company mistakes and what we’re learning, Bob models the openness and honesty he desires in our company culture. Everyone has a voice and the opportunity to make their voice heard.
Faithlife began in 1992 with a handful of people and an idea: help people study the Bible. Today, Faithlife is serving the church with more than Bible software. We provide church presentation software, a Christian ebook app, beautiful Bible art, a better way to reference Scripture, a church communication tool, the world’s smartest humanities software, and much more.
With so many directions to go in, it’s easy for employees to find a career path they can be passionate about. Even with over 400 of us, every person has a place, a purpose, and room to grow.
Part of what’s made Faithlife such a great place to work are the very things that make Faithlife so unconventional. Our company manual is short and sweet because our mission is simple: “to serve the church.” The values that help us carry out our mission can be summarized in four words: “Honor God. Love others.” Our company values encompass the way we treat each other, our customers, and our work. We balance the productivity that makes us successful with an emphasis on people that helps us care about our relationships to others.
Every summer we bring interns—about 50 of them—to experience what it’s like to work at Faithlife. Unlike many intern environments, our interns are treated like employees. We pay them, and we give them challenging jobs that help them grow into valuable employees, not leftover tasks that make them feel like the bottom rung of a corporate ladder. Every intern gets a mentor—an employee they work alongside who can walk them through their job and help them adjust to day to day life here. If they’re still enjoying their work at the end of the internship, we often keep them! (That’s actually how I got started here about a year and a half ago.)
We celebrate success and the awesome people who make it happen. We nominate each other for awards to recognize when someone is growing or goes above and beyond. We advocate on behalf of each other, so even in a company this size, no one is left to fend for themselves. We work in teams, and those teams have fun together outside of work (and even during work).
It’s official: Faithlife is one of the best places to work in the U.S. Check out our careers, or apply for one of our internships (marketing or software development), and you too could find yourself saying, “I love my job.”