Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. Loved working at the BYU Store!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible, free text book rental, leadership development was great

    Cons

    Women's Conference is a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for treating the student employees so well!

  2. Student Developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to get started as a developer. I was able to get real experience from others who had chosen my profession.

    Cons

    It's part time, obviously, and it's only available to active students at BYU. Also, the pay isn't extremely competetive for developers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing these opportunities to students. It was super valuable to get some experience with real world development situations before I dove into it full time for a career.

  3. 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

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  5. Student Instructor at BYU

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    It's good to work for the school. Very consistent.

    Cons

    The pay is not always the best.

  6. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time

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

    Pros

    I had a really good MS Adviser who cared about my development as a young engineer. The staff was all really helpful and insightful.

    Cons

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a research assistant. I have no cons to report.

  7. Great place to work!

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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)

    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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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