Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Physical Facilities (Student Custodian)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Custodian in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Student Custodian in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Management is understanding and helpful. Two weeks off for Christmas (not paid). Managers are willing to work around your school schedule.

    Cons

    Middle managers rarely work. The head of physical facilities changed the title of middle managers over custodial to working supervisors. I'm assuming it was to emphasize the importance of managers working alongside the custodians they manage, but that didn't change much. Aside from the occasional piece of paperwork that needed to be processed and walking around the building a few times a day, custodial "working" supervisors spend most of their time surfing the internet and playing on their phones. It sets a bad example for the employees they manage. No benefits and very few raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Area supervisors should monitor custodial managers more often. Maybe the non-working supervisor culture runs all they way to the top. During some seasons staffing is at low levels and it is hard to attract new employees. Management should consider paying custodian better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Philosophy TA

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    Former Employee - Philosophy Department TA in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Philosophy Department TA in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, pretty good pay for TA ($10/hour), even had some paid training opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes tedious work, not awesome job security because it was dependent on the number of students in professor's classes that semester.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really liked management and office culture. Karen is the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Wonderful Mentor

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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)

    Pros

    Understudy a professor (for lack of a better term) who is very invested in you. I have had an amazing experience!

    Cons

    Low work hours. On down times you don't work at all, which usually is correspondent to the busy times in the semester (Which is nice as a student).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great managers and expectations of student employees

    Current Employee - BYU Print and Mail Attendant in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - BYU Print and Mail Attendant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Teach you lots of skills that will help you as you move past BYU and into the workforce.

    Cons

    Sometimes hold onto bad employees for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview more stringently and make sure people fit the job.

  6. Scheduling Coordinator for missionaries learning a foreign language

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Uplifting atmosphere, an immense amount of love involved with the teaching, very flexible hours, managers were wonderful.

    Cons

    Office itself was not ideal, not team bonding, meetings did not have a ton of purpose,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needed to be better proponents of innovation and change

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great Learning Experience

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to help start the BYU BESD lab.
    My Picture is on the Website.
    I have a better understanding of Academic research in Systems Engineering.

    Cons

    As a beginning lab, there are not many other experienced engineers to turn to for help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear direction to research assistants on exactly what deliverable are expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Not hard Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    It is a really easy job. There really isn't much effort that needs to be put into this job. It is a decent paying job.

    Cons

    Not everyone does their job. Others have to pick up the slack. Depending on who the supervisor is, there will be politics. If the supervisor likes you, you will get the good jobs.

  9. Great! (for students)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Pros

    they work around school hours. BYU employment is school first then employment. All BYU employers have to work around your school schedule making this a very convenient job for students.

    Cons

    Low hours cap, low pay. They are trying to give as many people as possible jobs and are not worried about rewarding their best employees. This leaves little chance for advancement and growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on providing growth opportunities for your employees. We get it school is important, but so is work! Let us gain valuable experience by letting us grow!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. I manage six different websites that are used by various clubs and organizations of BYU.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility. An opportunity to make changes and voice my opinion.

    Cons

    I haven't found any cons yet.

  11. The work was good, but the management knew little.

    Current Employee - Mail Clerk in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Mail Clerk in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    There was flexibility and openness to the organization. The people were fun to work with, and times that weren't busy were relaxed.

    Cons

    Management did not understand what was going on. Would be called into my boss's office for him to show me the latest thing he found on Buzzfeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the job a bit more seriously, but trust the students to know what they're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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