The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
135 Reviews
4.3
135 Reviews
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints President Thomas S. Monson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is excellent, you will rarely work more than 40 hours in a week (in 10 reviews)

  • Family friendly work environment, meaning they understood family emergencies (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The dress code is business professionals so no slacks and always a suit and tie even during the summer, it gets pretty old (in 5 reviews)

  • The Church is a conservative organization and like most large organizations can have its fair share of politics (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Business Analyst Intern

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Pros

    Good environment, chill coworkers, light work

    Cons

    Not provided enough motivation to go to work
    Not very professional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment. Some weirdness but overall good experience.

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    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and low stress environment. Products are shifting to a more relevant style and the stale-ness is starting to start to fade. Great benefits. You'll never get yelled at. In fact you might never see anger. Only disappointment at best.

    Cons

    Boring. There isn't much of a career path on the creative side of things. Seems like the super nice atmosphere breeds mediocrity. There are some great people and talented artists, they just don't stay as long as they should to really influence the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a work culture that entices talent to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Facilities Manager
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to align work efforts with your religious beliefs. Common values among work associates is also a nice convenience. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Tenure and longevity seems to be more valued than talent and potential. Frustrating to see the politics and lack of taking accountability in church employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with a great atmosphere. Co-workers that share the same values.

    Cons

    Low payscale. Very little recognition of employee contribution. Dress code is VERY formal - suit/tie/coat to work every day at all times (you can take off your suit coat when you're sitting at your desk, otherwise you have to have it on). Very little advancement opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to HR - build a rewards system that actually means something, where employees are rewarded for the work they actually do instead of just giving broad "merit increases" annually to everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stable workplace with satisfying work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great to work with people who have common beliefs and values. Gratifying to work on projects that further the Church's mission. Very accommodating to family life. Great health benefits and 401k matching. Plenty of interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Complicated bureaucracy is frustrating. Some departments aren't great in helping with career development and training.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Processing Clerk III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Processing Clerk III in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great Benefits (ins, PTO, etc)

    Cons

    - Fairly difficult to move up
    - Very specific culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give hard working innovators chances to move up more frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ok benefits. Great food in the cafeteria.

    Cons

    My manager was very lazy and never improved over the 8 years I worked there. I worked at a position that was open 24 hours 7 days a week. The monthly schedule was always a week late coming out for the month currently working. If there was a Holiday that month you just had to wait and see if you were on the schedule. There was also a lot of office problems between co workers that the manager never dealt with. I felt like the manager wasn't always honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employee's. Take a few management classes to prepare you for the job. Try to plan ahead so that your employees can plan ahead for Holidays and the month ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Looking for a new job!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant - Facilities Management in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant - Facilities Management in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work hours at times

    Cons

    Very little if any room for advancement!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Church suggests hiring and promoting from within but they rarely do, why train and encourage growth among employees unless you are actually going to do it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice work environment, dead end career path.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Riverton, UT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Riverton, UT

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Pros

    The people are the best reason for working here. Working with these professionals towards a common goal is very rewarding. The pay is good depending on experience, benefits are great and the dress code is business casual.

    Cons

    The lackadaisical HR department is the biggest con. Promotions for engineers are rare, random and it is common knowledge that leaving and coming back is the only direct route for obtaining the next career level. That is true unless you take the management route, which does have a career path with frequent promotions caused by reorganization opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not commodities or robots. This organization is bleeding a lot of good people and talent because their contributions are not recognized. Get to know the people under your hierarchy and personally thank them for what they do.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Your experience will depend on you

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Pros

    Good people, clean environment, a worthy cause

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy, slow to adopt change, slow to innovate, clear reasoning is often absent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have much

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