Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
490 Reviews
4.4
490 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work environment is very LDS, and so very nice and everyone wants to help everyone (in 36 reviews)

  • great people to work with, great institution that is getting better each year (in 31 reviews)


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

  • Sometimes communication can be an issue because all student employees are part-time (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work. Great work environment.

    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is positive, and constructive.

    Cons

    My pay as a research assistant is not the best, but at least I am getting paid as an undergraduate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    not a lot of room for growth if you are a part-time employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at BYU has been marvelous. I have worked in two different entities and things have only gotten better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant PR Coordinator in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant PR Coordinator in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    I have a great working environment and I have the opportunity to earn more money as well as take on projects for which I have a passion.

    Cons

    Obviously, part-time employees don't get paid time off or benefits like that. Other than that, no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved mentoring students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great work environment, great people. Obviously the institutional values were determined but the sponsoring institution and contributed to the great culture.

    Cons

    Very hierarchal, high emphasis of a degree to gain credibility. Personal growth opportunities were available and encourage. Pay is always behind the curve of the public sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    For a student taking classes, BYU is a great place to work and balance your school work.

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    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, great supervisor, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    There can be long days especially when it's hot during the summer and there are lots of weeds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They were a good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, weekends off, friendly management.

    Cons

    Some coworkers were very immature, and you have to live in Provo...enough said.

  8.  

    I have enjoyed it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructional Design Assistant in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Instructional Design Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Learn instructional design principles and work with great people.

    Cons

    Little latitude for course improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let loose :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good for students

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good to work for as a student because they are flexible with your schools schedule. Good resume building.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as good as what you can get off campus. Not a lot of opportunity to move up in the workplace but I worked there as a student so not a big deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

  10.  

    Great job, hit or miss management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    I worked as an MTC teacher. The best part is that you get to work with young men and women who are excited about missionary work, you get get to keep up your mission language, and you have frequent spiritual experiences. Working at the MTC was the perfect student job. It paid relatively well and it was rewarding in other ways.

    Cons

    Sometimes management was good and sometimes it wasn't. I resented managers who tried to micro manage and guilt teachers into compliance. The hours were sometimes hard, I almost always had to work either Friday or Saturday night from 6pm-9pm, and whether it was evening or not I always had to work on Saturdays so basically I never had a full weekend day. The monotony of the lesson plans can be tough if you're not willing to think outside the box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to guilt teachers into complying with certain rules or processes; usually your teachers are pretty upstanding people, so just give them some general guidance and let them do their thing.

  11.  

    "Wellness Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    You work with really great people who have high standards and share values. If you are a student, they are very willing to work with your schedule to allow for your education to come first.

    Cons

    There is very little room for growth. It's structure is pretty rigid, so once you're in a position, you pretty much stay there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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