Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
433 Reviews
4.4
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    Best Student Jobs on BYU Campus

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    Current Employee - Social Media Manager  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Library student employees make a generous starting wage, with a 25 cent raise each semester based on performance reviews. The library is a peaceful, fun, fascinating environment, with fun co-workers. Administration and supervisors are very understanding of students' busy schedules. So many interesting jobs available! I have worked in/with several departments, and have been impressed with the quality of staff in all of them.

    Cons

    Some student jobs only have 8am-5pm hours, which can be difficult to work into a full-time school schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Extremely satisfying. Amazing environment. Excellent institution.

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    Current Employee - Full-time Staff  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Full-time Staff in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    I truly feel that my service is valued by my co-workers and by the university in general. Excellent people to work with and a very satisfying mission. Very generous benefits, with lots of campus perks on the side as well. Clean campus and respectful community. I truly am highly satisfied with my job here at BYU.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a perfect employer, but BYU gets pretty close. A common sentiment among a large portion of BYU employees is lower-than-deserved salaries. I tend to agree; of course I would like a higher salary. But there is much more value offered in BYU employment than just salary, and I think that is the reason for lower salary figures. The benefits package alone makes up for lower-than-average salaries.

    There truly is a message being sent by how long BYU's employees stay to work. Though not perfect, overall the job satisfaction is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel the administration does an excellent job. Keep valuing employees providing benefits like they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Undergraduate Research Assistant (BYU Marriott School, Dept. of Organizational Leadership and Strategy)

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Valuable mentoring from professors. Good exposure to research in general and the opportunity to author articles. Work anywhere, anytime.

    Cons

    By nature quite ambiguous at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I had a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Public Relations Features Writer  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Public Relations Features Writer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere with great leadership. They really want you to learn and grow, and they carry the mission statement of BYU through their own departments.

    Cons

    Not much diversity in terms of viewpoints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great school

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    not much room for career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow employees to come up with own ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dining Services-Good job opportunities, need new upper management

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    Former Employee - Food Production Specialist- Food to Go  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Food Production Specialist- Food to Go in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is very easy to get a job in dining services and there are always positions. Generally it is a low stress job that works well with class hours, homework, and social life. Lower managers seem down to earth and understand the life of a student.

    Cons

    Low pay. That is pretty much found at all of the non-technical university jobs. Upper management is stale and lacks vision. They seem like they couldn't care less about the students and sometimes the lower management as well. Most are just sticking around for their retirement package. Give it to them early and get some younger people in there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an interest in the students in all areas as well as the lower management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    BYU review

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    Current Employee - Custodial Crew  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Custodial Crew in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with kind and hard working people.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick with all of the good work.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the most fulfilling jobs I've had.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    The School's values are the best you'll find from any employer. Staff is very caring and, dare I say, spiritual. My work here allowed for much personal growth as I knew that my work was adding to a greater cause.

    Cons

    If working as a student, you are, regrettably slave to Obama care and cannot work longer than 20 hours a week. As a graduate student that limit is raised to 28 hours, but is still a bit of a downer. BYU, however, cannot control or modify that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    STEM Research Development

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    Current Employee - STEM Research Development Assistant  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - STEM Research Development Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Highly flexible schedule
    Great resources and environment
    Beautiful scenery and campus
    Great boss
    Diverse daily jobs
    Develop diverse skillset
    Great moral and integrity standards

    Cons

    Low pay compared to actual job requirements
    Some mixed messaging as far as progress and development goes
    Slow and resistant to change
    Lack of central infrastructure to promote intercollege/department communication
    Mixed messaging as far as university research is concerned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a good learning experience with lots of opportunities to get involved.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I had many chances to do research with professors. It prepped me to do what I wanted to do in the future. Professors understand that you have a lot of things going on (sometimes they even care).

    Cons

    My only complaint is that I feel like sometimes people focus on religious details rather than people. As a student, you don't really get any benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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