Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
420 Reviews

4.4
420 Reviews
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Kevin J. Worthen
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Teaching Assistant

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Super flexible hours
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    BYU's time keeping restrictions are pretty tight and their myBYU web app is horrendous.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I have had an outstanding experience researching for BYU.

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

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

    Pros

    You are employed to learn! Grow as you get paid! The culture is, of course, to learn and to learn how to present what you learn in ways that will be respected by prestigious individuals in one's area of study.

    Cons

    As an employee, you are expected to work hard and without getting paid a whole lot; that doesn't necessarily need to be a bad thing though. It depends on your perspective: there are many rewarding features of the job even if the pay is not a big one of those.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Teaching Assistant

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours; Access to faculty; Option to work on homework during slow periods; Practice evaluating submitted work. Learning how to properly develop effective learning activities and course projects

    Cons

    Low pay; highly demanding during exam periods - when you have midterms and finals, other students have midterms and finals, so you are grading midterms and finals when you really need to be studying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving better compensation, if not in monetary form, in the form of tuition reimbursement or book discounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent job for a student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility for class schedule, good value system, great supervisors.

    Cons

    Most positions don't pay well because you're a student. There's absolutely zero possibility for position growth because you can no longer work there once you're no longer a student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great for Students, but Management Lacks

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    -Conveniently on campus
    -Regular raises
    -Decent Pay

    Cons

    -Management is just too old and out of touch
    -Max of 20 hours a week during fall/winter semesters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refresh your staff with competent people that didn't graduate 50 years ago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My overall experience has been a negative one but should not be inferred and transferred to other departments or areas.

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    Current Employee - Cook  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Cook in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Reasonable time off for family. Ample sick time accrual. Can be an an exciting place to work if you work for a department that is fun.

    Cons

    Limited availability to advance. Management not very helpful and can be extremely rude. Discipline is non existent or is very one sided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees fairly. Include lower level employees in decisions that directly affect them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A, not surprisingly, uneasy place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    If you want to work for a religious university you probably already know what to expect. Lots of very friendly people, and a very well thought out organization.

    Cons

    Culture gets stale quickly.
    Pressure to not stand out is an issue.
    Constant concern of damaging the universities reputation.
    Loads of somewhat silly rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just relax a little and people will be their best selves all on their own.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overworked new faculty member of the Spanish Department, which was required the highest standards with no help.

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    Former Employee - Full-Time Faculty  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Full-Time Faculty in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    I loved the teaching, because the students were the best I had out of the 4 universities I taught.

    Great opportunity to excel in teaching, because as a general rule students came prepared for class, which in turn made the learning meaningful and rewarding for the students and me.

    Great use and availability of top-of-the line technology in the classroom. Great technology classes for faculty, to use in the classroom.

    Motivated students.

    Cons

    Politics dominated and made it very difficult for cooperation among faculty members. If you were new in the department (not new in the profession), you were out of luck. No help whatsoever from colleagues. On the contrary, they did not want to share anything, to make it easier to transition into the new environment. Consequently, the few meetings to talk about improving were useless. The lack of collaboration increased misunderstandings and misconceptions.

    Too much work for the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training as it is, is useless, unless there is opened genuine collaboration between faculty members.

    The more experienced faculty members should be giving, not only advice, but also solutions to common problems.

    Sharing specific ways of teaching with concrete examples on a regular basis (weekly), will greatly help in promoting humility, understanding, and the spirit of cooperation among faculty members, which in turn will ease the load of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship at BYU

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    Former Employee - Feature Writer  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Feature Writer in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfied

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    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) as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Consider time consuming TA jobs to undergraduate students and give graduate students time to research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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