Baylor University

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Baylor University Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
80 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I think the smaller school allows faculty and staff to really connect and mentor students (in 3 reviews)

  • Baylor has a lot of great people and a wonderful atmosphere (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is only minimum wage since it is work study (in 5 reviews)

  • Waco is a small city, and there is not that much entertaining facilities (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is a great school. Town is small but really affordable. Pay is good enough.

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Baylor University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very beautiful campus. Friendly people. High ranking in science(My Field). You enjoy the environment and the traditional events. The leadership is wonderful.

    Cons

    The only bad thing is the city is a little small and there is not much fun in there as a large city. However, the university itself has many events.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Find the right department, and your work-study job can be great!

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Baylor University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good to work for some of the professors, they are encouraging and helpful and want you to do your student job well. Others will demand big things with little specificity, this can be stressful. I had a very independent outside-type position and really enjoyed what I did. Others won't be as lucky and will get stuck behind a help desk providing mundane information to others.

    Cons

    If you get a bitter secretary for your training, one wrong move will cost you in office politics, but this is the real world. That will be the case anywhere.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Study Job

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    Former Employee - Archival Assistant in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Archival Assistant in Waco, TX

    I worked at Baylor University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable job that gives you a good sense of how to go about conducting research and hones a wide array of handy skills

    Cons

    Work can be tedious and sometimes overly mind numbing.

    Recommends
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    great work environment

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Baylor University part-time

    Pros

    everyone works together well
    good benefits
    good pay for area
    the ability to collaborate and work in different environments is there but the communications between departments is lacking and therefore hurts the science in which novel ideas may be stifled or never come into fruition because they are unaware of the options

    Cons

    lack of variety
    heavily weighted religious efforts
    too many GREEK life kids
    there can be some favoritism within departments which happens everywhere but I would like to think its not too bad here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more lenient with pushing your religious fervor
    expose kids to more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Learn and Grow

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baylor University

    Pros

    Great school and atmosphere. Small classes and knowledgeable professors. Definitely a school on the rise. Great Accounting program. Sic 'em

    Cons

    Stereotypes are heavily present. Lots and lots of sorority and fraternity members that are exactly what you would imagine them to be like. Obviously many that also break the mold though. Beware of ring by spring.

  7.  

    good to have some money

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Baylor University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    easy work to do and have a balanced work & life

    Cons

    sometimes not so good supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not assign supervisors in a random base

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baylor University as a contractor

    Pros

    The professors are very kind and more than willing to help out if you have a problem. The student to teacher ratio is great relative to state institutions.

    Cons

    The engineering school is still developing so it does not quite have the name recognition.

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  9.  

    Under-qualified and weak leadership who are okay with status quo instead of pushing towards change.

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    Former Employee - Student Life in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Student Life in Waco, TX

    I worked at Baylor University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many tangible perks, hours were consistent and always something interesting going on campus.

    Cons

    Weak leadership without vision in departmental roles. Multiple inappropriate situations where I as a student was blamed instead of leadership taking responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Department leadership needs to be held to more accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working as student has been a good experience..

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Baylor University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Works around student schedule well

    Cons

    Stressful when having a workload with classes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baylor University

    Pros

    Caring people, faith based, great students, traditions, close to other cities

    Cons

    Small city, lack of diversity, college town, long hours, nothing else

    Recommends
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