Brigham Young University (BYU)

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Brigham Young University (BYU) Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
490 Reviews
4.4
490 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good Place for a student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Russian Language TA in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Russian Language TA in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Usually not incredibly stressful, and I was treated and taught very well. My direct supervisor and the student supervisor both cared a lot about the people that were under their leadership, and they spent a lot of time training us on how to work better in our current capacities and for the future.

    Cons

    Very hard to get changes made. Often management implements policies that don't seem very logical or practical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good experience for a student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    There's autonomy, flexible hours, very understanding management. Overall its a nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Sometimes its a bit slow. The project I work on has little visibility, and nobody really cares about it. No training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe have more structured training for student employees, to help them develop their skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great job, hit or miss management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    I worked as an MTC teacher. The best part is that you get to work with young men and women who are excited about missionary work, you get get to keep up your mission language, and you have frequent spiritual experiences. Working at the MTC was the perfect student job. It paid relatively well and it was rewarding in other ways.

    Cons

    Sometimes management was good and sometimes it wasn't. I resented managers who tried to micro manage and guilt teachers into compliance. The hours were sometimes hard, I almost always had to work either Friday or Saturday night from 6pm-9pm, and whether it was evening or not I always had to work on Saturdays so basically I never had a full weekend day. The monotony of the lesson plans can be tough if you're not willing to think outside the box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to guilt teachers into complying with certain rules or processes; usually your teachers are pretty upstanding people, so just give them some general guidance and let them do their thing.

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  5.  

    "Wellness Program Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    You work with really great people who have high standards and share values. If you are a student, they are very willing to work with your schedule to allow for your education to come first.

    Cons

    There is very little room for growth. It's structure is pretty rigid, so once you're in a position, you pretty much stay there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time

    Pros

    I love my experience working there.

    Cons

    Low payment, and had to work hard to get the money I wanted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    BYU Career Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best job for a BYU student. So much exposure to employers. I've loved every second of it. The office staff is the best on campus.

    Cons

    No cons, I have loved working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Research Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    The job was very well paying for a student job. Hours were very flexible. Honestly, this job is what got me into graduate school.

    Cons

    None to speak of, it was the best opportunity for me at the time

  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The environment is wonderful and the staff is great. Management is understanding and sympathetic to family needs. Benefits are fantastic--especially the health plans in which the college pays for a huge portion of the expense. The tuition benefit for family members is also wonderful. Every Tuesday you have a paid hour break for spiritual uplifting with the BYU Devotional which is shown all over campus.

    Cons

    Pay is a little low, but benefits are great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Typical Fast Food Experiance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Dining Employee in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Retail Dining Employee in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Helpful Managers/Fellow workers, generally a good environment, half-off card for on campus dining. Flexible around students' schedules. Generally a clean environment.

    Cons

    It can be hard to get a sub, and at the beginning of a semester we are often understaffed., which can be very stessful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU)

    Pros

    Very nice people and nice place to work.

    Cons

    have to think of one yet.

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