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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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.  

    Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Bookstore Employee  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Bookstore Employee in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly and managers understanding. It is an easy work environment to clock in and clock out and there are multiple programs across campus jobs to learn and get more certification.

    Cons

    Hours can be hard on students but there is really no way around that. Finding a job at BYU is the hardest part as most every student is fighting to get the same jobs you want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job with excellent atmosphere and flexibility.

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with, and the general atmosphere of the work environment. They expected a lot out of us, but allowed us to be students and have fun, within reason.

    Cons

    It was difficult and overwhelming at first, to learn everything. They had a good training in place for it, which helped ease into the transition, but it still is overwhelming. There were some rules that weren't favorable, like wearing shorts, but they were mostly minor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seemed to mostly get it, and were involved with the work enough to know how new policies would directly affect us. Hopefully that's the same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    MMBIO 241 TA

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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 a year

    Pros

    It is great campus job which will work around your class schedule. It is not overly difficult but gives you good lab, teaching, and Ta experience while building strong relationships with professors and students.

    Cons

    It doesn't pay as well as the chemistry department and it's not like a paid research job where there is direct job cross over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Teacher's Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    This was a very flexible position and I was definitely valued as a employee.

    Cons

    I wish I could have worked more and had more direction to know what was expected to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I love working in BYU Athletics

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    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist

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

    Pros

    The leadership in the office is excellent and my co-workers are very professional.

    Cons

    The Athletic Department is very professional in providing training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very professional and great to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Web Programmer - student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great on campus job, good pay compared to other on campus jobs. Friendly environment, great learning opportunity, flexible schedule

    Cons

    The pay could have been higher for the work I was doing, have to be enrolled in school to work.

  8.  

    Working for BYUI is okay at best

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Rexburg, ID
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Rexburg, ID

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

    Pros

    The schedule is very flexible for classes. There are many opportunities to learn and make mistakes.

    Cons

    Everything is student run so you can forget about accurate information, training, or reasonable accommodations. There is a lot of information lost from actual policies and the policies students make up to keep from having to look something up or ask someone. Compensation is insulting for the more technical jobs on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a rigid training regiment for all new employees so that students don't get away with working 2 hours a week for a month because they don't know what is going on or who to go to to find work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic place to work as a Student

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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 more than a year

    Pros

    Depends on the kind of job you want. I work with a professor. The hours are flexible and I get to do stuff that will forward my academic and professional career. Your coworkers are also students and I have had the opportunity to work with some pretty fantastic people.

    Cons

    You cannot work for BYU if you are not a student. The pay is less than working for a traditional employer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for Your Education - If your professor has money

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Great Work Environment, Nice City, Collage Town.
    Do not have to pay for insurance (including dependents) and Tuition is payed for. Also, plenty of opportunities to apply for funding (Travel, Research Funds, Etc...)

    Cons

    Some Professors require 60+ hr work weeks, and not everyone has funding, so you may have to TA a lot. No raises for students in the past 8 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pinching pennies, and give me a raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Flexible, great environment, good student pay.

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    Former Employee - Music Instructor  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Music Instructor in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Teaching music lessons was satisfying, with flexible hours and appreciative students. I'd recommend this to anybody who can teach well.

    Cons

    Not enough students. I would've liked having 10 or 15, but they have so many teachers that it's hard to get as many teaching hours in as you'd like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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