Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
489 Reviews
4.4
489 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work environment is very LDS, and so very nice and everyone wants to help everyone (in 36 reviews)

  • great people to work with, great institution that is getting better each year (in 31 reviews)


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

  • Sometimes communication can be an issue because all student employees are part-time (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with and very flexible. A great place to get experience and learn from very intelligent people. They give students a lot of responsibility which has helped me learn a lot.

    Cons

    No chance of moving up. Once you are not enrolled in school you can no longer work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to get a good start

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    Former Employee - Industrial Hygiene Assistant in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygiene Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with

    Cons

    Thier pay, isn't the greatest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    not a lot of room for growth if you are a part-time employee

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - MTC Language Assessment Rater in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - MTC Language Assessment Rater in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    My current job is nice because I'm pretty much on my own rating assessments in the MTC. I don't have to coordinate too much with others and I can just go it whenever is convenient.

    Cons

    I generally make a lot more here in Utah than I could in Canada.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at BYU has been marvelous. I have worked in two different entities and things have only gotten better.

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    Current Employee - Assistant PR Coordinator in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant PR Coordinator in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    I have a great working environment and I have the opportunity to earn more money as well as take on projects for which I have a passion.

    Cons

    Obviously, part-time employees don't get paid time off or benefits like that. Other than that, no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Uplifting and positive work environment

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

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

    Pros

    The guys I work with are all extremely intelligent and helpful, we all help each other out with our work, and the research we do is cutting edge. The hours and schedule are very flexible.

    Cons

    Summers are prime research time so leaving for internships is often discouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on outreach to undergraduates. Most have no idea how to get involved in undergraduate research.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great student employment opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    If you're offered a TA job, TAKE IT! Being a TA offers financial, professional and academical benefits in ways other college jobs don't.

    The professors I assisted (two at a time, sometimes) were generous in each allowing the maximum number of hours per week AND letting me set my own office hours. Because my employers were familiar with my schedule and the academic calendar, maintaining a work/school/life balance was easier than if I'd worked off-campus, and the hourly wage was much higher than the minimum wage I'd be earning anywhere else.

    Because I was assisting in an academic area I hoped to pursue in my graduate education, getting to know my professors better by working for them allowed for stronger letters of recommendation. I was also able to have more frequent out-of-classroom conversations with them about my research.

    I learned great things about writing from correcting hundreds (and hundreds, and hundreds) of other students' essays. And because the classes I assisted were related to classes I'd taken in the past--but not necessarily identical--I was able to learn new things without the burden of paying extra tuition or doing unpaid homework. Plus, if you schedule the maximum number of office hours, chances are pretty good that *most* of the time students won't be coming to visit you (except leading up to a test or major assignment). Once you've finished any of the grading/prep the professors assigns, you can totally do your own homework during the remaining office hours. Sweet!

    Cons

    Make sure your professor is okay with you setting your own boundaries with students. Otherwise, dealing with procrastinators can be really difficult--expect to see a good dozen kids in your office the day before a major assignment is due, each wanting you to line-edit their draft (or help them write an initial outline). You totally want to help, but there's not a lot you can do at that point. And don't make the mistake of allowing students to email you their drafts for feedback right up until the day before deadline--I must have given feedback on a good hundred essays in a single day trying to fulfil the committment I'd made.
    Additionally, student athletes can be remarkably entitled (not all, but some--I've never had a non-student athlete assume none of the rules apply to them). In one of my larger classes I had several swim team and baseball team members. The swim students came in regularly and early for help with their essays and test study groups. When they knew they'd be away from campus for an exam or assignment, they were careful to complete it early. The baseball team members regularly missed exams without notice, turned in papers late, and then expected us to accommodate them by changing the syllabus rules since they were student athletes. (? It's college. You're here to learn.) The swim team students passed with flying colors. The baseball team students failed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved being a TA. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  9.  

    Loved mentoring students

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great work environment, great people. Obviously the institutional values were determined but the sponsoring institution and contributed to the great culture.

    Cons

    Very hierarchal, high emphasis of a degree to gain credibility. Personal growth opportunities were available and encourage. Pay is always behind the curve of the public sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great student body. Love working with them.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    Autonomy, flexible schedule. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Reviews, dashboards need work. Hard to find parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to block social media during class time. Students should be required to show expected grade when submitting a review.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people. Controlling religious atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros that go with academia, generally. Students are good kids.

    Cons

    It's an LDS religious institution.

    Doesn't Recommend

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