Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  • Flexible hours, great work environment, great people (in 36 reviews)

  • Great people and great atmosphere (in 31 reviews)

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  • 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. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule, complete trust from employer

    Cons

    low salary, not enough organization

    Advice to Management

    Make this a career!


  2. Great people, Great Mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission of Brigham Young University is at the core of the work we do. The people are great! The environment is wonderful with the students excited about their future.

    Cons

    Your creativity is suppressed because of the bureaucratic nature of the organization. Ideas from the bottom up are supplanted by ideas from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees! With the amount of red tape that they employees have to go through, it is disheartening when you are not trusted by your supervisor.


  3. Better than UVU

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Better pay, fewer adjuncts, smarter students, better research being done by faculty. Typical benefits (basically none, but bookstore discounts and parking are fine).

    Cons

    Students still cheat and lie (like anywhere). Lots of entitlement and requests for special treatment. Lots of disgruntled faculty, and it gets old listening to them complain.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic about what you can get and what offers are available outside of your school. Only a certain kind of person can tolerate BYU.


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  5. Good Intro B2C Sales job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

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

    Pros

    Best pro - This was definitely a "people" company in my experience. Everyone seemed very friendly and you could be friends with your coworkers. I got great advice from sales people on my team, my manager, my manager's manager and the company training coach. They seemed very understanding about life situations as well. If you've never done sales before, this job will help you learn what it's like as a salesperson even up to the big league B2B jobs. If you don't like being a salesperson here then it's an important indicator that sales may not be for you. The training was good and the job was a great way for me to learn what being a salesperson is about, without walking around neighborhoods in the heat of summer like some intro sales jobs. The lunches on Fridays as a company were always awesome and one of the best parts of the week! WARNING: It can be easy to look at their sales process as "scammy". However, sales is a lot about perspective and a service mindset. The basic idea at MFPC is to help people with their computers, so keep that in mind when talking to people and if they don't want or need your help, wish them a good day and move on.

    Cons

    Though all sales positions are part time (at least while I was there), I recommend against being heavily involved in something else outside of MFPC while working in sales. I tried to be a full-time university student at the same time and it didn't take long to see that one of them had to go, unfortunately in my situation it was the job. A lot of meetings! Seemed like we were always in a meeting and I often felt like they did not apply to me. Also, my team had some issues with unprofessional work conduct including the manager, but I believe the responsible parties were either terminated or demoted and retrained shortly after I left. Last but especially not least: for those with some sales experience, you will notice a misalignment in the sales management at MFPC. They claim to be an outcome-oriented company, but the management is definitely skewed toward a behavior-oriented system.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the small-company feel with everyone getting to know each other, as well as the Friday lunches if possible. This is one of the main reasons that people love it there, when I was there. Also, I recommend figuring out whether you're going for results or behavior from the sales people and manage toward that end, rather than saying one thing and doing something else.


  6. BYU Outdoors Unlimited was great.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked both on the business/marketing side and on the retail side. The team and manager were great. Very fun people. A relaxed sort of job at times, but very rushed at other times.

    Cons

    It gets a little boring when there are lulls in customers, and then super stressful when they all return at the end of the day. As being a BYU entity, some things on the marketing side took a long time to get approved.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice to the management. Maybe try to hire staff members that are polite and personable. Sometimes I saw customers be a little put-off by staff members' subconscious treatment of them.


  7. Good Deal for Students

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    Current Employee - Peer Mentor in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Peer Mentor in Provo, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's really close to classes and easily works with any schedule you have. Wonderful for networking and getting experience within your discipline.

    Cons

    The pay is not very good and there is a limit to the number of hours an employee can work per week.


  8. Tutor

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people and easy work environment, Great place over all.

    Cons

    Could pay a little more, students here work for the minimum wages


  9. Student Developer

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    Former Employee - Student Developer
    Former Employee - Student Developer

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You learn a lot about mocking up web application and basic software design techniques.

    Cons

    Due to some campus policies students can only do so much on the programming and database side of things.


  10. Great community, student jobs are overstaffed

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    Former Employee - Custodian in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Custodian in Provo, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    BYU is a great place to get a student job especially any physical service or food jobs. Great co-workers, friendly supervision.

    Cons

    This might not really be a con, but the jobs were overstaffed. As a custodian it was difficult to find things that actually needed to be done. I found myself making stuff up. Theoretically this would mean the place would be spotless, but the buildings were so old that it always looked dingy. I didn't like to slack off, but it was kind of part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    I think I would just hire less people and require more work to be done.


  11. Editorial Assistant for BYU Independent Study

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I gained a ton of valuable experience in editing, HTML, and InDesign. My boss was relaxed and friendly.

    Cons

    The pay is very low, even for a student job.

    Advice to Management

    Try to up the price and be more clear about deadlines.



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