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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
110 Reviews

4.3
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints President Thomas S. Monson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are great and there are outstanding people to work with (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work environment with passionate, dedicated people (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The dress code is business professionals so no slacks and always a suit and tie even during the summer, it gets pretty old (in 5 reviews)

  • The Church is a conservative organization and like most large organizations can have its fair share of politics (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    COJCOLDS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros and benefits and work life balance compensation.

    Cons

    There are a lot of cons of office culture, time-off policies and personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider office culture, time-off policies and personal growth.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    not as family oriented as they profess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I met some wonderful people during my time in the company.

    Cons

    you are forced to give 10% of your gross income back to the company. on top of being underpaid, it was too much. they are family oriented, but when you need to be with your family, they refuse to let you go home. when I began to disagree with the company, they turned my family against me and made them believe I was a bad person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    honesty never hurt anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work there if you respect yourself

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    Current Employee - Incident/Tech Specialist  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Incident/Tech Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Stability of employment. It seems to me that no matter what you do nothing can cause you to get fired.

    Cons

    Complete incompetence of management. Even though it is supposed to be different working for the church they make it seems like a badly ran business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn something in your field and start treating your employees like they are worth something with their knowledge of what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Works well with school

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    Current Employee - Handler  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Handler in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    They are very accommodating with your school schedule, and they are very good about allowing you time off. It is a rather nice environment and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    They no longer offer full time positions, so if you are looking to work here and eventually get benefits you might want to go somewhere else. They expect a lot out of you and they expect you to be dedicated to your job but they don't show the same dedication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on valuing your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, not a bad student job, but definitely not a good one either.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Provo, UT

    Pros

    My supervisor was very willing to work with my school schedule, which was a major plus since classes and school holidays were sometimes sporadic.

    Cons

    No room for growth and no performance incentives of any kind. This is strictly a job and nothing else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the student employees know that they are appreciated and treat them with respect. There are a lot of incompetent student workers out there, but the majority are hard-working and strive to do a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great environment; lousy middle management

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    great work environment; clean, well run, with excellent benefits including a pension plan if you continue to work there for a few years.

    Cons

    Terrible middle management; very competitive environment where I would expect to find something much more collaborative. Middle management takes credit for work and ideas of employees, and is threatened by those with ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This needs to be fixed. The work done is important, and I cannot imagine Upper Management being pleased with the way that many are treated in this work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Facilities Manager
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager

    Pros

    Great opportunity to align work efforts with your religious beliefs. Common values among work associates is also a nice convenience. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Tenure and longevity seems to be more valued than talent and potential. Frustrating to see the politics and lack of taking accountability in church employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job, low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with a great atmosphere. Co-workers that share the same values.

    Cons

    Low payscale. Very little recognition of employee contribution. Dress code is VERY formal - suit/tie/coat to work every day at all times (you can take off your suit coat when you're sitting at your desk, otherwise you have to have it on). Very little advancement opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to HR - build a rewards system that actually means something, where employees are rewarded for the work they actually do instead of just giving broad "merit increases" annually to everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable workplace with satisfying work.

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Great to work with people who have common beliefs and values. Gratifying to work on projects that further the Church's mission. Very accommodating to family life. Great health benefits and 401k matching. Plenty of interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Complicated bureaucracy is frustrating. Some departments aren't great in helping with career development and training.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Processing Clerk III  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Processing Clerk III in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    - Great Benefits (ins, PTO, etc)

    Cons

    - Fairly difficult to move up
    - Very specific culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give hard working innovators chances to move up more frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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