Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
426 Reviews
4.4
426 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Good environment, people are patient, and lots of freedom in how things are done.

    Cons

    Some departments are staffed too low, resulting in a lot of responsibility being placed on too few people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great place (and plentiful opportunities) for job experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere, and flexible hours for its student employees. Pretty decent work ethic here, and there's a sense of purpose that seems to drive a lot of the positions. I had room to grow and take the initiative on projects, and I received on-the-job training from patient supervisors.

    Cons

    I had a part-time student job, so I wasn't paid well, but it was better than minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a little more commitment behind employee training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work while going to school

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    They work with your school schedule each semester. They are very lenient during finals week. They pay decent and usually give raises three times a year.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of grunt work. Full-time employees tend to look down upon students - which I can see why, at times, but in general they should treat students more like employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat student employees more like full-time employees so they have more motivation to work hard/learn their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at BYU was very good. I had a lot of independence in my teaching as a graduate student and flexibility.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Instructor  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Provo, UT

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good flexibility and good salary for amount of work that was needed. They also offered a TA for my job as a teacher and gave me free reign over my class for the most part and how I utilized my TA and colleagues were professional.

    Cons

    Not very many cons. They do pay more for day classes than evening classes, and that didn't seem right since the amount of students were often the same so it was often the same amount of work. I know the salaries came from different departments, but that really didn't seem right. Other than that, things were good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal salary for equal work. Happy with everything else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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