Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Flexible and excellent for students

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    On-campus jobs are very good at working around your schedule. If things come up and you need an hour or two off, you can almost always find someone to cover your shift.

    Cons

    It's a student job, so it's obviously not focused on opportunities for growth.

    Recommends
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  2. Perfect if you know what you are getting into

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    Family and Lifestyle oriented. LDS Environment

    Cons

    Static, slow moving. Not a rapid development environment for your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3. I loved working at BYU. It is a great environment to learn and grow. There is nothing that I would change.

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    Current Employee - Web Programmer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Web Programmer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn and grow. I learned so many new skills and became proficient in PHP, MYSQL and javascript.

    Cons

    Sometimes the projects that I worked on were a little boring, dealing with Drupal. But most of the time it was great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hold frequent trainings for your employees. I learn the most when I have an opportunity to struggle and then get a little help.

    Recommends
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  5. Teaching as an adjunct professor is rewarding and fun because I give it my best and network across campus.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time

    Pros

    Get into events, sit on committees, lead events, mentor students and clubs. Position is what you make of it.

    Cons

    Poor pay. No extra pay for letters of recommendation, tutoring, etc. Can't get hired for undergrad faculty position without a PhD. In fact, the Poly Sci Dept only accepts applicants from the top 10-20 Poly Sci programs in the country! Don't think Educ Dept requires PhD from top educ program. Hard to get a tenure spot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay adjuncts more because they certainly spend more time on the students than well-paid, tenured faculty do!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6. Good for start-ups

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and a great work environment

    Cons

    Not very challenging, and doesn't pay a whole lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Fun Environment, lots of work (CS TA)

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    Former Employee - BYU Computer Science Teaching Assistant in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - BYU Computer Science Teaching Assistant in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, low pressure, flexible hours, learned a lot

    Cons

    There was a lot expected of us (given jobs that teachers normally do), often busy, occasionally rude students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teachers should teach and write tests. TAs are just there to help with student's learning and grade assignments.

    Recommends
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  8. Great place to work if you are a student

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    Current Employee - Web Programmer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Web Programmer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    If you are a student in BYU you can just walk in to the building during the class break and work.
    Hours are very flexible and it's not very hard to find a job

    Cons

    They pay less then the other companies off campus. Most of jobs are just custodial unless you have some special skills like progarmming so it's not very helpful with your currier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of programming job opportunity on campus. Also if you have a friend who would quit a job soon or graduating, ask them to refer you for futuer employee. It is really easy to get hired if you have your friend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Amazing opportunity to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours, fun little projects, amazing way to get experience

    Cons

    Poorly managed, hard to get into the very intractable problems. No full time developer to help keep code clean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain more full time technical people. A little but more micro managing probably couldn't hurt

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Flexible Hours, Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Student Software Developer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Student Software Developer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a student, the flexible hours were a huge bonus. This on campus job enabled me to work between and after classes, and was a great fit for me.

    Cons

    Low Pay Compared to other developer positions off campus. This was a trade off I was willing to make.
    Hard to justify studying when I could go and do work and get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work environment and people. I loved the staff and the projects I worked on. The time reporting system was a little buggy, and didn't allow me to input what I had done in the hours that I worked. Wished the system had that functionality.

    Recommends
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  11. I'm a secretary at one of the departments and I love it!

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Secretary in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I pick my own hours. When my work is done I can work on homework. I love the people I work with. We get to do fun activities together.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best. In the summer you can only work part time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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