Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
431 Reviews
4.4
431 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Work Environment, Nice City, Collage Town (in 36 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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  1.  

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (BYU Marriott School, Dept. of Organizational Leadership and Strategy)

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Valuable mentoring from professors. Good exposure to research in general and the opportunity to author articles. Work anywhere, anytime.

    Cons

    By nature quite ambiguous at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I had a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Public Relations Features Writer  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Public Relations Features Writer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere with great leadership. They really want you to learn and grow, and they carry the mission statement of BYU through their own departments.

    Cons

    Not much diversity in terms of viewpoints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    BYU review

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    Current Employee - Custodial Crew  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Custodial Crew in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with kind and hard working people.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick with all of the good work.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the most fulfilling jobs I've had.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    The School's values are the best you'll find from any employer. Staff is very caring and, dare I say, spiritual. My work here allowed for much personal growth as I knew that my work was adding to a greater cause.

    Cons

    If working as a student, you are, regrettably slave to Obama care and cannot work longer than 20 hours a week. As a graduate student that limit is raised to 28 hours, but is still a bit of a downer. BYU, however, cannot control or modify that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a good learning experience with lots of opportunities to get involved.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I had many chances to do research with professors. It prepped me to do what I wanted to do in the future. Professors understand that you have a lot of things going on (sometimes they even care).

    Cons

    My only complaint is that I feel like sometimes people focus on religious details rather than people. As a student, you don't really get any benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is a wonderful place to work with immaculate grounds, nice buildings, beautiful people, and an uplifting atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Administrator  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Administrator in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Clean campus, gentle and gracious people, excellent working conditions (in OIT, anyway), and interesting work. The goal of the university - to educate students to go into the world and make it a better place - is supportable and admirable.

    Cons

    Salaries are typically VERY low and employees are expected to consecrate their time and talents to the job with minimal recompense financially. Responsibilities are typically much higher than like positions in industry. For example, I was first hired as a staff employee at half of what industry was paying for a project manager. I was responsible for several million dollars in projects (amounting to nearly twenty active projects). It was crazy. I left to work in industry where I tripled my salary and had my workload reduced to one project that was easily manageable. Then I returned to BYU years later and, because I'd progressed in industry, was hired back as an administrator at 2/3rds of my then current salary but at twice what I was making as a staff employee. You won't get rich working for BYU but it's very secure employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    Great working environment with some of the best people in the world.

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    Former Employee - Computer Support Representative  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Computer Support Representative in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, that is always clean. Strict standards for employees. If you are LDS (Mormon) you will enjoy it here. If you are not you may feel a bit strained.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for promotion. Stiff competition for jobs, Bad weather in this region makes travel difficult in the winter. Parking is difficult, unless you have an "A" parking pass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for opportunities to reward people who are loyal to the University.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have had an outstanding experience researching for BYU.

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

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

    Pros

    You are employed to learn! Grow as you get paid! The culture is, of course, to learn and to learn how to present what you learn in ways that will be respected by prestigious individuals in one's area of study.

    Cons

    As an employee, you are expected to work hard and without getting paid a whole lot; that doesn't necessarily need to be a bad thing though. It depends on your perspective: there are many rewarding features of the job even if the pay is not a big one of those.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Teaching Assistant

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

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours; Access to faculty; Option to work on homework during slow periods; Practice evaluating submitted work. Learning how to properly develop effective learning activities and course projects

    Cons

    Low pay; highly demanding during exam periods - when you have midterms and finals, other students have midterms and finals, so you are grading midterms and finals when you really need to be studying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving better compensation, if not in monetary form, in the form of tuition reimbursement or book discounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great internship at BYU

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    Former Employee - Feature Writer  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Feature Writer in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome culture and great people at University Communications. Seriously the best internship you can have on campus.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. You have to be there for three semesters before you get a raise. That said, it does pay better than most on-campus jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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