Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Office Specialist

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    Current Employee - Assistant to the Director in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant to the Director in Provo, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and flexibility with schedule.

    Cons

    College pay isn't that great

  2. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

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

    Pros

    Flexible, better pay than non-student jobs around Provo, and you don't have to pay FICA taxes when you are a full-time student and working for a university.

    Cons

    Lack of promotions and pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. I worked as a building security guard and really enjoyed working with both my coworkers, supervisor, and the department

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Provo, UT

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

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

    Pros

    They provide students with very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Students can be pretty undependable at times.

    Advice to Management

    I would just do more role plays to prepare the guards for potential situations

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  5. Coordinator, Administrator

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    Former Employee - Coordinator, Administrator in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Coordinator, Administrator in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, facilities, hr training/development, sports programs, beautiful campus, AMAZING student employees who do great work.

    Cons

    Higher ed: at times you get this feeling that this quote really is true, "politics of higher ed are the worst kind because the stakes are so low." Implement a little or low tolerance for checking social networking sites while on the job.

    Advice to Management

    PDP's are helpful for the employee. If you really want to progress as individuals, groups, departments, and divisions, implement 360 feedback as well. Rarely does the employee give his/her supervisor formal feedback until it's late and the relationship(s) are soured to the point where the employees utterly dread coming to work. Encourage and reward behavior such as collaboration, face-to-face talking instead of passive aggression, creative solutions, and teamwork.

  6. BYU is a great employer for all students

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

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

    Pros

    -BYU offers tons of jobs to students
    -Good pay raise depending on your position
    -Obviously flexible with class schedule
    -They are used to a lot of turnover so longevity isn't always a concern

    Cons

    -A lot of jobs start at minimum wage but that's more of a gripe with Utah than BYU
    -A lot of staff members are older so it can be difficult to get them to get on board with more up to date ways sometimes

    Advice to Management

    -I was really happy with my manager! I've had friends though who's managers would get upset about talking to friends for too long and stuff like that even when there was nothing for them to do

  7. Great environment to work in with pleasant co-workers, comfortable hours, and reasonable pay.

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Provo, UT

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

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

    Pros

    * On campus - close proximity to classes.
    * Workplace becomes a very comfortable part of your schooling life.
    * Kind supervisors who are dedicated to making BYU a better place.

    Cons

    * Relatively lower pay than other off-campus positions.

    Advice to Management

    * More rigorous screening when it comes to hiring would be beneficial. Not everyone that just got off their mission is honest, diligent and full of integrity.

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family and Lifestyle oriented. LDS Environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    None

  10. Overall a good environment.

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    Current Employee - Media Design Assistant in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Media Design Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and flexible hours

    Cons

    Management is a little heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Please be willing to listen to workers.

  11. Not great.

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

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Reasonably good availability of resources.

    Cons

    Unsupportive environment. Conservative politics are emphasized at the expense of the establishment of an intellectual environment.

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