Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews in Provo, UT

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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4.3 273 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Brigham Young University (BYU) President Cecil O. Samuelson

Cecil O. Samuelson

(211 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Great Work Environment, Nice City, Collage Town (in 36 reviews)

  • great people to work with, great institution that is getting better each year (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • During the semester you may only work up to 20 hours a week (in 16 reviews)

  • If you work part-time, they will limit the number of hours you can work (in 14 reviews)

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    Great internship at BYU

    Feature Writer (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsAwesome culture and great people at University Communications. Seriously the best internship you can have on campus.

    ConsNot much room for growth. You have to be there for three semesters before you get a raise. That said, it does pay better than most on-campus jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsYou will get a lot of exposure as a TA and will get to learn a lot of new stuffs and teaching techniques.

    ConsSome of the professors expect a lot out of their TA's They give you work that will take more than 20 hours you are suppose to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider time consuming TA jobs to undergraduate students and give graduate students time to research.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment

    Bookstore Employee (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsThe people are friendly and managers understanding. It is an easy work environment to clock in and clock out and there are multiple programs across campus jobs to learn and get more certification.

    ConsHours can be hard on students but there is really no way around that. Finding a job at BYU is the hardest part as most every student is fighting to get the same jobs you want.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great job with excellent atmosphere and flexibility.

    Computer Technician (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsI enjoyed the people I worked with, and the general atmosphere of the work environment. They expected a lot out of us, but allowed us to be students and have fun, within reason.

    ConsIt was difficult and overwhelming at first, to learn everything. They had a good training in place for it, which helped ease into the transition, but it still is overwhelming. There were some rules that weren't favorable, like wearing shorts, but they were mostly minor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement seemed to mostly get it, and were involved with the work enough to know how new policies would directly affect us. Hopefully that's the same.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    MMBIO 241 TA

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsIt is great campus job which will work around your class schedule. It is not overly difficult but gives you good lab, teaching, and Ta experience while building strong relationships with professors and students.

    ConsIt doesn't pay as well as the chemistry department and it's not like a paid research job where there is direct job cross over.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teacher's Assistant

    Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsThis was a very flexible position and I was definitely valued as a employee.

    ConsI wish I could have worked more and had more direction to know what was expected to me.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic place to work as a Student

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsDepends on the kind of job you want. I work with a professor. The hours are flexible and I get to do stuff that will forward my academic and professional career. Your coworkers are also students and I have had the opportunity to work with some pretty fantastic people.

    ConsYou cannot work for BYU if you are not a student. The pay is less than working for a traditional employer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for Your Education - If your professor has money

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsGreat Work Environment, Nice City, Collage Town.
    Do not have to pay for insurance (including dependents) and Tuition is payed for. Also, plenty of opportunities to apply for funding (Travel, Research Funds, Etc...)

    ConsSome Professors require 60+ hr work weeks, and not everyone has funding, so you may have to TA a lot. No raises for students in the past 8 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop pinching pennies, and give me a raise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible, great environment, good student pay.

    Music Instructor (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsTeaching music lessons was satisfying, with flexible hours and appreciative students. I'd recommend this to anybody who can teach well.

    ConsNot enough students. I would've liked having 10 or 15, but they have so many teachers that it's hard to get as many teaching hours in as you'd like.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work while going to school

    Student Employee (Former Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsThey work with your school schedule each semester. They are very lenient during finals week. They pay decent and usually give raises three times a year.

    ConsCan be a lot of grunt work. Full-time employees tend to look down upon students - which I can see why, at times, but in general they should treat students more like employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat student employees more like full-time employees so they have more motivation to work hard/learn their job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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