Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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4.3 409 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Brigham Young University (BYU) President Cecil O. Samuelson

Cecil O. Samuelson

(259 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Work Environment, Nice City, Collage Town(in 35 reviews)

  • great people to work with, great institution that is getting better each year(in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • During the semester you may only work up to 20 hours a week(in 16 reviews)

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

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    A great place to work

    IT Engineer (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsGood environment, people are patient, and lots of freedom in how things are done.

    ConsSome departments are staffed too low, resulting in a lot of responsibility being placed on too few people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Student

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsPeople shared your beliefs if you're Mormon. If you aren't, things are difficult and awkward. People are generally friendly.

    ConsAwkward place to be if you ever want to express differing opinions. Not an environment conducive to all types of learning

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers, but upper management is irresponsible and prone to tantrums

    Fire Alarm Technician (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsWorking with clean-cut people with generally high morals. Opportunity for self and spouse to take classes for free.

    ConsUpper management individuals push their personal agendas and play favorites. Hard to see such waste and misappropriation of funds. Upper management often behaves childishly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementForget about yourself and think about what is best for your employees, the students, and the university as a whole.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked in public relations.

    Public Relations Specialist (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsI really liked that there was a lot of flexibility. I basically made my own hours and no one cared as long as I got the work done. This was a very attractive trait to me of this workplace. I also thought I was paid well for what my work entailed. Since I am Mormon, I appreciated the general understanding BYU had of my religious beliefs and respect of my personal religious standards of behavior.

    ConsThe worst thing about working for BYU is the very conservative work and religious policies. Sometimes these policies are just plain annoying and hard to work with. I am a practicing Mormon and believe in my religion, but I still felt very frustrated at times with the policies because I felt like they were somewhat intrusive into my daily life and decisions. Mainly, it was fear of Honor Code repercussions when I knew I had done nothing wrong.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnforce the Honor Code in a reasonable manner: if it honestly doesn't matter, be chill about it. If it does matter, enforce! Main problem working here is the stress of the Honor Code and BYU's inconsistencies in enforcement of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good

    Accountant (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    Prosgood people, learning experience, great people, diversity

    Conslow salary, personally don't like the weather, many meetings

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work while in school

    Graphic Design TA (Former Employee) Laie, HI

    Prosflexible hours, great environment and great morals

    Consminimum wage for students, not many positions for graduates as students get first priority

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    BYU

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Simmons, MI

    Prosneed to focus on the research results with notes and always ask new questions to check your own understandings

    Conshard to fellow up with the seniors sometimes but they are easy to communicate and be friendly to you always

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Accounting Clerk (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsGreat place to work with great people

    Consnot much diversity in what you can do

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    Good experience overall but not super exciting in either of my jobs; Food was first job, then research job

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    Pros-Easy to get any job on campus
    -Meet some fun friends. In both of my jobs I met great people who were there to have a good time and enjoy the college experience. Some even aspired for a lot of good things in their futures
    -Good to get started on working
    -Research job was very flexible with time and balance of family/work.

    Cons-Both jobs were boring at times.
    -Management in the food job was not the best. They were never there. Management in the research was great except for the sense of direction and vision were pretty fuzzy.
    -Time isn't flexible in the food job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor the food: Give a compliment for good work to any of the workers at least once.
    For the research: Provide a little more direction and vision to help with initial learning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great working experience

    Computer Technician (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsFlexibility, Development of career skills, management oppotunities

    ConsSometimes an uptight environment. My office was great but many others are harder to work for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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