Baylor University Reviews

Updated August 30, 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. Great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Extremely encouraging environment for a graduate student. A lot of chances to work on projects you like and the freedom to explore new ideas.

    Cons

    Relatively conservative school, so if that makes you uncomfortable, it can be a tough place to work. That being said, most people are extremely warm and friendly as a result of the religious atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, I think Baylor is achieving most of what it aims to accomplish as a university. They have done a good job of putting a focus on the STEM fields, which is where they previously had lacked as a university.


  2. Good university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baylor University part-time

    Pros

    Nice people and environment. Good equipment.

    Cons

    Hot weather, overly air-conditioned interiors.


  3. Good resources for Graduate Assistants

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Baylor has excellent resources and opportunities for graduate assistants, including full tuition, generous stipends, teaching opportunities (including serving as teacher of record), and support from the Graduate School and one's respective department. The cost of living in Waco is quite affordable, and there are good resources for families in the city.

    Cons

    As with any large university, the administration seems to care more about maintenance of the school's reputation than admitting to error or being proactive on issues of justice. This is especially troubling since Baylor is a Christian university.

    Advice to Management

    Be forthright when mistakes or misjudgments have occurred. Put the well being of individuals over the reputation of the institution.


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  5. Grad Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Waco is a wonderful and affordable town to live in, and the grad school is very supportive. In addition to the base salary for teaching or TA-ing, there are other scholarships (and sometimes health insurance) available.

    Cons

    Parking is terrible on Baylor's campus.


  6. Baylor University Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Baylor offered good pay for a free-lance position and had no problem with giving me leeway to work independently. They have solid ethics and good research support.

    Cons

    It is a large institution.


  7. Great place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place with a wonderful culture.

    Cons

    I do not have any negatives to say.


  8. Decent work study job

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    Former Employee - Fundraising Floor Supervisor in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Fundraising Floor Supervisor in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GOod school to work for, multiple work study job opportunities. Would recommend to anyone to work there. Great management team within the development department

    Cons

    Low pay for work study. 20 hour maximum for work study despite many students being able to handle more hours. Financial aid however needs work as they are not very educated on loan issues at times

    Advice to Management

    Recommend hiring more students and allowing more students to work over 20 hours if they are able to handle it. College is expensive and every student could use the extra cash


  9. Values Driven- Consider myself lucky to have worked there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baylor University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic. You feel united and part of a giant family! Plus the campus is beautiful! Great medical and retirement benefits as well. Such a great energy!

    Cons

    In my particular department there was no room for growth after I hit a certain point. Further my career and experience was difficult.


  10. Decent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baylor, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baylor, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it was really good i really enjoyed it i would go back again. i would recommend it to anyone

    Cons

    it was too far from my home so commute was difficult. i would go back if i lived closer

    Advice to Management

    keep on doing what your doing. it is great and communications was great between everyoneone.


  11. Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Leader and Trainer in Robinson, TX
    Current Employee - Leader and Trainer in Robinson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great football and basketball teams; students are valued

    Cons

    Unbalanced work load; condescending and negative place to work; feel unappreciated



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