The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
114 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 benefits are great and there are outstanding people to work with (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work environment with passionate, dedicated people (in 13 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 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful environment, slow growth in job trajectory (as with most non-profits)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The environment is extremely positive and supportive. The company values are set so clearly and based in scripture. The work-life balance is excellent, you will rarely work more than 40 hours in a week. They are also flexible if you want to come early and leave early or vice-versa.

    Cons

    It will take a while to be promoted. You will have to work a bit extra for an innovative idea to be passed on and enacted. Some people have been there so long they have lost a lot of drive so things can move very slowly. The culture in theory is ideal. In practice, it is a little slow and stagnate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work tied in with the greatest purpose.

    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Riverton, UT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Riverton, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Work with the greatest purpose there is- to help others come unto Jesus Christ.
    Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not all the management is as good as mine was.
    FTE positions seem slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work. Non that I can think of.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful organization and people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work with a wonderful sense of purpose. Work colleagues are among the finest in any workplace I have been.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, though tremendously rewarding career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-level managers are not always responsive to team member concerns. It seems as if they are more interested in building their careers, often at the expense of everyone around them. Because the Church is hierarchal in structure, senior managers tend to side with mid- and lower-level managers when team members voice concerns. This leaves many individuals feeling harassed and without an advocate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful cause and colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

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

    Pros

    You work with great people, and there is a lot of opportunity to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Some policy issues regarding pto, also a lack of competitive achievement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Experiences within Church employment vary widely from department to department depending on current management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    A sense of mission and shared goals. This is a family-friendly place to work. You will have a sense of being part of a larger worldwide effort.

    Cons

    Managers are people first and Church members second. Most are very good to work with but there are some you may have personality conflicts with. Take off the rose-colored glasses and do your best work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people, not just to your directors. You may be getting a filtered message. I have had many experiences with this kind of bottom up filtering. You may think that your experience and opinion are obvious but then you will be surprised when decisions are made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Organization with great purpose

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I've been able to work on meaningful projects here and there have been great people to work with.

    Cons

    Like any big organization, there are politics. Innovation is hard to accomplish here with all the red tape.

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

    A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working alongside good, friendly people with high moral and ethical values. Medical and health benefits are the best in the country. Competitive salaries. Safe working environment. They provide all the best resources and support you need to do your work.

    Cons

    Way too much management and not enough boots on the ground. They tend to hire too many layers of management, creating too much work for the "workers" to do. Change is sometimes too slow and frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More managers do NOT make for better processes and workflow. Way too many managers!!! Not enough workers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Different, but good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I like working for a cause greater than shareholder value.
    Praying before meetings is awesome.
    There are some wonderful people who work here.

    Cons

    Advancement happens at a glacial pace.
    Culture resists change instead of embracing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of finding all stars outside Church employment to come in, build the great people who already work for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work to family life

    Cons

    Not very competitive pay wise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider what competitors pay

  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Engineer Intern  in  Riverton, UT
    Current Employee - Database Engineer Intern in Riverton, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice and approachable. The management seems to be really good, especially when I hear about other companies and how it's like.

    Cons

    I really haven't found any yet. Sometimes it does take awhile to get things done because there are formalities to go through but that is to be expected of a big corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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