Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, great work environment, great people (in 36 reviews)

  • Great people and great atmosphere (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • During the semester you may only work up to 20 hours a week (in 20 reviews)

  • If you work part-time, they will limit the number of hours you can work (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Farm Technician is basically a farm hand that works with faculty and graduate students

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    Former Employee - Farm Technician in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Farm Technician in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working as a student employee has was great. The pay was good and the position offered a lot of flex ability with working and school life. I worked alone most of the time which is nicer than being surrounded by people who did not know what they where doing out there.

    Cons

    They limit the number of hours that you can work during a week to less than 20 hours per week. This is many due to the Federal Government and not the University. Work was slow some of the time. A lot of the graduate students that would have projects out there did not know what they were doing and would make life difficult by breaking equipment and not tell anyone.

    Advice to Management

    The position was good and offered the ability to have a good work and school balance. Some of the graduate students have no clue how to actually do their research. The admittance to the graduate programs of the plant and life science should be stricter.


  2. Y work for Y

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    there are some things positive

    Cons

    there are some things negative

    Advice to Management

    keep it real


  3. Great place to work, but the logistics are lacking

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

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time

    Pros

    They do not micro manage me. They trust me enough to do my job the way I'd like and don't see the need to constantly check up on me or require numbers to judge results.

    Cons

    Part-time staff don't get benefits, are restricted to 28 hrs/week, and I was also told that staff could not teach either, so I'd have to give up my position if I wanted to pursue that.


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  5. Good employment for students

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to campus Incredibly flexible schedule Good programming practice (depending on the position)

    Cons

    Low expectations from employees means poor results. OIT is not very forward thinking. They react rather than be proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait until the last minute to update the C framework. The hindenburg is preparing to land.


  6. Web Designer

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Low stress Nice people Pays decent for what I was doing Nice to work on campus It was cool to see students using what i made

    Cons

    Of course it would be nice to get paid more, but as a student i found it more or less reasonable

    Advice to Management

    It was great most of the time. There were times when I felt I really wasn't actually even needed, but most of the time work was good. I really was surrounded by great people.


  7. Kind of disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -focus on leaning and developing -everybody has similar beliefs (makes it easier to get along sometimes) -people like being here -just a nice place to be

    Cons

    -everybody has similar beliefs (lack of diversity) -reluctant to change -low pay -benefits (apparently working here is benefit enough) -politics/bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas, don't be afraid of change


  8. Epidemiologist

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    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Company, take care of employees, pay scale is high, employees are happy here because of the excellent environment. There is lots diversity. Job selection is on fair basis. There are no means of biases.

    Cons

    This is not a very popular Company. Some people are very disgusting that destroys the work capabilities of others. recruitment is not very frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Management should work very efficiently. take care of the employees. Should create a fair system of giving benefits to all the employees irrespective difference in race and ethnicity.


  9. clerk

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Clerk in Provo, UT

    Pros

    Educational benefits allowed me to get my degree

    Cons

    Closed minded culture after a while


  10. Student Employee

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

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time

    Pros

    BYU is a great work environment that keeps hours restricted to help students focus on their education. They are very flexible and aware that our first priority at the institution is school not work.

    Cons

    The pay at BYU is nowhere near the best. A lot of times I was on the clock as more of a formality and had nothing to do which made me feel bad about the work that I did.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have a plan for the position that you are hiring. Too often I have seen people hired just to try and create more jobs which s great in its own right but leads to frustrated employees.


  11. If Your a Free Spirit Don

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment. Fellow employees can be nice. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No sense of humor Very rigid atmosphere Low pay as compared to outside world

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so rigid and pay employees more instead of using the excuse of "Working for the Lord"



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