Baylor University Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Baylor University President Ken Starr
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Pros
  • Great work environment; people seem to really enjoy the university environment at a private school; great time off (in 4 reviews)

  • Small classes and knowledgeable professors (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Student worker jobs are federal work study jobs so the pay is minimum wage (in 6 reviews)

  • poor situation around campus, Waco is a small city (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Baylor Library Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baylor University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working there, the staff were friendly and helpful if we had questions and were clear about what we needed to do. They were also pretty flexible about occasionally changing hours if we needed time for schoolwork or projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was a little awkward to wait around until someone had something for us to do. There were a few tasks we could do if the staff were busy or elsewhere but in general we had to wait to be assigned something. We were usually assigned something for the day but once that was done there wasn't a clear list.

    Advice to Management

    Give students a clearer list of tasks and let them have a little bit more autonomy in working. I enjoyed working there though and would gladly go back if I was a student again.


  2. Student Worker

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

    I worked at Baylor University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful programs to make extra money whilst attending university.

    Cons

    It can make studying and getting good grades difficult.


  3. Engineering Student Worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Student Worker in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Student Worker in Waco, TX

    I worked at Baylor University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule to work with class schedule
    -Flexible hours during busy project and test weeks
    -Can do homework in down time at work

    Cons

    -hours based on seniority so first semester or so may not have the best hours
    -doesn't pay more then minimum wage but this is a small price to pay compared to the benefits

    Advice to Management

    Fire extinguisher training was always fun.


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  5. Laboratory Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baylor University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved everything about this position. There are many benefits for the staff and really good pay. I had to quit because I wanted to continue my education in graduate school.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything that was bad. I wished the university was located at a better place. Still everything was great


  6. BBF Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baylor University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great People. Great Customers. Faith welcomed.

    Cons

    Not a lot of inventory.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in great people


  7. Residential Office Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baylor University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Residential Office Assistant position provided a flexible schedule for students.

    Cons

    The job itself was rather boring.


  8. Grad Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Baylor University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for grad students. Moderate amount of work for the pay.

    Cons

    Baylor's alcohol policy is antiquated at best.


  9. Great!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX

    I worked at Baylor University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I worked as a research assistant at the Baylor University School of Law. I had a great experience with the faculty and staff as well as the HR department.

    Cons

    The pay as a research assistant isn't great, but it was higher than minimum wage and provided much-needed supplemental income.


  10. Regional Director - Texas Hunger Initiative Austin

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baylor University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, purpose-driven work, ability to contribute significantly to society on a large scale. Ability to grow quickly within the organization and to work in a cross-functional role.
    For those living and working in Waco, work/life balance is pretty sweet!

    Cons

    Regional employees don't have access to many of the perks of living and working in Waco as a Baylor employee -- sporting event access, gym memberships, low cost of living, proximity to Baylor etc. In addition, overall pay is not competitive with the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to create financial sustainability that mesh well with the organization's ethos, to create full-time jobs (non-AmeriCorps), and to optimize your employee's effectiveness in meeting one of Texas' greatest needs--hunger.


  11. Great place to work, but terrible HR

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Baylor University (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great retirement (10.8%, but no match)
    generous leave policy for staff
    energetic environment during the year

    Cons

    everything is political
    the HR processes are unreasonably rigid, meaning they're built for one group but don't fit most of the staff
    totally risk averse - not the place for innovators (for staff only -- faculty may be different)



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