Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

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  1. Working for BYUI is okay at best

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Rexburg, ID
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Rexburg, ID

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The schedule is very flexible for classes. There are many opportunities to learn and make mistakes.

    Cons

    Everything is student run so you can forget about accurate information, training, or reasonable accommodations. There is a lot of information lost from actual policies and the policies students make up to keep from having to look something up or ask someone. Compensation is insulting for the more technical jobs on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a rigid training regiment for all new employees so that students don't get away with working 2 hours a week for a month because they don't know what is going on or who to go to to find work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Low pay, great people

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    Current Employee - Student Secretary in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Student Secretary in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great atmosphere

    Cons

    lower pay than you can find other places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay to retain!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Frustrating!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people and the benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for women. Attitudes are mid-century towards women working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train management in equal opportunity!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. BYU Independent Study

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There were a lot of really fun people to work with. Direct supervisors can be fun if you are around a long time and if you get along with them well. Some of the time there is lots of time for homework.

    Cons

    Major disconnect between policy makers and those who execute the policy. Management seems distant and disinterested in the company culture. It is really easy to not do a lot of work so those who do work carry much more of the load. Training sessions are ineffective and juvenile. They consistently ask for suggestions but make no changes. Recognition is awful, you can do great work but they will give you nothing or just a candy bar or something. They said if you did your job you would get three raises a year but they never can do the raise evaluations required for a raise so you never really get one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the people doing the work say. The ones who actually interact with the students/customers know what changes would be good. Do something to show you actually appreciate employees (besides a candy bar) for extra work they do or for being outstanding. Follow the raise protocol that you outlined in the job interview.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Senior Management has no clue what is really going on at their properties.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Leasing in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Property Leasing in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay better than most housing communities.

    Cons

    Middle management lacks people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Difficult Bureaucracy and Low pay

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    Current Employee - Translator in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Translator in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working in a religious environment where you can generally trust others, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The pay here is pitiful, and there are few chances for significant growth. The upper level of management places a stranglehold on creativity and flexibility. It is extremely difficult to make any beneficial changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to streamline processes and requests. There is so much control over every single issue that it is difficult to get anything done.

    Doesn't Recommend

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