The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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Fantastic Work Environment with a Purpose

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Riverton, UT
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Riverton, UT

I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time for more than a year

Pros

Working for the Church is like working for a charity that doesn't need to be hyper-focused on raising money. You know what you are working on is contributing to either a humanitarian or ecclesiastical cause, which is a great feeling.

The IT Department at the Church (the department I worked for) does a good job at staying on top of technology. They are typically quick to adopt trends early on.

The work environment is awesome. It may put off some, but I liked starting the work day in prayer with my co-workers. It infused us with unity and purpose that can't be manufactured through traditional team-building exercises (we did those, too, though!).

Cons

The Church struggles to remain market competitive for IT staff. My pay started out great, but it did not increase like it does in a for-profit company. (That is not why I left, mind you. They definitely take care of their employees.)

The load is a bit lighter than the average IT job. This might be a good thing for you, but for me it was sometimes a little nerve-wracking to *not* be under the gun every now and again.

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Keep doing what you're doing! Be a little more flexible with respect to telecommuting, but that is really a minor point. I can't say enough good about my time working there.

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    Working at the Missionary Training Center was one of the most meaningful experiences I have had.

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    Current Employee - Instructor (Spanish)  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Instructor (Spanish) in Provo, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great co-workers
    -Meaningful work and teaching opportunities

    Cons

    -For a student, it does require quite a time commitment, but is well worth it!

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    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Riverton, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Riverton, UT

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    While there are negatives there are positives as well. The environment is surprisingly very professional. Another plus are the retirement and medical benefits.

    Cons

    There are limited opportunities for career growth. From my experience it feels like in order to move up you must know someone. Business change is too slow for my liking.

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